Welcome back to my bimonthly Project 26 post. In this project I am privileged to participate with a group of photographers where we use our art and our eye to interpret a theme or prompt. This time, our prompt is Strength.
I thought about how to photograph this prompt and I kept coming back to a phrase, “Strength of character”. For my two lovies, they both possess strengths in their character. Each of their strengths is different, but I can see these strengths come through in the series of photos below. From my son, his strength is his determination. He won’t shy away from something if he thinks it is hard, or something he won’t be good at. Instead, he takes the “I can conquer, or I can master” attitude. He is tiresome sometimes in his determination, and there are time I have to remind him to take a break or come back to something when he is “fresh”. From my littlest, one of her character strengths is a fearlessness. She may be the youngest and the smallest of our family but she doesn’t care. She is my, “I can do it Mama”. And on this day, she did it. She climbed higher than anyone else, with little regard for the red line that your not supposed to climb past, completely fearless.
On this day, I was extremely proud of both of my little climbing powerhouses. To end, I had a funny exchange with a colleague where I recently showed him one of these images of my daughter and son scaling walls, and he immediately exclaimed…”Mama don’t let them grow up to be mountain climbers”. My response, “too late.”
Joining me this week for Strength, is my friend Hope Toliver of Hope Toliver Photography. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us. Head on over and see for yourself.