Monday, July 20, 2009

Bends in our lives

The truth of life is simple:
Your problems never end.
Fix one or two today,
more wait around the bend.

But the beauty of life is simple:
Happiness is a state of mind.
Don’t fret about tomorrow,
And leave the past behind.

photo by me
poem by Eric

The weekend started out beautifully with sunrise over Lake Tahoe in California. I was there for the 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk and I took probably 500 pictures (this being one of them). Somewhat exhausted as I had been up late the night before anyway I awoke at 3:30am to get there since it was a little over an hour drive. It was a lot of fun and I met some great people.

Unfortunately, as I was going through Carson City on my way home I got a phone call that you never want to get. A parent was in the emergency room. I won't say which or exactly why as they are rather protective of their privacy but luckily they'll make it and be going home soon.

I also received a call on Sunday from back home. A family friend has died, shockingly soon, and the world has lost a beautiful person. Sometime in the coming weeks there will be services and I will be traveling home to say goodbye and comfort a friend who has lost someone like I almost did. And I wonder if I will know what to say?


  1. Sometimes presence is all that is needed. Just like how your picture inspired the words of my poem, the words needed to comfort a friend will come when they are needed.

    When you feel down, remember that I love you. Love is one of the few things in life that transcends the boundaries of space and time.

  2. what eric is the best balm in the entire world.

    hope things are better....and I can't wait to see more shots.

  3. I am sorry to hear about your friend. This is a beautiful photo and poem. As you say, happiness is a state of mind. Wishing you much peace and happiness...

  4. so sorry to hear about your double bad news. sending lots of hugs.


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