Here are just a few photographs from part 3 of my Lost and Found Kid’s series. I can not even put to words how much I enjoy photographing these kids in the studio. They split open my heart with pure awesomeness. I love the way young have hardly any barriers between themselves and the camera.
My next Kid’s sessions will be sometime in September. I’m headed to England and Scotland in a few days. I will be attending a photography workshop with Brooke Shaden somewhere in NorthEast England. Then I will be traveling to Scotland to visit old friends, check out Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, and do some dream photography with some amazing kid’s.
And lastly, here is a reading that caught my attention a few weeks ago….
by Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.