IT'S LOVELY TO LIVE ON A RAFT

"It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened." Mark Twain

I have been re-reading some classic literature intermittently over the past few years. Some of it hasn't been pretty. But I am resting happily half way through The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn right now. I really want to read every last thing that left Mark Twain's brain and made it to a piece of paper eventually...I love getting lost in a world where it is acceptable to live on a raft, sleep in a wigwam, and only bathe when you want to. Adventures were made for me. It's one of the reasons I like teenagers so much. They are standing on the precipice of the rest of their lives and adventure is at their fingertips waiting to be discovered. It is this incredible time in life when you're allowed to dream and figure out what the world is all about. I loved seeing that quality in Ashlee and Jamie when I shot their senior pictures a couple weeks ago. They are both full of conviction and livliness and I can't wait to see what they do with their lives.