My name is Meg. I have carried around a point and shoot camera for twenty years.
I first started when I moved to NYC and couldn't get enough of the things I saw on the street. I have since moved out of the city but I still carry a tiny camera with me and try and take photos when I can. It helps me pause to see the world and treasure it.
"The mind craves ease; it encourages the senses to recognize symbols, to gloss. It makes maps of our kitchen drawers and neighborhood streets; it fashions a sort of algebra out of life. And this is useful, even essential - X is the route to work, Y is the heft of a nickel between your fingers. Without habit, the beauty of the world would overwhelm us. We'd pass out every time we saw - actually saw - a flower. Imagine if we only got to see a cumulonimbus cloud or a snowfall once a century; there'd be pandemonium in the streets. People would lie by the thousands in the fields on their backs."
- Anthony Doerr, Four Seasons in Rome