I am a big fan of traditions. Is pretty amazing when we sit there, take something that happens on a particular day that we enjoy, and then make it into something that happens more often. If you think about it, holidays are just traditions that got famous enough to be done by everybody. Well, there is one tradition that I Hope remains a constant in my world. And it involves my friend Jenn
About once a year, Jenn comes down to my place. While she’s here, we go out and get a big stake in a decent bottle of wine. She is the sole reason that I have a corkscrew in my house. Then we have dinner,and talk about what happened to us in the time between our last meeting. Is a wonderful night of catching up and enjoying a friend’s company. Then, just for fun, we usually do rope and pictures.
Jenn adores rope. She also is phenomenal at modeling as well as taking pictures. When comes to photography, she’s magical no matter what side of the lens she is on. So I consider it a treat when she is willing to give my creations shape and form. Her willingness to give all she has to the creation inspires me be just a little more artistic. And through that, some of the best shots I’ve ever done become reality.
It is the time spent with a friend who understands what it takes to make art this way that makes the meeting with doing. It is the fun and memories of creating such art with such a friend that makes you long to do it again. It is that longing that drives you to make it a tradition. And it is the sharing of that longing and those memories with others that might make a holiday. The yearly get-togethers, Jenn and I might have started some thing worth doing on a global scale. Something special folks can use to turn the wheel. I know it’s special for me.
Now, only I could figure out a cool name for it…