five things, may 6 edition

Spring evening 1. I think this has been, in some ways...a lot of ways, a pretty awesome week!
2. I think I love being in a photography class. I'm not going to be able to take any this summer, and I'm already worried. It'll be okay. My teacher turned me onto an amazing food photographer (her name is Helene DuJardin) last week, and I'm rushing out to buy her book (if only it were in stock). I figure what with learning Lightroom (still) and all the stuff we'll be doing in class, I won't be able to start being inspired by her until at least June. Okay, let's face it. I'm inspired now, but I won't really be doing anything about it until June. So maybe that'll be my summer project.
3. I think it was as much a big week as it was a good week around here. Neel got some well-deserved good news. I figured some important things out. Some Rilke kinds of things out. ("You must change your life." Extra credit to whomever guesses the reference.) I'm not quite ready to talk about them yet, but I will.
4. I think I'm finally ready to talk about the show, so I'll blog about it next week. Took me long enough, huh? One thing I learned is that I'm not the greatest at embracing the moment. I need to get better about that.
5. I think it feels like everyone I'm taking pictures with (I know, I know back to the photography) knows what they like to take pictures of. Has a niche. I'm not sure I do. I like to take pictures of people, and I like to take pictures of things. I don't totally love taking landscape shots, or wildlife, but other than that, I'm pretty happy going click, click, click at pretty much anything. I told Neel I really want to stretch myself in this class (as if I didn't get enough of that last time!), but I'm still not sure I'll be any closer to figuring some of this stuff out.