Come Sit a Spell

I happened upon these four kids at a small local event and thought it was a good representation of life on the farm in Lancaster county, Pa.  They saw me standing nearby with my camera and just kept staring my way and I knew if I tried to get a shot, they were going to scamper. I patiently waited and not long after another child distracted them by climbing a tree. I think they are siblings but I am not certain.

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18 responses to “Come Sit a Spell

  1. Don Do you do wedding photography?

    On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 10:54 PM Donald Reese Photography wrote:

    > reesephoto posted: ” I happened upon these four kids at a small local > event and thought it was a good representation of life on the farm in > Lancaster county, Pa. They saw me standing nearby with my camera and just > kept staring my way and I knew if I tried to get a shot, ” >

  2. Oh wow I love this shot, the colors! 🙂
    I loved the Mustang too!
    Hoping and praying that you can feel better and the worst is forever behind you!
    I love seeing your work, every time.

    • thanks, its frustrating thinking how excited I used to get when capturing images and now I can see the most gorgeous sunset and its like, oh thats nice, wish I felt like shooting it. Cant see it improving with my current medicine and fear trying something else. It seems so complicated to get the chemistry right and the fact that I experienced two weeks of utterly amazing mental well being a while back, that of course left, makes it all the more frustrating. For two weeks solid I was someone who had a purpose, felt like a leader, felt valued and saw my potential come to life and then poof it vaporized back to days when things seem hopeless, and being overwhelmed in general is a constant ebb and flow. It can be quite a battle when your own mind tries to reinforce negative thoughts and you truly feel like things would be better if you left, no matter how many people might tell you otherwise. I have seen both the amazing me and the normal miserable me and all I can relate is both the positive or negative seem to be a driving force that literally controls the wheel so to speak. When the medicine briefly worked for 2 weeks, I went from worry to contentment, instantly awoke each day to tell the wife I loved her, started praying at meals etc etc, all with no internal thinking that this is what I needed to do. You certainly were not expecting all that but Hopefully it explains my rare posing here these days.

      • I’m sorry.
        I take an antidepressant also.
        Talk back to the lies that fill your mind. I know it’s a battle. Godly counseling has been good for me and worth every penny.
        I also had to switch my med and that was scary.
        Keep hanging on….

      • Don’t put too much faith in medication despite what your doctor or others might say. After a while they either no longer work, cause serious side effects or make things A LOT worse. Therapy is also limited unless you find someone who went though the exact same thing which is very rare.

        I’ve been suffering with anxiety and depression for the majority of my life so I feel you. Can’t help but I understand.

      • after my awesome 2 weeks, I was starting to think it could be neutralized. I know it seems like a crap shoot with meds and I am the guinea pig. I found after reading about certain mental health problems that are listed in the OFFICIAL DSM manual, there is one disorder that after reading the symptoms rang particularly relevant to me. I took an online test and 33 was the top number and I scored a 34! I am sure an expert needs to confirm, but I saw myself to a T. It says therapy does help this issue but it is a long term effort, so unless i hit the lottery, the future looks less than exciting.

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