The world spins, faster and faster every day. For the better part of my life, I have embraced the building momentum with technology, gymnastic scheduling and an overarching desire to be part of it all. From time-to-time, however, we all need to carve out some time to recharge or gather ourselves. Generally, you will hear me drone on about forests, trees, nature and generally being outside as my chief source of renewal. What I might overlook in these sentiments though, is quite literally the place that we have chosen to live.
For me, our small-town of Fairport, NY is as much a part of my attempt to slow the various distractions in my life as anything else. Sure, it is as subject to change as anything else, but the attempt that it seems to make toward retaining it’s history and remembering that life is meant to be lived and enjoyed is easy to gloss over.
Looking at it another way, Fairport - and in fact most small towns - help remind me that despite the incessant crush to keep up with the pack, we can take the time to slow down and appreciate where we are and all we have done to get here.
MEMORIAL DAY 2016 - FUJIFILM X-T1