I knew there was a gem in that mind of mine but I couldn’t see it for all the chaos.
Yesterday, I took a long walk for excercise but I took my camera. What should have been a brisk 45 minute walk turned into an hour and a half because I kept stopping to take photos. I would see something and knew there was a photo there but I couldn’t figure out how to bring it to the viewer’s eye. I took photos from all angles and then finally quit so I could move to the next shot. While I’m doing this, I’m also mentally writing a script for a submission video for a project I’m working on. It’s exhausting just remembering all this.
When I got back to the house, I took the memory card out of the camera and worked on the shots I had taken. Inserting the card back into the camera, I flipped the cover over to lock it back into place and something didn’t feel right. That seemed a little hard to close. I opened it up and tried again. Hmmm. No problem. Guess it was my imagination.
Later, I tried my camera again and it wouldn’t power up. I have tried multiple times and still no go. God took my camera away from me. Then how am I going to shoot the video? Not panicking, just a little anxious. My mind is racing to possible solutions. It’s like someone threw dirt in the water. I can’t see a way out. So I metaphorically set the glass down and gave it time to settle.
Cut to this morning. I’m out on my walk again. Thinking, thinking. Then it occurs to me how relaxing it is to not have my camera. I’m not looking for a shot because I can’t take one. I started looking around and really enjoying the scenery I take for granted. This is an extraordinarily nice day for the end of January.
Then it came to me. I can shoot the video using the webcam on my Mac. Awkward but do-able.
The two photos up top are my mind in different states. The pink bike is the gem in the chaos. The gate open to a wide open pasture was my mind when the solution came.
Let go of figuring it out and the solution will come.
I would love to read your comments about your experience with this phenomenon.