This year started off with a bang to my heart. My cousin passed away really suddenly. We got some possibly grave news from the hub's side of the family too. It got us thinking a lot more deeply than usual. I think our brains and hearts just about exploded. We are used to just staying on the surface, skating, meandering, sometimes robotically through life. None of us are impervious to the maws of death. So... I am spending a little time each day on photographing just for me, the way I like to with no one else to please or impress. And it feels so darned good.