A Memory Worth Making

It was almost bedtime last night before I found a few minutes to unwind and relax. It’s like that around the holidays, but the fellowship with family and friends is always a welcome thing. But after all the activity, I needed a few minutes to myself to unwind.

So it was with a sinking feeling that I called out, “Come in,” when there was a tentative knock at the door.

My teenage, almost adult, daughter opened the door and sat down on the bed.

“Need something?” I asked.

“No. Just bored,” she said.

And so we talked for a while about nothing. I showed her a fun feature on my Mac – Photo Booth – where you can not only take a photo of yourself, but you can morph it into all kinds of different effects just for the fun of it. We tried a few and soon were laughing out loud.

One photo led to another, and we discovered a few things – what I would have looked like as a man, how we would look as comic book characters, and how we’d appear as x-rays. Pure silly stuff.

Another knock on the door, and my youngest wanted to see what all the commotion was about. We took a few more – screaming down a rollercoaster, morphed into carnival fun-mirror images. And the more we snapped, the more we laughed.

When we finally said good night, we were all still smiling. I had the rest of the night to unwind, and this unexpected interruption into my quiet had turned out to be the highlight of my day.

Published by Lisa Abeyta

Entrepreneur and passionate foodie.

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