Growing older is weird.
I think that we are all surprised. Aging is much better than the
alternative, but it IS strange. I am 34 years old. It is a good age.
I am old enough that I am not at all a child, but not so old that I
cannot act like one. Honestly, no matter what age I reach, I hope to
never be that old.
I love Twain's quote "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so
ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I
got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in
Experience is the great teacher. The arrogance of youth is both
important to the young and slowly striped away with time. At least
Wendy and the kids make life amazing. This journey we are on is
breathtaking. For me, the coolest thing is the sense of wonderment.
Being in Rio, and Costa Rica, and Paris and London and the many other
places we have been in the last few months has been such an
People are so varied and strong and good. Group hug. (Aside, I hate
the hand shake, are we still doing that?)
It is easy to autopilot our way through life. I don't have that
option as we are always in a new place.
I think that this is really a great thing for photography, and for
life. Actually sensing and experiencing each day. Life is amazing.
I count it my greatest fortune to be able to engage with it.
That is all.
Just the rantings of a middle aged man.
From Cape Cod.
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah