The Best Week Ever – The unframed photo

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A little more than a month ago a recieved the biggest surprise in my life (so far at least). Hubby and I where eating a nice pizza, watching some animé and the intercom went off.

I almost didn’t get up thinking it was a mistake, but something in my gut made me approach the little camera, and my father’s face was there…smiling… with his worn-out blue cap and yellow t-shirt.

I seriously thought I was having a stroke.

Story? My mom and dad came as a surprise and stayed here, in Barcelona, for one amazing, perfect week.

I got the days off from work and spent the best week ever. Between strolls to the beach, pinchos, lots of eating, photos and just spending time together, it was perfect.

 

These photos that I took that week made me realize something. When we take pictures, is not always about capturing what’s in front of us. Sometimes is about the people behind the lens, its about what we are feeling when we press the shutter.

Somehow the image per se is not framed in what we see.

When I see these images I feel the way I was feeling when I took them. It’s beautiful and so unique. Feels very personal in some way…

Does this happen to you?

One Year Ago

One year ago there where nerves, stomachs filled with butterflies, excitement and expectation. One year ago there where tears, shortness of breath, shaking bodies and thoughts where a knot. One year ago there where bags, half empty closets, goodbyes and airports.

Hubby and I moved to live together to Barcelona one year ago. April 05, 2013  will forever be incrusted in our memories as the day feelings where a mess, new things begun and other ended.

7,492 kilometers away, 365 days later here we are. It’s very difficult for me to resume all that has happened is this time, so I’m just going to let my favourite photos of this year speak for me… Hope you enjoy them.

It was the most nerve-racking thing I’ve decided to do so far. The good thing is that I dind’t have to do it alone. And now hubby and I can remember that the first night we spend living together was on an airplane watching movies, listening to music and sharing the uncertainty of what the next day will bring us.

Today we have a celebration! Venezuelan food, new friends and family are coming over to share with us this special day! So I have to go now, there is some cooking to do 🙂