Today marks ten years being married to my lovely wife, Julia. It’s been a most unusual ten years, and for that I am grateful.
I took this photo* about 10 years ago outside of the Woods Gerry building. We had just moved to Providence, Rhode Island a few months after getting married. It was definitely the most trying and fulfilling move we could have made. She finished her photography degree at RISD, and I continued a roundabout journey into the design field of which I had just discovered.
Below are some thoughts (in no particular order) on relationships and life in general:
- Health is a luxury.
- Enjoying life doesn’t require money.
- You don’t have to own the house to dance naked in it.
- Marry your best friend.
- Treat every day special.
- Be patient and listen.
- Get rid of your television.
- Make time for yourself, each of you.
- Make time for your own friendships.
- Take risks together.
- Question everything.
- It’s not easy to disagree with crowds, but you must think for yourself.
- Photograph (or draw) everything.
- Travel as much as possible.
- Claim the mundane.
- Listen more than you speak.
(The above photo was taken with a twin-lens medium format Rollop camera. As you might have guessed, I have very long arms. And I still wear that shirt.)