You know those scenes in movies where the main character appears motionless in the middle of the frame, while the background seems to whirl past at seemingly unstoppable speeds? That's what life feels like lately. One giant, unrelenting timelapse sequence. Two seconds ago, it was February. Now it's July. How. Did. That. Happen.
I find myself at once grasping (unsuccessfully) to maintain some semblance of control while ultimately realizing that I am in no way fit to determine the course of my life. Weeks...months...years like these are important reminders that God has a perfect plan for all of us and that only he can see the entire picture down to every last intricate detail. As long as we can submit to God's will, realizing that if we make His goals our goals, life moves along exactly as it should. The fact that I've felt so run down lately is probably a sign that I've been resisting this. Time to let go and let God.
Spending the first day of July at the Griffith Observatory after church was the perfect way to gain some perspective and humble myself a bit. The sun was out, the air was warm, and I was with my family to celebrate my dad's birthday :-) He's the best man I know and I'm so glad we could all be together to appreciate everything that he does in our lives.
I didn't forget my camera, but I did forget my memory cards. DSLRs work better with memory cards. But I would assert that the best camera is the one you always have with you...your phone. So, Instagram it is!