For me, the verb connect immediately conjures up the care and keeping of close relationships. I had every intention of photographing my family at some point today happily interacting with each other, preferably over food. The best laid plans have come to nothing and now I’m left posting an older image that satisfies my idea of connection. My family (one husband, one daughter (19), and two sons (17 and 14)) do some of our most important connecting over meals. It’s the time when we check-in with each other and share news of the day. Traveling together is another way we connect through shared experiences outside of our “normal” lives.
The photograph below covers both scenarios: dinner and travel. We were eating a very late supper (about 10 p.m.) in our rental cottage on Loch Ness after hiking the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in wicked wind and rain. We were tired but toasty and content, talking about the day’s adventures.