You Never Know

“Life is full of change and uncertainty. We know this. We experience it on a daily basis.” – Carre Otis

Everyone is trying to predict the future, and I am not just talking about those 1-900 numbers from years ago. We want to know what is going to happen next. We are constantly looking for a way to try and figure out how the next phase of our life is going to be. For example, both of my kids are teenagers now, and I could try to reflect on my own experience as a teenager to help me. However, a lot has changed in the last 20 plus years. I grew up with technology, and my kids just have it. While I can speak to some of the emotions they are going through, today’s world is dramatically different than the last. I have to use what I know, and continue to learn more in order to better help my children be successful. We can’t predict the future, but we can use what we know now in order to better understand it.

One thing I can rarely predict is the weather, especially when it comes to the wind. One of my favorite kinds of photos to take is water reflection shots. It only works when it is a clear day with sun, and there is no wind. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does the photos turn out amazing. Like these from Marshall Park in Charlotte. Marshall Park is a small urban park in Uptown Charlotte. It is frequently used for protests and community gatherings. It’s a great park to just come and hang out, and has a great view of Uptown Charlotte. One the right day, the buildings are perfectly reflected in the water.


2 replies to “You Never Know

  1. “We can’t predict the future, but we can use what we know now in order to better understand it.”
    Excellent point. It is the uncertainty of the future that can either make us anxious or feel like an adventure. Reflecting on similar past events for self or others can help strike a balance!

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