I’m going to put aside the concert photography and urban exploration photos for a sec and speak (uh… write?) from the heart.
I met up with a great friend not too long ago and we had a pretty intense talk about life and how sometimes, things seem kind of bleak. We all go through it at some point in our lives. I don’t want to throw out the word depression, just that general feeling we have sometimes that we get that makes us think… “What the hell am I doing here? Where am I going?” We feel like we are living our day to day lives for nothing, just going about being … but not doing. And we wonder why and if that feeling will ever change.
It’s great to have short, medium and long term plans to look forward to. Helps give us something to hope and work for. But what do you do when you don’t have many plans going on and get that feeling of unease about life?
Yeah, my discussions aren’t always about stupid stuff, I can pretend to be deep…sometimes haha. Those who know me know that my friends are near and dear to me and I will go to far lengths to help them out when I can. So knowing that this friend was feeling this way kind of bothered me. So I kept thinking about our chat for hours after we parted ways. And I got to thinking… we need to remember the rainbows. Sounds so corny and cliche, but it’s true (for me at least).
Rainbows are something that always make me stop in my tracks and just look in wonder and smile. They are unexpected. I feel like a kid when they appear. But a few seconds before I see one, I never thought that I would happen. I could be on a photoshoot, sitting on my balcony, taking a walk, whatever… they just appear… and I smile.
In our lives, we go through times when things seem a bit dark. But a rainbow will sometimes appear and help change our outlook and a few moments before, we had no clue that rainbow was just around the corner. An unplanned road trip, a promotion at work, a smile from that cute girl (or boy) you always see at the store.
So I say… try and remember the rainbows. They are coming. 🙂
And as this is a photoblog, here is a small collection of… RAINBOWS!