Friday, November 14, 2014

Old Doors and New Doors

Went to a reunion tonight and ran into a bunch of old friends. It was pretty amazing to see where people ended up, who was where, who was doing what now, and the like. I'm always amazed by these types of gatherings. You can bring together old friends that you haven't seen in ages and it's sort of like you never left sight.

When I go to these type of gatherings too, everybody always seems to ask about my photography. Are you still doing it? When are you going to quit your "day job" and the like. Yes, I'm still doing it and yes I'm not going to quit my "day job" anytime soon. Photography is a wonderful hobby but it can be a bear of a way to make a living and, frankly, I'm not sure I'm ready, willing, or able to jump into the deep end of that pool just yet. Even so, it's good to catch up, to talk about how far I've gone or to talk about things coming.

Some people have a beard. Some people wear jackets now. Others lost weight or got dressed up nicely. It's kind of fun to see everybody again, to just catch up, over a beer and a lot of conversation.

Did you ever go to a reunion of this kind? Did you like it? Did you hate it? What was it like? I'm curious if folks have the same kinds of experiences. Fun stuff, that is.

This image from the town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini.

Until next time...


2 comments:

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

I LOVE this photo, Carol. Love the interaction between the lines, and the limited colour palette.

As for reunions - I live too far from any of my previous lives for it to be possible to reunite regularly. But I've reunited on FB with a number of people from my past. It's great to keep in touch that way.

As for the photography as hobby or profession - if it's meant to happen, one day it will. If it doesn't, then you have a wonderful and successful hobby. It's a great position to be in.

Carol said...

Thanks, Janice. Yes, that Oia place in Santorini was wonderful to photograph. Lots of blue and white and wonderful lines-great abstracts to be found there.

Facebook is wonderful for catching up, isn't it? I use it a lot too. Most of the people I went to high school with still live on the east coast. I'm hours away by plane so not easy to get back there for visits and the like.

As for the profession vs. passion thing, I pretty much don't care anymore. I really want to retire and just wind up being a beach bum with a camera in tow!

Take care.