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Monday, April 16, 2012

monday missions :: record the ordinary

Monday Missions: a simple idea to add a little magic to your week.

I am in love with the small, seemingly insignificant bits of our life. Like the way all our shoes are heaped up by the front door. Or what my daughter's bookshelf looks like the night before her tenth birthday. Our mark on our space, the detritus of our creative experiments and big thoughts tell so much more about our journey as a family than holiday photos or recordings of big events. So, my hard drive is filled with these types of images and I adore them but recently I started taking some video of the really ordinary stuff we do, like walking in the woods or down the alley, petting the dog, or making orange juice. 

I am struck by how much these move me. They are not great films, I do not have the time or inclination to edit them or add hauntingly evocative music. They are simply recorded, mini documentaries of our mundane, usually shot on my ever present iPhone.

The mission for this week, it to make a short film of your own bit of ordinary. Your child sleeping or playing. The cat eating. Your husband making coffee or walking out to get the newspaper. 

I would love to see anything you do. Please share your film and ideas. 


  1. Oh I need to do this! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Love the simply, yet such a sweet reminder of the work of our everyday.

    Sending hugs!

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