Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The Lady in Red
I was so excited when I saw this poppy because I wanted to do a series of shots of it. One of it being born, one of it in full bloom, and one of it as it was dying away. But we had a cold spring, and this flower never got to bloom in its radiant entirety, so I only took one picture out of three. But it did remind me of something I saw today, which was absolutely in full bloom...
I went to the grocery store, and as I was putting everything into the back of my car, I could hear opera music... a woman singing. I looked to the car to my right, and it was a brand new red convertible VW bug. I glanced inside and noticed that the little vase on the dashboard was spilling over with big bright red silk poppies. And the woman driving looked like a voluptuous flower herself... a heavier set woman wearing bold colours, listening to this beautiful opera, soaking up every wonderful bit of her life.
Her window was open and I felt compelled to say something to her... and she looked at me with a smile and a glint in her eye and replied, "I'm just lovin it!"
It was as though she was taking her life by the horns and living it completely on her terms, and because of it, she was radiating from the inside, out.
To say I was inspired by this beautiful woman would be an understatement.
Maybe I need to wear more red.