First of all, let me give you the circumstances that I am writing this blog post in. It is after 2AM, I am absolutely exhausted and still wearing a suit. I just walked in the door and had to start writing this post RIGHT AWAY. This is how important it was that I write what is on my mind right now… This post has nothing to do with photography, it is all about what a beautiful world we live in and that we have to be thankful for every minute we have and the magical moments like the one I am about to explain.
Today started off with a very unorthodox morning of sleeping in until after 11AM followed by an afternoon of editing a few of my recent photo shoots. A very intense thunderstorm plagued us all morning, but miraculously cleared by the time I arrived at the wedding of the sister of one of my closest friends. The day went off without a hitch, we had a great time and it was now 1:30AM, time to start heading home.
I noticed that it was an unusually warm night with a heavily overcast sky, but I decided to risk the rain and drive home with the top down anyways. What followed was one of the most beautiful moments of my life.
It is difficult to really explain the feeling, but as I came north on the 400 and passed Teston road, the clouds totally cleared up in what seemed like an instant and the stars showed themselves. I don’t know why, but I had a sudden feeling of bliss, followed by an moment of clarity where everything seemed to make sense to me. I had my hand on my chest and I was full of joy for a few minutes as I looked up at the sky. I realized that I had everything in the world that I could ever ask for. I realized how fortunate I am to be doing what I love and living a life that I am extremely proud of. I did not want the feeling to end. My hands went slightly numb as I looked up at the sky. It was incredible.
As the feeling faded, I felt the sudden urge to rush home and get on my blog and start typing. I needed to share this! My hope is that every single person out there gets to experience a feeling like this at least once in their lives.
I am still wearing the suit, still extremely tired and still smiling from what I just experienced.