Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Captured in a Relationship

"Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, can forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever." - Author Unknown

I've taken a lot of time off.  I've been busy.  I almost shut this blog down completely, but for some reason I have just sat on it.   I love that most of you just stuck with me, continuing to keep me as a friend and keep me on your Google Readers.

I absolutely love and have loved reading about different relationships and you sharing your stories helping those of us open our minds and also. for some of us, getting through our own similar situations.  The good stories have been so good and something to shoot for in our relationships.  The bad and ugly... have been just that... bad and ugly--something to learn from and be a support for those that have needed it.

But I also have this photography obsession and my business has been keeping really busy... so I had to remember my priorities... but I have missed my friends here.

I came across this quote.  And for me it hit home for personal reasons... but it also gave me a fabulous idea to mix my love of photography and relationships.

So here is the scoop.  For at least the rest of the summer I would like to introduce "Captured in a Relationship".  

What I would like is for you, my friends, to send in pictures with only two people in them, and then a short excerpt of why that picture and/or relationship is important to you.  This picture can be a professional one or one you took with your cell phone--the trick is when you send it in to me you are pledging that the picture and those in it, are okay with it being posted.  So it was either taken by you or you are promising that you are approved to send it in.

Here is my own example... 

This picture is of my son and I.  I love that I can still be goofy with him so I cherish pictures like this because I know someday he might not be okay with this... someday he will be... a man.  I hope it never happens, but I know it might--so I cherish time with him and try to take a picture like this any time I can!

So what I need from you guys!

1. Start sending in pictures to blokthoughts@gmail.com, following the rules, and then let me know if you want me to link you up to your blog or website, or not--as always, it can be anonymous.  (Depending on how many I get... I will start posting AT LEAST one a day, hopefully, starting next week)

2. Let people know about it if you will :)

Also-- you are still welcome to send in "DEAR YOU" letters and any post you want to write about dealing with relationships.




Cajoh said...

A very clever idea. Now I have to find some flattering pictures because you know how it is— either you or the other person does not look good in the photo.

The best of skill in balancing your job and this blog.

Nolens Volens said...

Well, I am glad to see RW back. :)

DCHY said...

Oh wow...you're back! I came back to Blogger to respond to the comments on my blog and I was surprised to see Real World above my blog on Dashboard. I'll scrounge around for a pic or two...

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

This oughta be good.

TisforTonya said...

hmmm... now I need to get a little permission to use one of my favorite pics... :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Cajoh-- right, which is why I'm the one I take care of in a picture... If ya know what I mean!!! You dont have to be in the picture, it can be one you took of two people!!!

NV-me too! I do love it:)

DCHY-- can't wait!

GOE--send some of your awesome pics!!! I know you take incredible ones!!!

T-- I hope you get it!

wendy said...

fun idea...........I bet you get some good photos.
Relationships are complex and valuable.

Sweet Lily said...

Absolutely fantastic!!