Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day In the Life

For this challenge, I found inspiration (once again) from Viktor Frankl:

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. Viktor E. Frank

So, here’s the meaning I drew from this day, filled  with celebrations and food.  Let’s start on my early morning walk.  The light was hitting the trees, glowing red–with the promise of sunshine and branches about to burst into bloom.

Fiery Trees

Early Morning View from the Amway Grand

For lunch, I baked a blintz souffle and brought it to my friend Len’s birthday party.  He is a kind and gentle man that reaches out to others despite the sorrows in his life.  An inspiration.  For me, cooking is a way of showing my love to others.   The souffle has 3 types of blintzes–cherry, cheese, and blueberry and is covered by a custard (made with sugar, eggs, sour cream, and OJ) and baked in the oven.  Delicious!

Blintz Souffle with cherry, cheese, and blueberry blintzes

Blintz Souffle with cherry, cheese, and blueberry blintzes

In the late afternoon we took a walk through DeVos Place.   This huge interior space reminds me of an airport–filled with light and visions of distant places.  Apparently, my subconscious is telling me that I need a vacation!

Late afternoon walk through DeVos

Late afternoon walk through DeVos

And for dinner, we took our son for his 24th birthday to the Heritage Restaurant, run by students and professors in the culinary education program at Grand Rapids Community College.  I love that we are helping students attain the skills they need to achieve their goals–to work in gourmet restaurants around the country.   It was also a great reminder for me–in my role as a parent.  And a reminder to my son that not long ago he was a student wondering and waiting for his future to begin.  In the year since graduation, he’s learned so much about the visual effects world and himself.


Panorama of the student center, Grand Rapids Community College

And so, now you know about my day and the meaning I found in these everyday moments.

For other interpretations of this week’s theme, take a look at:


9 replies »

  1. Thank you so much for posting that Frankl quote! He’s been popping up so much in my life lately. Definitely a sign of sorts. Thank you for bringing him to my attention again. If you don’t mind, I’m going to quote the quote too. Will link you. 🙂


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