Last week my family went to Lantern Fest, here in Colorado. What an amazing spectacle. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. Amazingly, I was able to take a moment to take it all in, amidst taking photos, video and helping my kids and husband actually light our lanterns (which was no easy feat!). I’m always torn between being in the moment (being true to the Buddhist in me) and capturing the moment (being true to the photographer in me). I usually manage to do a little of both.
I do remember being in the moment when I said to Sophie, “Isn’t it beautiful? Isn’t it amazing?”
And she responded by saying, “Yeah Mommy, can you make me one of your maps that looks like this?”
And… here is the result. I love it.
You can view the entire album of the lantern festival on my Flickr account.