Sarah Black, Family Photographer

Melbourne family lifestyle photography with soul

Ferris Bueller and me.

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it" ~Ferris Bueller

I know we've all heard this quote a hundred times, and we've used it in jest and maybe even to explain to other people whom we love why they should slow down and live more in the moment and push back now and again against the world that is like a to-do list tsunami (the exact same way that well-meaning old ladies used to watch us begging our toddlers to get up off the supermarket floor and then smile wistfully and say 'you'll miss this one day, it goes too fast' and you'd smile through your chagrin thinking 'don't expect I will, but thanks'),


the older our kids get the more outrageously difficult that seems to do. I don't know why any more than the next person. The shoulds and musts and have-tos just get louder and louder and more demanding and the easiest way to deal seems to be just to lean in and tick them off.

I don't want to lecture anyone, and I don't wanna be the town crier in any town other than my own,


I am nodding my head over here in bewildered astonishment:

'life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". Thanks Ferris.


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We make our own rainbows. We paint them in as many colours as we own, watching in amazement as they fall into each other, the green washing into the blue, the gold reaching into the dark. We are art and artist, artfull, more than we know. Each watercolour afternoon is a whole new palette, calling us, heart-first, into the arc, in layers of touch and of grace, in layers that nestle our hopes as gently as eggs.