Look for the hope, cherish the moments, and know that you are loved.
For the first time since we've been here on The Cape, I felt like I wanted to get out and truly shoot some scenery. I have been so exhausted, and didn't realize how much until I was able to crash for a bit, and relax. I was out with the tripod at Rock Harbor at sunset, and saw the beautiful sliver of the moon set, as well. As we were going back to the car, I saw the stars above us, and thought "how beautiful it is!" Then I realized the big dipper was above the trees, and it turned out I wanted to capture it. I'm not much of a "nighttime photographer", so to speak, and I wasn't prepared (flashlight, remote, stuff like that), but wanted to give it a shot. I fumbled a bit with settings but did what I could, with what I know. I used my cell phone flashlight to try to find a focus point for the camera (it barely reached, but I was able), and set the timer on my camera. My processing of them has a bit to be desired, too, but in many ways, I'm just not that picky.
There was one other photographer there who was from Maryland, originally from S. Korea, and is now retired from a medical research company in DC. It was quiet, peaceful, and just beautiful.
Yesterday I gained some hope as I was walking the girls around the neighborhood. A woman was also walking and we got to talking. She lived in Delaware and moved to The Cape 40-some years ago (I think she said 47 years ago). We chatted a bit, she asked about me, so told her a bit about what I'm in the process of doing. We exchanged dialogue about it all, and turns out she owned an independent living facility for mentally challenged people here, nearby. She said once I start looking (if I need to), the opportunities will come. A family member went to Moravian College long before me, but it was neat to see the similarities in our lives.
Last night was the topper, with the beautiful sunset, out with Bella as she did her thing how she is able at this point.
Look for the hope, cherish the moments, and know that you are loved. And that it'll be ok.
Last night's starry sky above the clam trees at Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA
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