I encourage my children to follow their passion and do what they love, as I was encouraged by my parents. The kids are still really little, so no one knows what their passion will be, but mine is photography. Capturing that firey sunset, the first Spring blossoms, a child's birthday grin, or the first kiss as man and wife... What a thrill to have that image to relive and share, for all time!
I started with a hand-me-down Minolta and struggled to pay for the film and processing for many years, but now I carry my Canon DSLR (and all the accoutrements!) with me everywhere I go... Even to the grocery store! Who needs a purse when you have an awesome camera bag?
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