It’s the reaction that makes me want to do it again and again.
But the first time was just a fluke.
On one of our perfect summer evenings, I was at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park looking for spot to take a picture of the sunset. The shots I was capturing were OK but this one took my breathe away.
The one at the Van Dusen Garden’s Christmas display was a little more contrived. This couple was standing behind me as I snapped away. I asked if they would sit on the bench so I could add some context. And yes, within minutes I had sent them the picture… she was a little giddy at it all. Even from behind they look very much in love.
Too many Facebook posts are quotes from worthy people imploring us to perform acts of kindness. I really have no time for that type of beseeching. Who doesn’t know that we should be kind to each other? We should strive to make each other happy.
On my daily walks I always have an eye out for the perfect picture. There is now the added intent on spreading some joy.
Their reaction makes me happy.