Note from Greg: The great American author Eudora Welty, who won a Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Optimist’s Daughter’ in 1973, once said, “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” This is a point that is further reinforced in the reader letter below. Perhaps, Rick is stopping moments from running away from both himself and those whom he loves.
Your photo-remedy site reminds me of my oldest brother Rick. His lifetime hobby has been photography. For a while he even had a web site posting his pics.
During the past five years, Rick has suffered from many heart, lung and bone ailments too numerous to mention. He doesn’t have a lot of time left. But the one thing he still likes to do is to get his camera and have someone take him to a nearby park or lake where he can escape the misery of his pain and instead capture some incredible images.
He has always had a great eye. It was not unusual for him to take hundreds of photos for example when we would go to a botanic garden or rain forest. Heck, we had a family reunion several years ago and somehow he took more than 1,500 pics in just a few hours! I know photography is very comforting for him so I totally agree with your blog.
The photos featured in this posting came from Greg W. Gilstrap during a 2008 Hawaiian journey.