marty stopped me from walking into the kitchen. i asked why. she said bella was making a call. i said so what. she changed the expression in her face to something i'd never seen before. she said bella was calling a boy. and it was best she wasn't disturbed. i nodded ascent. i then turned, raced upstairs, grabbed my camera and then slunk into the kitchen. i have subsequent pictures that show her turning, seeing me mid-sentence and giving me the full body "DAD! GET OUT OF HERE! GO! NOW!" message (which i did). but i'm glad i got this first image because it is THE moment and given the flaws of the mind and memory, there is no better collector of such life moments than a picture. life is awesome.
( 2010 )