Posts tagged: thoughts
First off I want to say that this is not my work, but the work of someone else. I greatly admire this video, the simplicity of it and yet the passion that is shown for what one loves to do is remarkable.
I myself like motorcycling, and it’s been 14 months since I have been on a ride to the mountains. Ironic it is winter as I have returned, the bike needs work before it hits the street once again. But for me this video holds more value than just motorcycling. It’s the hope of the future, of better things to come, living life and most of all enjoying life, and loving life and all those people and things who make it up.
That’s how I see it, living and loving life while we can and are able to, because it’s never a promise that will will live to be that nice old age and say we saw years come and go and watched as things changed. So enjoy life now never later, because later may never come.
Since arriving back in the States 3 weeks ago I get asked these 2 questions more than any other. Here’s what I am asked and my answers without going into a detailed answer.
Q-How was it?
A.-Could of been better could of been worse, at the end of the day I only care about one thing, those I know who are still there all make it home safe!
Q-Would you go back?
A-I would go back without hesitation, but not for the Afghans or Afghanistan. Only for those I would serve with.
There will be a few who understand exactly what this photo speaks, without me ever having to utter a word about it.
I left and it was winter back home in Richmond. When I return it will be the same time of year of the same month just a year later, winter. Winter does bother me, the cold doesn’t either other than making my joints ache. I think it’s a good thing that I return during this time of year, when things are slower, and life isn’t trying to race by in a flash. I had a taste of home not long about for 2 weeks out of the entire year, and it’s going to be different. I can see myself just anywhere once I’m home as things just fly around me at breakneck speed. I just observe and think about things I need to do and living life. I see life in a totally different way now, and life is something that is taken for granted greatly by pretty much everyone. But I have at least realized it’s not that complex, it’s actually pretty simple, just being happy and making it while being happy, and doing what you love to do not doing something because you think you don’t have a choice in the matter, because there is a choice always is unless you just lock that door on yourself and leave no option.
Just thought about how I have probably passed by someone that is active here on tumblr on one of my photo outings in one of the parks or whatever here in Richmond.
Thinking of how I want to do a video about Richmond. How will I capture it all on film, that’s the question……
Going to head out west today in this chilly sunny and to be windy day. As much as I take pictures and the video’s I’ve done of RVA, there is much more to Virginia than Richmond. Back roads that go westward can bring one to amazing sights and places of tranquil peace and beauty.
At 27 years of age, I am finally figuring out life and what life means to me. I have full intent on living the rest of my life whether or not it may be for 50 more years or 50 more days. I did not understand that concept for many many years, I was living but not living life. I know what I want to do with my life now, and I know what it took to get there to the understanding of that. Learning to ride and buying a motorcycle was the first 45%, I have taken many journeys on my FZ1, seen many things. The 2nd 45% was and still is my interest in filming, and after 3 years of screwing around with video and finally after buying my Canon 60D that did nothing but help release my true perspective on film and video and even photography. Both of those combined with a small 10% of my personal lifetime experiences have opened my eyes to “my life”
I believe now that the reason most people don’t know what they want to do in life is because of one reason. They choose not to pursue their dreams by letting themselves get enveloped with life’s huge wasteland of unimportant BullShit. To be so sucked into a life of drama when there no need or point in it, but for whatever reason they allow it to become not just a part but the majority of their life. To not take risks to live a safer/risk free life so one may retire in their 60’s (WTF am I going to do and how am I going to live when I am past my prime by 3 decades or longer) To live to a ripe old age, does living that long make it and more correct or righteous than someone who only lived 22 years vs 82? Death is awaiting all of us, and I still don’t understand why people are so scared of something that is the only unavoidable FACT of life. No amount of surgery, make up, eating healthy, exercising, whatever is going to keep you from dying, but I guess that’s just a difficult subject for people to grasp until they have been near death themselves.
My FZ1 chilling naked somewhere in Richmond, VA.
One of the things in life that keeps me sane. Motorcycling changed my life, takes me to where life’s BS is irrelevant and I can be totally focused on something that I truly enjoy doing.
I am coming close to a point in my life once again where I will be able to enter a place of deep thinking and thoughts. A place where I will once again realize that life is so much simpler than we think and make it out to be. Last time I was about to just get into deep thought like that I vividly remember I was in the smoke pit, lighting up a camel wide, taking a few puffs as I peered into the night sky, the thousands of stars and the galaxy were visible since I was thousands of miles from nothing while looking out upon a vast ocean. You’d be surprised what you would think about when you can find a place of peace like that where it is nothing more than a cigarette, and a peaceful ocean and star filled night sky.
Bought myself one of them netbook computers. Found one on BesBuy’s webpage made by Toshiba for $229 bucks. Has 4.5 stars out of 5 and like 161 reviews. I think this will be a very good addition for my needs when it comes to video and photography while I am away or doing a entire day of shooting and need somewhere to store footage so I can reuse the SD cards.
Quite possible I will be out and about in a hour or less armed with the 60D taking new pictures, haven’t had a chance 2 get out in almost 2 weeks because of work and Hurricane issues.
Did I mention that I’ve been a Deftones fan since 1996, to this day still one of my all time favorite bands.