I participate in Instagram photo challenges.
I do so as it gives me an opportunity to be present and capture my surroundings through a camera lens, which more often than not is via my iPhone4S.
The subjects of the day are usually not items I would choose to take a picture of without prompting.
I like this aspect of the challenges.
I enjoy seeing how others interpret their life from the prompting of one word.
Today's subject was money.
I decided to open my coin purse and see what would randomly fall free from the depths of the faux crocodile patent "leather".
12 coins adding up to $1.00.
12 coins representing all the decades I have been alive.
I am intrigued.
If these coins could talk, what would they say?
Where have they been?
How many hands have touched them?
Their story stops today.
I am going to mount these coins in a shadow box to remind me to maintain a sense of wonderment, to never cease asking questions, to see and find joy in the simple, to embrace the random, and honor the mystery of every day.
I had no idea so much would come from a photo challenge asking for money to be captured.
I'm thankful it did.