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Sight Strolls

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The Last Hurrah

© Sharon Brown Christopher

My childhood piano teacher was fond of saying to me, “Practice makes perfect.” It’s an adage familiar to us all. Over the years I have learned to question…What exactly is perfection?  The answers given when I have asked have shifted and evolved over the course of the years.

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A Hint of Fall

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I have learned that the habit or discipline of practice is indeed necessary to hone any sort of skill.

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The Light of Great Price

© Sharon Brown Christopher

In recent weeks I have increased my practice of photography. I take what I call “sight strolls.” With photo gear draped on my shoulders, I stroll through carefully and sometimes not so carefully chosen sites with eyes wide open or eyes squinted, looking, assessing, feeling, and then receiving the invitation to raise my camera.

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Day’s End

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Between showers this past week I strolled through Centennial Park and Belmont University campus in Nashville, Tennessee. While perfection eluded me, the practice internally rearranged me in subtle ways. I felt happy on the inside when I got home. In this instance discipline begat contentment.

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Tipping Points

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Contributed by Sharon Brown Christopher