Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.
This past week has been a good reminder that things can change in an instant. Both for the good and the bad. It reminded me of these petals I pressed several weeks ago. There’s a very short timeframe in which you can press rose petals, and honestly, I probably waited too long to do these. They’re still beautiful, but had I waited any longer, they would not have been nice enough to keep. Sometimes we become so busy with the things we have going on in life that we take for granted how quickly things can change. What if we don’t act fast enough? What if we aren’t paying attention, take something for granted, let it slip and then it wilts before we have a chance to enjoy it? The various reminders I have had in the past week or so have kept me on my toes. I just hope that I don’t forget this little lesson. Take advantage of the moment, act when it’s time to act and don’t wait. Sure, bad things may happen, but that’s inevitable. The good things will abound and hopefully we’ll be left with something beautiful like these petals.
Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Check out Mary’s Perfect Timing photo for this week, too: Sparkle.