July 4, 2013


“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet” – Roger Miller

Sydney has had an extraordinary amount of rain over the past few weeks. Finally, these last couple of days, it has stopped, and I was able to get a delightful bit of time in the sun today this morning, and again at lunchtime.

Given I normally photograph families outside, I’m acutely aware of when the weather turns foul for extended periods, as it means my work stops and lots of photo shoots get rescheduled. At the moment, we’re fully booked with family portraits for the school holiday period, and, almost as though the Universe knew I’d need it, the sun came out just in time! Happy days.

This image was taken with my iPhone in the front seat of the car, looking out at Maroubra beach. I loved the way the rain drops were collecting on the windscreen. (I think, at the time, I was trying desperately to get my son to have a day sleep. No luck. He was jabbering on in the back seat the whole time.)

Which brings me around to today’s quote. Some people find joy and love in their challenges, and are able to stride purposefully through their lives, despite the weather – literal or metaphysical. In this case, I had a recalcitrant toddler, and crappy weather. So I made some art out of it.

I could have simply gotten wet, or complained, or been miserable about the weather and my son’s apparent desire to stay awake. Instead, I chose to walk in the rain.

What sort of person are you? Do you walk in the rain, or do you just get wet?

With love,
Israel. xo


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