Prompt: This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life. You should by no means limit yourself to edible stuff — You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.
When I first read this prompt there were quite a few pictures from the past few years that popped into my mind, and as I searched through my collection of photos each picture brought back a wave of great memories. I have selected four pictures that represent “satisfying pairings” throughout my life.
Click on each one to learn more about the story behind the pair!
// Des Moines, IA // I took this photo at one of my now-favorite coffee places in Des Moines – Scenic Route Bakery. I had just started working downtown this fall and was relatively new to the area. The pairing of a perfect fall day, a table to myself, and an unseen cup of coffee and journal brings back an extremely happy memory of feeling like I was finally figuring out the “big kid” life.
// Georgetown, Washington D.C. // Hot. Cold. Simple. Basic? This pairing is so satisfying for me, because it sums up what is one of my favorite vacations to date. One of my best friends and I went to D.C. for spring break and this is from a cafe on our first day of exploring. It was kind of misty and cool outside (hence the absolutely delicious chai latte), but we had been walking for a few miles – and up and down a HUGE hill to visit the Washington National Cathedral – and we were really craving a refreshing drink as well.
// Hana Highway Maui, HI // As a Natural Resource college graduate, and a lover of all things adventure, this pairing of man and nature speaks to me on many levels. I am someone who usually needs a consistent source of new experiences and is on the move or always thinking about the next step. This gentleman reminded me how healthy it is to stop for a moment and soak in the beauty around you.
// Belmont, MA // This picture features the love of my life; my pride and joy; my best friend; Reilly the Wheaten. He absolutely adores sticks and this photo, for me, perfectly captures the joy he exudes every single day.