i believe we are put on this earth to experience love - platonic, familial, romantic. i believe we are put on this earth to enjoy food - cultivating, preparing, tasting & sharing.
i have the height-to-wingspan ratio of an nba basketball player. this makes me uniquely helpful in reaching for things on the top shelf.
i love to travel. i love long, scenic drives. i'm currently lusting after domestic adventures - i'm thinking the pacific northwest, colorado and maine. i've been to disneyworld 9 times, but that's neither here nor there.
i got hooked on photography when i was 22. i took a Polaroid in Chennai, India of my rickshaw driver Sami, and his girlfriend. she held the photo to her heart and asked if she could keep it. quickly, a swarm of children surrounded us - each shouting for their turn.
their skin and smiles glowed against their brightly colored saris, shorts and tees. after them, a man asked to be photographed with his truck - his pride and joy. next, a business man in a navy suit adjusted his watch and held his briefcase at his side.
as the Polaroids developed, vivid colors bleeding into the frame, each person asked to keep theirs. i watched the business man take a long look at his new belonging, and i imagined him going home and sharing the photograph with his family. the thought made me grateful, and happy.
other things that make me happy include: late night dance parties, dogs of any age, the ocean, strings of lights, rooftops, blacktops, bad tv & good company.