Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The 'selfly' hour

7 p.m. 113/365

For some reason, one I've never thought to question before now, I seem to take an abundant amount of photographs at 7 o'clock.

I never considered the timing, despite having noted it, I think because it seemed a matter of convenience. I usually start to wake up a little before 7, and despite all the things I could and should be doing ... rousing the kids, getting a shower, making breakfast, packing lunches ... I tend to grab my camera.

I sneak in on the kids if they're still asleep ...

Maybe it's the light that draws me to the hour. Maybe it's the quiet.

There's also the getting-home-from-work, time-to-myself factor. When able, I go for walks at 7 p.m. Seven seems like the perfect hour for contemplative selfly things.

Down time.

Of course, it's just a coincidence that both of my children were born in the first quarter of the nighttime Seven hour ... in December of 2003 and again in June of 2007.

Then again, the coincidence could be the reason I love that time of day the best.


Sarah said...

...I'm still trying to get my head around "start to wake up a little before 7" which must be followed by "rousing the kids". Mine was in our bed demanding that we turn on the light so she could read a book by 6:05 this morning.

Toyfoto said...

We certainly have our share of 5 a.m. wakeup calls. Not to mention all the times my kids are up until midnight ... They still wake up at 6 or 7.