Yesterday, she sent me an email in response to the previous posting. I thought it was a wonderful perspective on the conversation.
This was very interesting to read. How do you feel about it, life experience?
No longer a young student thinking about film speed, exposure, lenses, situation, but a maturing person. (I assume and hope we continue to mature to whatever ripe old age we live.)
Well traveled, immersed in your daily life of keeping up with your responsibilities and relationships.
Probably no longer think about exposure nor the fact that your eye is constantly moving, focusing, observing, just as you no longer think about walking, it just happens.
You are free to note what catches your eye, your interest, and what gives you that little thrill, be it the light, composition, design, situation, people, etc.
Aging has its advantages, and, damn it, its disadvantages. :-)