I really look forward to the days when I can simply just look for compositions. Call it a mental break, recharging, or just disconnecting from the crazy daily grind of what is clearly an upside down world.
So many thoughts surround how crazy and out of touch we are in todays world, and what I notice. If you do not take a step away from it, all the disagreements, all the different points of view, and the real possibilities that people are delusional, it does become a necessity that each of us has to take a break from the created craziness that we see here at home and abroad. Think about this. You can get up in the morning after a good nights sleep, have some coffee, and all seems good. Then you watch or listen to the news, and a topic that may be concerning to you can ruin what was looking to be a great morning has completely shifted your mindset. Of coarse it can be said, you should not let it bother you, but it's easier said than done.
That's why I think we all need to have an outlet. Of coarse one of mine is photography and 2024 is going to be interesting for me. I have been living with some limitations for quite some time and almost three years ago, I began to have some of my defects corrected. Very soon I will be starting the next path of that journey and although several reasons exist for me to do so, one of those reasons is their are things in life I miss. One is being able to go all day afield and compose frames. Several years ago, I was notorious for going out all night and doing slow, or long exposure photography. Sometimes spending a night in a tent was just what the Dr. ordered and its been a minute since I have been able to do so.
After all these years, I will tell you what I learned. Your employer and those you work with are not friends. We always make friends along the way, but I have recently made statements about trust. Maybe you have heard this. Sugar and Salt look the same. Be careful who you trust. Take my word on that. One thing people do is lie. I saw that in a episode of house once, and it has resonated with me.
Without any further ongoings by me, This is an example of why I am walking the paths I am walking.
My final thought. You can be a spiritual person or maybe not, but I think on both sides of that debate, you can say that everything happens for a reason. You just have to understand the reason.
Once again thank you for reading and may you have a great day.