I was quite captivated by this series of photos. Later, I realized that I was drawn to them because they perfectly depict how Isabella is these days.
She tends to shy away from the camera.
... reading either downloaded fanfic or, like last night, The Mark of Athena.
Pretty ironic because I remember how she used to love the camera, how she would gamely pose...
... always animated & gregarious - certainly not quiet...
... and hardly ever alone. She was so sociable and desired company so much, I don't remember her ever engaging in solitary play as a child.
Truly, 15-year-old Isabella is remarkably different from her 6-year-old self. One thing that has not changed however, is her love for company. Yes, my once-chatterbox now tends to read quietly in her little nook, but it's a nook in my room. We may not be doing the same thing together like we used to, but I am perfectly happy doing our own thing - me, blogging or watching a DVD and her, reading, but both of us - in the same room. I love this...
... especially when she glances my way every once in a while.
Photos from acupofjo.
Click here for a previous post on how I get my now quiet teen to bring back the chatterbox in her.