The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. The most you can do is live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides. – Animal Dreams
I have been neglectful of posting to this blog and Facebook the past few months. In truth it has been on purpose. You see, last year I experienced a personal loss that completely and irrevocably changed my every cell – my whole body became flipped inside itself. As cliched as it sounds, this experience forced me to really look at my life, who I really was and how I spent my time, it made me slow down, made me appreciate that the most important moment in life is the one you are having right now with the people you love.
For me, the past few months have been ‘crimsons sunsets, parting birds, deep sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines….I have roamed through the earth and let the great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of my soul’. Its good for us all to pause and open our arms wide and let ouselves be embraced by expansive landscapes and quiet moments and mellow wine and great adventures and unconditional love and joyous sunshine….all the things that refresh our souls! It has helped me appreciate each special, all too quickly fleeting, moment and love it fully!
Rest assured I have still been photographing a lot, but working more personal projects. Projects that have restored my creativity. The past few months have made me even more passionate and inspired by real love and the privilege I have of sharing in the memories of some awesome weddings this year. First up is a wedding is this weekend in Montana….stay tuned for photos because it promises to be an amazing one!!! (this is one of my favorite Ben Howard songs and the basis for the title ….love the lyric ‘I’ve come to know the friends around you Are all you’ll always have)