Deck the halls…

We’re playing snow birds and heading south for the winter starting in a week or so, but we still decided to get a ‘lil Christmas tree and decorate it with a strand of lights and an ornament that my mom sent us this year. I snapped this photo the other day with my Hasselblad 500 c/m polaroid back and Fuji FP-100C film. The sound of that shutter is something that I’ll never tire of hearing. Someday I’ll get it together enough to send out proper cards, but we wanted to wish you all a very cozy and happy holiday season. Our gratitude and thankfulness is bursting and this year and I keep reminding myself of how good we have it. I suppose that everything is relative, right? Something that has been on my mind lately is purpose. Many people place their purpose in work or climbing the ladder and while I admire people with grit and ambition very much, I’m reminded that at the end of the day, the end of the year and in the final months, days and hours of our time here on this spinning ball, it is actually family, friends, and friends who are family that are the most important accomplishments in ones life. When I find myself losing focus and jeopardizing relationships for the more insignificant parts of life I reality check myself to the priority and purpose of the community that is so very important to me. This year I’m grateful for certain relationships that have really blossomed, for having people in my life that I can be honest and real with without fearing judgement. For friends who follow through and family that loves unconditionally. Thank you and cheers to another year filled with more love.