Not to happy with my day today. Not getting much done. Checked my Face-Book page, saw a post from a friend. He got a diagnosis today from his doctor. Bad news, VERY BAD NEWS! I guess my day is not so bad after all.
My friend is a motocross racer. 19 years old, fit and trim, handsome! Comes from a large family that seems to be very close. I suspect them to be pillars in their church, and in the business community. The racing community here is HUGE. Will be a source of great support, but, how can any amount of support get a person through what's ahead?
That kind of news can really put you on your heels. Everyone around him is probably feeling pretty powerless right about now.
19 years old. Where's the justice! Hard to accept on faith. But what you gonna do.
I did a photo shoot with him at his motocross track that was in the front yard of the house he and his family live in. He was up for anything that day. Undoubtedly some of the best motor-sport's photography I have ever done happened that day. I e-mailed him last week to see if he would be interested in doing more. I truly hope I get the opportunity to shoot him on his bike again. The dude has some pretty mad chops on the moto course.
Another friend of mine just arrived home from the Burning Man Festival, out west. Sounds like it may have transformed her to a heretofore unrealized plane of conscience-ness. She will be forever grateful for the experience.
So. Here's THE point. You have heard it a million times and your gonna hear it once more. What ever "IT" is, don't put it off! You think you got tomorrow? You don't know that!
Hey Ben, I do want to do another shoot with you. So get better, Dammit!