I like this one of her. The Grand Canyon stands majestically behind her and yet the only thing that I want to look at is her. The hat she bought at The Venetian Shops in Las Vegas, knowing that those shops reminded her of our honeymoon in Venice. The wonder and awe in her eyes having just seen one of the wonders of the world. It’s not just the wonder I see, but also the love she has for me in her eyes. I love how she stands a little uncertain. We had just arrived back from Japan where she was looking after her father who has cancer. I know she wants to be with her family, but she’s with me in an unfamiliar country doing her best to make sense of a strange land and strange people, as she makes a new life here. I love how she is holding onto her camera. She grips it, holding on to it so that it doesn’t fall into the abyss. What else in her life is she holding on to?
So yeah. I don’t really care what anyone else thinks, this picture is mine, she is mine, this moment is mine. And even though there will be other moments, other pictures, I’m going to live in this one right now.