We went on a hike. It was beautiful. I loved my family and the overcast day and all the creatures great and small whose paths we encountered. I wanted to capture the moment. I wanted a family photo. Maybe not this one.
The 9 YO looks genuinely happy, but the rest of us don't appear enthusiastic. This isn't the moment I had hoped to capture. We tried again.
Oops. Darn timer. One more time.
We could do better.
And here we lose the 9 YO. Nevermind. Some moments are best preserved in memory alone.