“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein
“Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” ~William Shakespeare
Even Shakespeare didn’t like going back to school. And it sounds like Einstein didn’t have a very high opinion of formal education either. So it can be rather hard to make a case for being excited to go back to school. And even though I don’t have to go back to school any more, I confess that I’m never very excited when the boys have to go back either. But just like swimming in a cold lake in summer, once we all dive in and get used to it, we’re all happy that we did. Like every new year, it’s the same yet different. Will is in ninth grade, and since that school is close to home, he can ride his bike every day. It is nice to see him enjoy that independence. (Plus, I really don’t mind not having to battle the after-school traffic and parking lot rage of the other parents!) Henry is in fifth grade and has started band. He’s chosen the oboe! I love how he constantly surprises me. It is always a little exciting at the beginning of the school year, wondering what new things they will do and accomplish. So here’s to a new beginning. May we not dread it too much, and may we learn as much as we can!
As promised, I’ve decided to change up my One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month Project. I am going to try to do environmental portraits and character sketches of the boys each month. It is challenging for me, and I only have a few ideas so far. When those run out, I will have to dig deep and get creative and maybe learn a bit more about the boys in the process. So here’s to my new beginning. May I continue to grow as a mother and an artist!
Here we are at month nine of the One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month blog circle! I am so excited that this project has become meaningful to other mamas out there who are also growing and learning new things. I hope you’ll take a look at some of their images. Up next is the talented Megan Dill.
Want to see earlier sessions in my One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month Project? You can find them here.
I created these images with my Contax 645 and Kodak Tri-X 400 film, and natural light.