Of course we know doing what we love to do always makes us feel better about ourselves and our life. Yadayadayada. But sometimes it is overwhelming for me that there are so many things I love to do, want to do, need to do, have to do, and that make me feel better when I do them .
Example at hand. I love to hike around sunrise and sunset. Sunrises can always be more problematic,especially depending upon time of year, day of week etc. Even more so with photographing sunrises.
The iphone has become a good hiking companion for me: Podcasts, music, writing down notes to myself , photos and videos ( even though I still am having hard time taking them too seriously ). There has been many a time I have been so glad to have the opportunity to NOT have a REAL camera. ( will not get into here the good and bad aspects of hiking with access to text, email or phone calls) .
So when a friend of mine asked me to help him locate an ideal sunrise shot of a saguaro for his composite photographic art it got me to do something that I know makes me feel delicious. The iphone scouting photos I sent him were a fun distraction from my “real” hike . More than that though it was “fun” getting back into carrying the camera and tripod out at sunset with a real goal in mind, and with a partner in crime ….. honestly, it is a totally different kind of feeling delicious than my morning walking meditations… but both are so good for the essence of what makes me feel delicious.
Yesterday was veteran’s day. I took this photo this past Sunday. When processing it yesterday I could not help but sense I had a Saguaro saluting to all those veterans past, present and future who give so much .
What have you done today that makes you feel delicious?
What do you try to do everyday that gives you that buzz?