Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Artists and Dreamers
I drove out to Hood River last week to begin work on the 2017 calendar printing, and I wasn't planning on doing any photography because I was tired. But on the way back, the river turned calm and reflective, and it did this right in front of the vista point turnout, so of course I pulled over. Usually this turnout is pretty empty, just a semi or two with the driver napping in the back. But on this day the lot was full, and everyone out with their cameras and iphones. I started to feel a kindred spirit with these fellow travelers who had also chosen to pause their journey and enjoy the scene with me; and started to think about all the vehicles whizzing by behind me, their occupants either in too much of a rush or too distracted to notice what we were taking in. Glad I had the opportunity to pause and enjoy.