Takes stalk-y picture with phone of UPS man walking up to the building, sends picture to everybody.
Attacks box with scissors, delicately
Boxes within boxes, bubble wrap, plastic wraps, more little boxes within little boxes
Breaths, takes in moment.
Lifts camera out of box
Shrieks some more
Needs to charge battery for two hours,
Get strangely productive...
Stares lovingly at long desired fancy camera
Lens attach... stress
(Oh the beauty of for reals shutter sound)
Dreams of getting more lenses
At this point I suddenly realized what was going on, it took less than two hours from taking in the joy of finally getting something I've been praying for years to wanting so much more. I want the knowledge, I want the lenses, I want Photoshop to make more sense... WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!?
Then it struck me what a victory this moment was, what was I doing getting all sulky about it, like a spoiled child. Oh the utter importance of cultivating a heart of gratitude and how against my human self this goes.
I decided to stop stressing out, put my camera in 'point and shoot' mode and rush to the park for the last of 'golden hour'. Every sound of the shutter filled my heart with thanksgiving, what a joy this little material thing brought me.
What an idiot I was for almost missing out on celebrating this occasion.
Here are some 'point and shoot', no edits, straight from the memory card shots. They're titled "Yay and thank you, I have fancy camera"
I look forward to learning!