Friday, September 5, 2014

Quiet Goodbyes

Best friends are like stars...you don't always see them, but you always know they are there.

 The hardest thing at times about my life is that somehow I have ended up living miles from my long term best friends and family. Every time I arrive to spend time with them and say, "hello", it seems as if it is just moments later that I am saying, "good-bye". In times past I didn't notice this as much, but since having my mortality dance with me, I am more conscious of this then ever.

I spent a wonderful week with my best friend Gail. We stayed at a hotel on the beach and reconnected. Now she is on her way to Canada and I'm in Philadelphia awaiting a flight home to California as I need to be back to my job next week.

You would think as you get older and more practiced good-byes would be easier. Instead it is harder because you know how precious to you the people you love are. Somehow you wish physically they could be always be there. The heart though knows somehow they are always with you.

Vertical Horizon, "Goodbye Again":

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Diner Time

 The diner is everybody's kitchen.
Richard Gutman
 
 
I'm at the shore in central New Jersey visiting with friends. We have a tradition of going to diners when I'm here. This trip I decided to embrace a one bag philosophy for flying. As part of that I left my DSLRs at home and decided to see how I could do with my Galaxy Note 3. This moody shot of one the diners I went to was the result.

 
Martin Sexton, "Diner":
 
 

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