Benzo Lorenzo (89’ 560SL) was retired and traded in after being restored. In it’s place is another European from across the channel, a Jaguar XK convertible which is clearly the most logical car choice for a recent Buffalo transplant. Lacey was kind enough to assist in the car puja where part of the ritual is to drive over lemons, while saying a somber universal prayer.
Face the bitterness for now, let the sweetness be savored for later.
Project Digital Darkness is complete and to those who did not get letters I will still do my best, the requests were overwhelming and I promise I hope to make it a regular engagement moving forward. 30+ days without any digital media was trying, but it gave birth to a large period of self reflection and growth. My soul was gentrified and repurposed, and over the next couple of weeks I hope to show that.
Highlights include adopting a new dog, new car, 4 road trips, 3 new clients for my business, 2 amazing new friends, a spinning certification to instruct again , a handful of bike races, my first tattoo, acing my summer MBA courses, funding for my next business venture, a photographer role in Buffalo for a studio and a smile that is legitimately 1 inch wider than it was when I began this sojourn in May. The one thing I realized is letting go is only as easy as your grip is on reality.
"That moment of brilliance will not escape you if you do it now."
Find a field of flowers today and lay in it. Don’t think twice & pass it, stop the car. That moment will not come back just for you.
Then once laying down, you laugh so hard about where you are it doesn’t even matter when the bugs start crawling all over you. Instead you take a picture of a moment that is burned into your mind as a smile.
When you look at the picture and see the miles on your eyes you realize it doesn’t matter how bad you look. Your eyes are squeezed with joy because your smile is just that big.
New gear meant a new visit to Suneil, my older brother. Follow him for great landscape shots, wedding shoots, and amazing destination photography. He actually manages to travel more than I do, yes that is possible.
Bhaiya, you taught me how to shave, how to bike, how to take photos, how to run, how to talk to women, and how to develop a work ethic & a moral compass. You taught me the importance of also having traditions, whether is is a one day ski trip every year or taking a photo of Ganesha as your first shot. You made me realize there is a significance to rituals and honor. I feel privledged to call you my older brother and I am sorry for any anxiety or pain I ever caused in your life. But I am entertaining right…?