I made a promise this year - I Michel Feist do solemnly declare that this, the year of two thousand & ten I will post three hundred & sixty five photos to thy blog.
In my brain, at that time it felt like it was that big of a deal. no joke. William Shakespeare himself said the words in my head. Looking back on it now it still seems like an impossible task. I definitely had some bumps along the way but am in the home stretch now (45 days left) and I'm getting all sentimental. Everyone has a different reason for doing 365's and mine was simply to become so comfortable with my camera and its settings that it would eventually become an extension of my arm. Oh and perhaps have some fun along the way. What I didn't count on - but was pleasantly surprised by - was the people I met along the way. This last week I have been grumbling about this project, unhappy with the lack of light, pouting about the photo block I've been "enduring" when all the while have also been looking back in retrospect with complete gratitude. If one thing is for certain - I definitely wasn't alone this year. People all around me were cracking me up, documenting their real lives, telling great stories, chasing amazing light, making amazing portraits and reminiscing great memories of travel. Thank you all for allowing me to join in this path with you. Please share with me images of your own personal 365 or thoughts on it today. Are you planning on doing one this year? how bout' a 52 project if every day is too much?
My numbers and the numbers running through ewitsoe's head are of completely different heartache. The only thing they hold in common are that they have brought each of us to find gratitude. I urge you to read the story that follows this image. It took my breath away.
keep on keeping on muser peeps!
michel of wishful thinking
The special significance of numbers and the magic they truly hold