There was a moment today in which a friend of mine "scolded" me and waved the digital index finger at me for not posting the above image on Facebook but posting on Instagram. I can only imagine for some this moment might be one to gloss over, but not for me. It meant a lot to me for the following reasons:
- This friend who layed down the "scolding" frequents more on Facebook they do Instagram. What were the odds that they'd see all of the work I've been sharing via social media? So somehow, someway, this image was seen and it prompted the question of why it wasn't posted on Facebook. A question I honestly can't answer because in my mind I swear I posted this image, lol.
- When this friend really likes something (song, image, design, food, moment of shade, etc.) they will let you know; and when they really don't care for something it will usually go unsaid (unless it's a shade-worthy moment, lol). And they animately let me know that the image was well liked; not by way of hitting the like button or writing a comment, but by messaging me and letting me know.
Honestly, this made my day. This moment in time reaffirms my decision from three years ago to photograph dance. A decision that on and off (and even now as I type, just being honest) I wondered if I made was correct. Bring refueled by friends and unexpected moments are things that I cherish on the photography journey; and it came at the right moment.