I wasn’t planning to play along with the photo challenge this week because I thought it was silly to feature out-of-focus shots. Not that I don’t have plenty of them but because we always like to present our best don’t we? We relegate the blurry, not quite right to the delete pile because they don’t conform to the image of perfection we want to display. Sometimes in life our focus is a little off and we need to adjust the lens to get ourselves back on track.
Of the hundreds of out-of-focus shots on my computer I went with this one because it represents a happy end to a difficult year. It’s Hippie Child’s graduation from Primary School and here the parents join the kids for a celebratory dance. It was the year of the illness and the big operation and there had been some fleeting moments where we didn’t know if her dad would make it to party.
Despite the fact photographer mum can’t take a decent shot to save herself, the happiness is clear in the fuzzy faces.