"I wondered around my house, looking at the ornaments and memories that filled it. I collected a few things, even photographed them. But somehow they didn’t seem to fit together. And then I looked down, at my feet, and realized that all I needed or wanted to ‘save’ from the burning house was me."
A few months back I took my Burning House Photo but then got nervous, and decided not to apply. I think I am mostly nervous that my photo wont get approved and make it to the blog. Many of the submitters are professional photographers and have gorgeous photos. Today I felt ready, and re took my photo. Even if I don't get accepted I am still pleased to share it with you.
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Education Assistant and lover of life.
I spent a lot of time thinking about what items I would select if put in the burning house situation. I piled all of the items on my couch and took a few photographs. I slowly started really thinking about what I would take and began pulling items away until I was left with the few in the photograph. Before any possession I would save my kitty and sweet pug first. They both refused to sit for a photograph.
- My laptop. I would be lost without my laptop, hundreds of photographs and countless words would be lost.
- Engagement ring.
- Shoes on the way out.
- White linen hand dyed and hand sewn wrap. I find this wrap/scarf so comforting, I think given a stressful situation it would help a great deal.
- Current knitting project. My hands always have to be busy.
Wish me luck, I would be thrilled to be featured on this blog. While I wait to hear back if I was approved, go check out The Burning House! It is such an interesting look at people, and what they would take in the situation of a burning house.