Friday, 15 March 2013

Simply a Moment

I'm laden down with my camera bag, an umbrella and a take-away cup of tea from Costa.  I push at the swing doors and nothing happens.  I turn and give them a shove with my bum and they grant access.  I'm in the Town Hall, in the room where I donate a pint of blood every quarter; today, however, it's been turned in to a small theatre for tonight's performance of Fantastic Mr Fox.
I see Miss J in the thick of it, looking her usual serene and calm self.  I see and hear twenty-plus children chatting and playing on their phones.  None of them appear to paying attention to Miss J.  She happens to look in my direction and smiles.
"If you're here ..., does that mean ...?"
I nod.  "Yes, I'm here with my camera and the big lens."
She hugs me.
I find a quiet corner for my bag and coat and then sip my too-hot tea.  I take my camera out, put the strap around my neck and fit the big lens.  From my corner, I spy out the lie of the land, work out which children have which part and decide where I'll stand or sit.
I look at my watch; it 2.15 pm.  I have a clear run of one hour and fifteen minutes.
I begin.
Alexa, of Trimming the Sails, invites people to share a moment with her around this date of each month. Nothing fancy, just a few well chosen words, or a photo, or a scrapbook page.
What's your moment?

18 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is awesome, Ruth. I could just picture you with hands full, pushing the door open with your back side. ;o)

And it's a really cool photo that you used with this post as well.

Sandie said...

The photo is great Ruth, hope you enjoyed the play.

alexa said...

What a splendid photo you've taken for your moment! I could understand so perfectly about the door and the clarity of your description made me smile. Your photographic skills are clearly much in demand and very gratefully welcomed. Delighted to read another moment from your life and thank-you so much for linking up :).

Abi said...

What a wonderful description Ruth. Beautiful. What a fun challenge to photograph a play!

Alison said...

Great photo Ruth...you really are getting around with that camera!
Alison xx

Rhona said...

I could just picture you arriving at the venue laden down. And the relief of getting in and being able to drop your things and then get started. The photo is great and I'm sure all the rest are too! x

Liz said...

I hope the photo shoot and the performance went well. xxx

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Beverly said...

I could picture you trying the door then turning for the real push and her face lighting up knowing you were there. The photo is fabulous :)

Sian said...

I love that little moment with the door..something we can all relate to and one of those tiny things which make up..life, really

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Honoré said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your moment- juggling stuff as we all do often brings in our ingenuity. The photo is priceless and I expect just one of many gems. Thanks for sharing your moment, and
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Becky said...

Love the photo! Thanks for sharing your moment :-)

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Miriam said...

What a great story and fantastic picture to accompany it!

Jennie said...

Oh I can just see you pushing that door! A great moment - and I love your photo! J x

Missus Wookie said...

Ah I recognise those stiff doors and dealing with them however one must. Lovely moment and fun photo too.

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