Project Black 2
I love this contemplative statue in its niche on a Liverpool waterfront building....
It has been a very exciting weekend. Yesterday I did another "solo" wedding, supported and assisted by Phil. It was a very long day - we set off at nine and returned home close to 11 that night! It didn't rain this time but the lighting conditions were challenging...brilliant sunshine one minute, heavy cloud the next. The couple were great and the locations gorgeous. We had a few problems and not everything went smoothly but A has already seen the photos and he's happy. He thinks there is an improvement from the last one which is encouraging :) I'm literally walking a few inches off the ground I'm so happy!! I have another booking - I guess I am a wedding photographer now :)
Phil has left for another week away - Scotland this time. It was great to spend the whole of yesterday working. I'm going to miss him..
During the ceremony yesterday the groom's sister read out this passage by Louis de Bernieres. Both Phil and I really liked it and found it meaningful.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.