Sunday, July 13, 2008

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.

7 comments:

Dianne said...

that passage is lovely

so is the statue

what makes me happiest is how happy you sound - floating above the ground - yay!!

photowannabe said...

I love the sentiment of all the pretty blossoms falling from our branches we find we are one tree....Excellent thought.
Congratulation on becoming a wedding photographer and having another job coming up. That's terrific.
It must be hard having Phil gone for long periods of time, but it must make his coming home even more wonderful.

Carletta said...

Love the statue - the black and white contrast of the photo is really nice.
That passage is beautiful. So glad you shared it.
"Love is what's left over when being in love has burned away..."
Oh so truthful!

picperfic said...

those owrds reminded me of the Dad talking to his daughter about love in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, have you seen that film? Barry and I watch it again and again, it is a beautiful film!

Kerri said...

What a neat statue! Glad the wedding went well!!

Rebecca said...

Awesome! From the way you shot it, it was hard to tell if it's big or little.

The Quiet Rage said...

Loved the reading... it actually gave me goosebumps because it's sooooooo true. Love is a temporary madness, and after the 'thrill' subsides is what love is truly about. Thanks for sharing..