In this fast paced world, there is a real need to slow down, take it back a couple of notches. Everything we do, we want it faster, better, more convenient. But at what cost? We are in danger of loosing time to experience the world we live in.
A few years ago, I had a fast paced job, fourteen hour days, no time for family and no time left for myself. I started to have many stress-related health problems and ended up quitting my job at a time where the economy was hitting another recession and we were in the midst of building a house. It took a few years, but my decision to slow down was worth it.
One of the things I did to slow down was picking up black and white photography again after 35 years. From loading the film to clicking the shutter, it reminded me to take time to experience every moment and see the world with my eyes and heart wide open.
That's why we are here, to experience, to love, to connect with the world we live in.