Photo Essay : Close to the Ground

Scout Journal - At-the-time-of-writing-this-my-son-has-just-turned-8-months-old-It-is-astounding-to-think-of-all-that-has-changed-in-a-remarkably-short-amount-of-time-This-small-curious-creature-has-become-inextricably-linked-to-this-world-to-my-wife-and-I-s-lives-and-to-Scout-He-occupies-almost-all-of-my-time-thoughts-and-energy-and-I-ve-come-to-realize-this-is-as-good-as-life-gets-Lately-Scout-my-other-child-is-getting-less-attention-but-in-truth-it-s-now-getting-the-right-amount-of-attention-I-have-put-tremendous-pressure-on-myself-in-the-last-3-years-to-make-Scout-all-that-it-can-be-which-meant-ceaseless-work-Sometimes-this-has-been-to-the-detriment-of-my-health-creativity-and-relationships-But-in-one-long-trip-to-the-hospital-it-all-changed-Balance-has-not-only-become-a-necessary-element-but-it-has-delivered-me-from-an-exasperated-and-stressful-mode-of-life-It-s-amazing-how-quickly-you-can-let-go-of-who-you-thought-you-were-and-change-your-perception-of-the-world-even-if-you-were-ruled-by-your-old-ideas-and-patterns-Although-there-are-certainly-more-changes-and-uncomfortable-situations-to-come-I-am-happy-to-reflect-from-a-positive-place-on-my-first-Father-s-Day-and-am-thankful-to-join-the-selfless-ranks-of-those-who-came-before-and-will-come-after-Ben - Ben Masters

At the time of writing this, my son has just turned 8 months old. It is astounding to think of all that has changed in a remarkably short amount of time. This small curious creature has become inextricably linked to this world, to my wife and I’s lives, and to Scout. He occupies almost all of my time, thoughts and energy and I've come to realize: this is as good as life gets.

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