4.30.2010

Toot, Toot

I have two horns to toot today - after all, if you don't toot your own horn, who will?

First horn to toot is for Avery, who borrowed my camera yesterday and took some great shots. If only I had a shot of her lying in the grass, looking up and clicking away.

avery's photoshoot

Here's my favorite and hers. I can't wait for her to borrow my camera again.

Second horn to toot is my own for the very small contribution I made to a video that posted to the Today show's website yesterday. The credit really goes to Kelly Corrigan for writing a heart wrenchingly honest letter to all mothers, Patricia Zaballos for recommending my work to Kelly and for being such an inspiring and amazing mom herself, and H. Zaballos, Patricia's talented and visionary son, who edited the video. H. punctuated Kelly's words with just the right images and just the right rhythm. I love it all the more each time I watch it (and believe me, I've watched it a few times).




Isn't it fun to see your name in a place where you didn't write it yourself? Toot, toot.

28 comments:

  1. i am writing this with tears welling in my eyes. sawyer was on my lap while we watched and he squeezed me tight as silently we took in the words and images. it was beautiful...even a 5 year recognized it. fabulous job molly!

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  2. Oh, Molly it has been a very emotional week for me and now here I sit balling watching this video : ) Thank you for sharing this, these are tears of joy!

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  3. what an awesome video, tearing up here too.

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  4. Yay Molly! How cool is that? So sweet to see your big babies in that montage, what a wonderful gift to be a part of! :)

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  5. Well, I needed to see this today, and imagine it was my kids saying it one day. :-) Toot toot, Molly! Congratulations.

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  6. P.S. May I borrow it?

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  7. That is so totally cool Molly. I loved that video and you should toot that horn as loud as you can. xo

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  8. What a wonderful video! I love that she included adoptive moms as well :)
    Your daughters photographs are great. My six year old son takes fabulous photos!
    Last thing-my broody hen, is now the proud mother of one little chick. Six eggs to go...

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  9. sniff sniff. (dabbing the corner of my eyes)
    Crying for three reasons: 1. because that video said things I have always felt but never put into consciousness or words
    2. because I am so proud for your contribution to that
    3. because Avery has your natural savvy behind the lens.

    ;)

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  10. Beep, beep, you rockstar! It was exciting to see your photos flash by...
    and that Avery-eye- it runs in the family...

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  11. Beautiful! Thanks for bringing a tear to my eye! :)
    Wendy (mom of 4 young adults)

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  12. Yeah for you Molly! Yeah for all moms! Beautiful!

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  13. There are tears--lovely. Those photos Avery took are awesome.

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  14. Big props to Avery for some great shots! And mad props to you for being part of such a lovely video!

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  15. super yay! I can't get enough of this slideshow

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  16. I see I am not the only one who cried. Thanks for sharing this.

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  17. I don't usually watch video clips people post of blogs, but I loved this one. Great, great work.

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  18. Yay for you! That's so cool.

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  19. Hey look! I just saw my name in a place that I didn't write it myself!

    It was fun to be part of Kelly's project, wasn't it?

    Mothers of (occasionally) surly girls unite!

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  20. SO beautiful molly. congrats.

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  21. ahh, made me laugh, made me cry, dang it. so beautiful.

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  22. I got to "letting go". Of course, and then there were tears. Tears because being a mother is so deeply etched in my heart, and right now I only struggle with the simple baby steps and growing up requires us moms to grow in such a way and bend and contort (and now my keyboard is getting wet) in ways I never ever came close to imagining. Letting go...it's the first step. Thanks for sharing this Molly!


    :)Lisa

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  23. I also write this with tears in my eyes. This video is beautiful. Thanks to my mom and all mothers for all that you do!

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