As I swept up the remnants of the last two years of Niki Hunt Photography at 221 W. Washington St., I found myself humming the song that Carol Burnett sang at the end of her television show:
“I'm so glad we had this time together, Just to have a laugh, or sing a song. Seems we just got started and before you know it, Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.'"
Just humming that tune made me feel kind of sad, remembering the nights that I’d lay on the living room floor with my mom, dad, brothers, and sister and watch TV. (BTW, I hated when I had to get up to adjust the dial to get the screen to stop “rolling”... ask your parents/grandparents to explain.) I started thinking about how incredibly fast life seems these days, how my babies are both about to embark on amazing adventures of their own very soon. It seems like not that long ago my mom was helping me study to pass my nursing classes and state board exam, and yet will be 18 years this Christmas since she went to heaven... As all these thoughts were passing through my mind, I realized that my photography is almost as important in many ways, as what I accomplished as a nurse.
The only family portrait I have with my parents and siblings was taken about 2 years before my dad died at the age of 51 in 1987. I will forever cherish that one single moment printed on a piece of paper! Capturing moments in time is SO important when they are so fleeting. So, as I finish rambling and wipe a couple of sappy tears off my face, I pray that whatever the future holds at 302 W. Washington Street, it will be blessed with many more wonderful moments spent with both old and new friends!!!