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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

30 Days of Photographs II: The Future

This might come as a surprise to you, but as Michael and I were picking the themes for this challenge we weren’t picking themes that we already had ideas for, or that we thought would be easy. On the contrary, we picked themes that we thought might be challenging, throwing in a few easier ones to keep everybody sane. The past ten days or so, I’ve really been struggling to think of ideas, even had a few desperate moments when I thought about posting photos of posters or something. The same thing happened with “The Future.”

I thought about everything from tinfoil hats to flying cars to UFOs to remote controlled toasters, but nothing seemed to be good enough. And then it hit me. It was so obvious, right there in front of me the entire time.

I am getting married this summer. My future is with M. This is his ring, the symbol of our future together, of our love. Planning this wedding is a lot of work, more than I ever thought it would be, and we’re only really getting started. Among all the stress and the invitations and the music and flowers and food, among all the decisions I have to make, the “I do” part of the wedding seems like a small thing.

Because that’s the only part I’m 100% certain about.




This post is a part of the 30 Days of Photographs II challenge. Please visit the rest of the participants for more fantastic photos: MikeWJ, Nicky and Mike, Mo, Meleah, John, aka nonamedufus, Bryan, aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A., 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine. *
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37 comments:

  1. You could always elope...to Canada. Then I could come to your wedding. Lovely picture.

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  2. There's nothing insignificant about getting married.  Best of luck to you both - may you both be mature enough to not drive the other person crazy.  Take time to realize the person you love is why you are doing this for - and that's their objective as well.  I think beyond that...there isn't beyond that.  Always just remember the other person in everything you do - never take a person for granted...especially one who means so much.

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  3. Ooh, ahh, very nice, Ziva.

    I'll look for your crazy wedding dance on youtube this summer.

    No?

    Good.

    :)

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  4. Great photo and wonderful sentiment.

    Also, I'd know that book anywhere :)

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  5. I'm a bit slow. It took me a moment and then I saw it. How did you do that? Very cool.

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  6. Holy Cow!!! Amazing way to express this! I love it all, the ring, the shadow, the book! How did this get into that head of yours? - oh right, you're in love... Love can make us see all sorts of possibilities. Always remember that you are the lucky one in the relationship and it all works. Not to say that it is all hearts and rainbows, tho...just, don't panic.

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  7. Awwww! Absolutely beautiful, Ziva! The photo is perfect all by itself, but then add in your lovely, heartfelt words and it makes the post amazing! Congratulations on the upcoming marriage. It makes the whole word a better place when we find the perfect match. If you weren't so far away, I would bring my vintage photo booth to your reception and take photos of your guests sitting on the moon. Wish I was closer or had enough money to travel there. Beautiful post, friend.

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  8. This photo is perfect.  It just couldn't be any better.  I'm so happy for you and M.  I know you will continue to have a beautiful life together.  And I'm looking forward to a bunch of little "zivas" and "m's" running around!

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  9. This is by far the most beautiful photo you've posted. It stands on its own without need for a back story. (Elope! It's far easier.)

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  10. Clever shadow shot!  Lovely post and great photo!

    ;-)

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  11. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Ziva!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this. 100% perfection!

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  12. That's a lovely photo, it really is, but who taught you the ring in a book heart trick? Very clever.

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  13. Beautiful photo and a beautiful sentiment.  I married Brian nearly 9 years ago.  It was the best decision I've ever made.  Congratulations to you both.

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  14. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    I love this photo, and I love this post, Ziva. They're both brilliant, and elegant in a way that most photographers and writers only hope to achieve. Also, I assume that you and M nerd-bonded over "The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy," and that's simply adorable.  

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  15. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Books and rings have long gone together, Mo.

    "
    Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,One for the Dark Lord on his dark throneIn the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness *bind them*In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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  16. You know, I don't have to get married in Canada for you to be able to come to my wedding, the planes fly both ways. ;)

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  17. Absolutely beautifully put. Thank you for these words of wisdom. :)

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  18. Hah, no one will be allowed to film my crazy wedding dance. What happens at my wedding, shall be forgotten before the hangover the next day.

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  19. I was hoping someone would notice which book I used. ;)

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  20. It's all about the light. ;) Having someone with you, holding said light at exactly the right angle also helps.

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  21. Haha, don't panic might be the best advice anyone's ever given me. I ought to have it engraved on my wedding ring in large, friendly letters.

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  22. Thank you, Malisa. :) With a vintage photo booth with photos of guests sitting on the moon, I would have the best wedding reception ever!

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  23. Thank you so much, Linda. :) Do we really want a bunch of little ziva's running around, though? Oh, the mayhem...

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  24. Thank you, Cheryl, I'm really glad you liked it, it's definitely one of my favorites. :)

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  25. Thanks, Mo. :) I saw it done somwhere ages ago, and remembered it last night. It wasn't easy getting the light right, but eventually I got it.

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  26. Aww, Nora, I'm so happy for you and Brian, you seem like the perfect couple. :) And thank you. :)

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  27. I'm glad you liked the photo and the post, Michael. :) I really, really, really hate to tell you this, and I'm even a little ashamed to say it, but... *whispers* ...M hasn't read the books.

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  28. Wow. The only thing that could possibly make this post and picture better was if it was N's ring and N in your future. Sigh.

    All jokes aside, this is perfect Ziva. In every conceivable way.

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  29. I love this picture--have never seen this done before!

    After being married almost 39 years, my biggest piece of advice is this:  Remember that your wedding day is only ONE day--your marriage is for a lifetime.  Don't make yourself crazy over the ONE day--the crazy comes later.  ;)

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  30. Actually, I read the first book like 11 years ago, but I never got to reading the other ones. I'm no big fan, but it's kinda mandatory to know about it :-)

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  31. Oh crap, I spelled N wrong again, didn't I? N and M are right next to each other on the keyboard, I always get it wrong.

    Thank you, sweetie, I'm really glad you liked it. :)

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  32.  I think the crazy might have arrived early... ;)

    I'm really glad you liked the photo, it was a little tricky to get just right, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. :)

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  33. Technically, you can't
    say you've read them unless you've read all five. And you're not a big fan,
    huh? Well, perhaps you're a big fan of sleeping on the sofa tonight? 

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  34. This photo is perfect.  It just couldn't be any better.  I'm so happy for you and M.  I know you will continue to have a beautiful life together.  And I'm looking forward to a bunch of little "zivas" and "m's" running around!

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