I share with you my NYC get away because as I was walking down Madison Avenue one afternoon, I got a call, I didn't answer it and let voicemail pick up. You would as well if you ever walked the noisy streets of New York. Answering your phone while on the streets of this city is bordering plain rude. No meaningful conversation can be had that way! I listened to my messages a bit later and responded accordingly. I checked emails and found myself caught in a place, wishing maybe time could stand still, for so many reasons. I had received 2 messages from past clients, one goes back to my first year in business, 14 years ago. This particular family is coming back to their family home in Chatham for the last summer and wants the kids photographed again! The house is going on the market.
The next message was from a woman, again a family I have photographed numerous times at Wequassett Inn. She was sharing the news that her oldest daughter is to be married and they would love to have me come down and photograph the wedding in Short Hills next summer! I couldn't think of another family whom I would be delighted to work with again as I have photographed the extended family so know them all.
As I dialed the phone I started thinking of how things change. The natural ( and some unwanted) occurrences in life. For some I am sure the sale of an old family home would be very hard to endure,it is the end of one chapter or in this case many chapters.
A wedding for many is saying "goodbye", which I simply do not understand. However can you only imagine what lies ahead? The possibilities are endless. The new places you may visit and explore. The new people who are now going to be in your life, at your holiday table, on family vacations. I do tend to see the positive side of things, well I sure try to at the least!
To look at where I just came from, what occurred and what thrilling adventure will eventually be at my feet.
In this bustling world, New York City reminded me just how busy it is for so many people. I wonder how many are present and living in the moment. Realize in this world how fast things change, be open to change! Teach your kids to be open to changes as we are living in a society that is forever evolving.
Always remember when one door closes another door opens. Endless possibilities lie ahead when you are willing to open your eyes to them.