04.29.08 Personal

Life in the Bathroom

What…are…you…dooooing? I posed this incredulous question to JD as he marched to our bathroom with a beautiful floral arrangement. He flashed me a look that that made me second-guess my own question. No, really, what are you doing?! JD spoke over his right shoulder as he told me he was placing the flowers in the bathroom.

Obviously. I mean, doesn’t EVERYONE place a floral arrangement where he brushes his teeth and shaves? Obviously.

I begged him to place the flowers in the living room, where they can be seen and lighten our environment. He wasn’t having it. No, no, flowers should be seen in random places to serve as a reminder of surprised spurts of happiness.

Okay. So who could argue with that?!

That’s where JD and I are so different. I want everything on the outside, and he…well…he prefers splendor of the inside kind. Beauty found in crevices and cracks. He lives life looking—and finding—the random bouquets in a person’s petite bathroom. I love him for that and need to try living my life outside the confines of my proverbial living room...and see life's spurts of happiness.

Happy Tuesday!
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Natarsha - That arrangement just makes me smile! How beautiful.  05.01.08 - 1:12am
G. Milner - U 2 compliment each other extremely well....Oh & your photography kicks ass!  04.30.08 - 6:54pm
Jenn Best - AHHH, Flowers! I love putting them in the bathroom too - as long as I ALSO have some to put in the living room ;)  04.30.08 - 11:24am
Bartek - Oops, hit "save comment" prematurely, I was gonna add... how's the 50 1.2 SOOC wide open? Is it sharper than the 50 1.4?  04.30.08 - 10:59am
Bartek - Man, that 50mm f1.2 is really bitchin' =]  04.30.08 - 10:57am
Alicia - I was a little nervous when I read the title of this post. Thankfully, it was about flowers. Pheeew!  04.30.08 - 9:04am
Amanda Donaho - ...still patiently waiting for your first book to hit the shelves....  04.30.08 - 6:55am
jamie - Jasmine, I seriously think you missed your calling! You're obviously a great photographer, but you can turn something simple (what would have been an argument in my house) into a poetic moment that inspires. That is certainly a gift! (I would have still been arguing to get the flowers placed where I wanted them... now that's just plain stubborn!)  04.30.08 - 3:21am
tammie - I wish AK cared more about where I put the flower rrangements... perhaps we are too different :) It looks beautiful!  04.30.08 - 12:51am
Matthew Saville - You may need to get some more camera bodies, cause it looks like that 50 1.2 has been surgically attached! :-P =Matt=  04.29.08 - 11:29pm
kristin - how funny! I always put flowers in the bathroom if I have some extra after a wedding! Great minds think alike ;)  04.29.08 - 11:11pm
kelly - I LOVE THIS! what a great reminder & a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  04.29.08 - 10:02pm
cassandra m - ooooohhhhhhh...I am such a HUGE fan of fresh flowers. what a neat idea JD. mine are always out in the living area. i need to be more creative.  04.29.08 - 8:48pm
WeezerMonkey - I loved this.  04.29.08 - 8:01pm
Angelia Ong - I think it's kinda romantic though :) I really like that idea of finding beauty in the most unusual places. I wish I could have flowers and plants etc around but knowing my kids, they will trash the place HAHA   04.29.08 - 7:19pm
dean ray - thanks for sharing your special moments with us. You never know how your little things done in your life is the very thing that someone needs to get them over a hard plce in thier life. thx ! "A Moment In Time" This is what makes photogs sooo special.  04.29.08 - 6:44pm
Meredith - Jasmine, I love your blog... the posts are always interesting... and now the comment box has become a sense of entertainment too ;)  04.29.08 - 5:33pm
Katherine Bowman - Beautiful!! I love flowers... and those are really cool orchids!!  04.29.08 - 5:04pm
Amy - Those flowers are delightful!  04.29.08 - 4:53pm
Jasmine* - metrosexual radar is going and you're a perfect 10! ;) The picture was actually taken at the event where we received the bouquet...thanks, Sherlock! ;)  04.29.08 - 4:26pm
Eric McCarty - Wow, you have a nice bathroom, Jaz. Unconventional sink surface. Salt and Pepper in case the toothpaste is a little on the bland end of the spectrum. The book is a no-brainer, though.  04.29.08 - 4:14pm
Dawn McKinstry - I love it. What a nice reminder to be beautiful on the inside and in small ways. And what a beautiful bouquet too!  04.29.08 - 4:07pm