All around the blogosphere you read lots of posts and quotes about dream following, about doing what makes you happy, about being whoever you want to be. But the truth is that putting into practice these lines of wisdom is not easy, especially if you’re still figuring those things out. I believe everybody has a passion in life, and even if it’s not defined yet, it’s there somewhere waiting to be uncovered.
With busy work schedules and other projects in mind, I haven’t done a great job making time to practice my hobbies as much as I would like, but yesterday evening turned out being the perfect occasion to change that.
When I got home from work the day was still nice outside, so Dan and I went on a little date to see the sun sink below the horizon while the sky turned into red and orange colors. When we were already out of the apartment about to lock the door, I realized that something important was missing. I asked him to wait a second, got inside the apartment again and grabbed my camera, a towel, and his guitar. Dan has played music since he was a little kid, composing always his own songs and turning them into compelling and unique music. The guy has an innate ability to connect his music to my soul, I could literally spend days listening to his songs non-stop and be a happy camper. So what’s better than listening to his music while enjoying the last moments of daylight? Literally nothing.
I put the towel down on the sand, pulled out my camera and let myself get lost on the beauty of the surroundings. I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a few California sunsets now, and every single time they took my breath away. I just wish I could bring all the people I love here and let them be part of what I see every evening.
Last night I was thinking, like I sometimes do, about how photography has become a big part of my life, and how happy I am when I take a great picture and see that Dan likes it as much as I do. We might have different passions, music and photography, but it really means a lot to me the fact that somehow we can combine them and still spend time together doing what we both love. We would not be happy if one of us had to give up our interests, or if we couldn’t share them with the person we love the most. Today I just feel grateful for that.
This is the view we had in front of us… now you can understand me when I say that this sunset takes my breath away every single time…
Dreams in the dusk,
only dreams closing the day
and with the day’s close going back
to the gray things, the dark things,
the far, deep things of dreamland.
Dreams, only dreams in the dusk,
only the old remembered pictures
of lost days when the day’s loss
wrote in tears the heart’s loss.
Tears and loss and broken dreams
may find your heart at dusk.
— Carl Sandburg
Do you have a hobby you share with your loved ones? How did you find your “special thing”?
Have a great day!