I’m not particularly busy at the moment. Sure, I’m making new portfolio prints, renovating my website, and exercising without a gym.

I’m reading a lot too. Today I came across an old word that’s new to me.

It’s Shilly-shally. It means to be undecided or to show hesitation. It’s a fantastic word, mostly because it’s out of circulation. It’s about to enter heavy rotation in my vocabulary.

I discovered this word right as I was about to decide if I was going to take a walk or lie down for a nap. I couldn’t make up my mind. A coin flip would have settled the matter but getting up from my reading spot seemed like too much effort.

The feeling reminded me of this old dog I photographed a few days ago. When asked if I could take his picture, he dithered. I interpreted his indecision as an invitation.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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