‘Clock! Clock! [Point] … Clock!’

My one-year-old nephew was quite taken with my Starburst seventies-inspired clock, and insisted on everyone drawing their version of a clock on the blackboard. He shouted out the words, and then pointed to a family member to draw a clock, inspected the drawing before choosing his next willing assistant (Grandma insisted she couldn’t draw).

A blackboard is such a temporary thing, mostly used by me to plan my week’s menu (yes, I’m a Virgo so hyper-organised), written on and then wiped off, never to be remembered or thought of again. I like that in capturing it in a photo I have created a moment and made something temporary, permanent.

I’ve been practising mindfulness recently - it’s about being in the present, experiencing the moment, paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. And savouring the moment, the joy. Being present.

Adrian and David Wade said thanks.

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So-Shan Au

Londoner, bit of writing, takes photos, book geek, works in publishing, loves maps, typography, papercuts, architecture, trees, art, design, photography, gardening... @soshanau

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