Sunday, September 18, 2011

The annual Run for Autism Awareness was on Saturday. Team Bishop had a stellar showing.  Prior to the race, while Team Bishop participants were still arriving, there was a sense of family, excitement, fun and hope in the air.  I didn't run in the race this year.  Instead I was behind my camera where I seem to find myself most of the time at these functions.  Although I gave up the glory and recognition of a participant this year, I was able to view the event through a lens and capture some moments that may have otherwise been missed.  I watched Tucker playing with Anson, flipping him upside down and the pure joy that radiated from Anson's face.  Faces of victory were captured as they crossed the finish line.  Excitement, concentration and focus were found.  Everyone was having a great time, grand kids and cousins, moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas all coming together for a great cause.  For me the feeling was positive and electric.  I wished I could bottle the feeling and set in on the shelf with the canned peaches.  There to wait for that future moment of a less than great day when I would pull it off the shelf, open the jar, inhale, ingest and experience it once again.  It was a wonderful, victorious, magical moment of time.  I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.