Thoughts

January 14, 2009 § 2 Comments

It has been a long time since I updated my blog with thoughts or photos. I have actually been meaning to post photos from my trip to Hong Kong and Thailand from last year, and from other projects that I have been working this past summer. I keep asking myself, where does the time go? What I have been doing? WHAT! It is already January 09?

Since my last post, I have two friends pass away, one from cancer, 40, and the other from alcoholism, 26. Judy has been battling ovarian cancer for the past four years, maybe longer; she was the bravest person I knew. She was amazing through her struggle going through one chemo treatment after another, one surgery after another, and hanging on day after day. Her faith and hope that one day her body would be rid of the cancer was of such devotion that I believe this why she lived so long. When I spoke to her, she would always talk about the future, and how she will see her son graduate from high school, college, watch him grow, attend his wedding, grow old enjoy her grandchildren. Many of us wondered where her strength came from, and why she never surrendered; she never surrendered her will, it was her body that surrendered. And my dear cousin, 26, who had his whole future ahead of him, was taken away by alcohol. This came to a shock to all of his friends, and of course his family. It seems so senseless and preventable, yet he was overwhelmed by the addiction.

Since these two events have overwhelmed me the past few months of my life. One can’t help at times about their own mortality along with the everyday rituals and pleasures of life and living, the unexpected surprises that your own children surprise you with, their innocence, and the blessings of the presence of a new life that I share with my good friend, who I have sense 14.

09′ brings much hope, as Bush finally steps down as President, and as Obama takes his oath as our new President, in less the six days. With this change, I finally made the decision to create a new website, digging through 18 years worth of photography, and finally give them a new life, as I attempt my second life as a photographer.

I hope all is well in your part of the world . . .

Thomas

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