As I was taking photographs of couples dressed up at the SWU Spring Formal, I had a lot of free time. People would come in spurts, there would be one couple and then no one and then like seven couples. I stood in the back and watched all my fellow classmates, eating, laughing and enjoying each others company. It was great to see people laughing and talking. Who knows really what conversations were going on. Whether they were about God, school or what books they were reading or what movies they had seen (or quoting Bob Newhart, see extended blog). Everyone was taking pictures of their table mates and their friends at other tables all dressed up. There is just something about getting dressed up to go out. It makes you feel important or something, like you belong there. I guess I always imagine what CEO's wear when they go out. I picture them in suites making large deals over a calamari appetizer. Then having their meal trying not to spill anything on the white table cloth. As the flashes were flashing, I over heard one girl ask her man to pass her camera over to her. He graciously passed it and with a smile as if to say "Anything for you. You look stunning tonight". Her response when the camera was in her hand "awe You are my hero!" The guy's eyes lit up, I was like 17 feet away and I could see the light.
"You are my hero" the words every guy longs to hear. Longs to hear from anyone of significance I suppose. But when a girl says it, not just any girl but a girl that knows your passions, your hopes, your fears, your dreams, your sins, what a great feeling. They say that when you are in love, your body releases a chemical that is the equivalent to being high. You can conquer the world. What great words of affirmation spoken on Saturday Night.
The photo shoot went well. The lighting was pretty crappy but thanks to iPhoto, it'll be fine. Have a great weekend, I hope your weather is as good as it is in CSC. (Central, South Carolina)