My friend Walt arranged for a piece of Emma's artwork to be on display in a gallery tonight. I cannot even tell you how much this means to me or how much it meant to Emma.
We kept it a secret from her and I wish I could have captured her face when she turned around and saw her artwork on the wall, but I was too busy watching her to think about framing and clicking.
A small room and the wrong lens meant that I couldn't get her and her work-in-its-entirety in the shot, but here is a full shot of her piece:
She was so thrilled.
She got right on the phone and told a few important people about it.
We enjoyed walking around and seeing other peoples' work and talking to folks we knew from here and there. Then we went to get a piece of pizza at our favorite downtown spot.
And I made a discovery.
Sometimes, when a boy thinks you are taking a picture of "only" his sister, he will sit still and not make a funny face. And then, you can shift the focus ever-so-slightly and get an actual picture of a 13-year-old boy.
He is not often caught on camera. It's pretty great when that happens.