2012 a la Cart
by Ashley Weeks Cart
9,200 photos, selected down to 15 minutes of video. It’s long. James and I will probably be the only ones that make it through all five songs. Yes, five! A whole hand’s worth of songs! We’d only budgeted for three but the photos kept coming and the story of our year somehow could not unfold without FIVE songs to carry us through. Excessive? Yes! Our style? Arguably, given that we’re just shy of 10,000 photos to represent 365 days.
And I totally take back the comment that only James and I will make it through. Hi, Momar and Doda! Enjoy!
It’s such a treat to go back through our year and select our favorite images for this project. They’re not always the best photographs, but each image represents something special, happy, meaningful, celebratory, or significant to our family. We’re not just highlighting the holidays and the milestone moments, but the joy of the everyday. The impact of a blurry iPhone photo capturing my two little girls beaming in each other’s arms one ordinary Monday afternoon. That’s what I want to be reminded of years from now when my own memory has merely strung years’ worth of ordinary Mondays together into one blurry mess. I want to be able to reflect back on that particular ordinary Monday and be reminded that that is the stuff of a life well lived.
Many thanks to James for compiling. We do make a pretty great team, eh babe?
“The Ancestor” by Darlingside
“Stay Stay Stay” by Taylor Swift
“Everybody” by Ingrid Michaelson
“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
“Only You” by Joshua Radin