Don’t grow up too fast, the exciting ideas might escape.
She’s my 7-year-old and her world is a fascinating place. Her daily needs are simple; food, sleep and adventure. Her notebook is full of friendly monster doodles and has a clockwork morning report of her nightly dreams. In one particular instance, she woke to tell me that she dreamt that she could fly. And she had a simple request. She wanted to do a photoshoot of her dream.
Now, you can guess what I did next. I looked down on my abilities to fulfill her photoshoot request. I told her that I didn’t know how to do that, that I hadn’t taken photos for a while, that I wasn’t good enough or that it would be too hard. I thought about my equipment and how my camera was old and I didn’t have the right lens. Excuse after excuse after excuse. She was sad and utterly confused. But she did…
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