Our neighbor from my home state brought over a plate of hot fried green tomatoes the other day. I wanted a pic of Abe with them simply because I take pictures of every little thing. He wasn't into it. He kept rolling around on the floor and running away from me.
Ever since we saw Peter Pan a couple of months ago, Abe has been enamored with the idea of being an actor. His regular babysitter is a young actor who is leaving to study professional acting in Seattle. His dad is an actor. Abe wants to be one too (for now, you know how these things go). So I told him, "Abe, all good actors know how to take direction. I am your director. You are my actor. Let's take some photos."
Those were the magic words. This is what happened then (with very little direction from me. I think all I told him was to lay on his tummy. He came up with the rest):
The next day, we're swimming at a lake, and Ted pulls out the camera. This happens:
Would someone please hire this kid? Wouldn't you buy a plate of fried green tomatoes from him? Anyone in the market for a small brown leaf?
I almost forgot: Al Green Wednesday. This is one of my favorites ever.