Some time back I heard the statement, “People who do not live in the moment are racing to their death.” Really had to step back and take a moment to digest this. But the more I thought about it….the more I realized that all we really have in life is this very moment.
A part of my living in the moment is seeing the ‘Beauty in Life’s Journey’…..this includes my time spent on my job….yes my paying job outside of the studio. When I think about it, I get to be in some extraordinary places because of my job. One such place is the last ‘Travelers Rest’ in the state of Georgia. For a few Saturday’s a month, I have been assigned to be the historical interpreter there.
Intellectually I know the items there are extraordinary. Most of the items in the Inn date back to the 1850’s, and the Inn itself dates back to 1833. This past Saturday, I decided to look at some of the items there from a different angle. Below are a few pictures of what I discovered.
I used a black and white format to enhance the texture and light-dark contrasts.
These objects are functionally and aesthetically simple, but they have history. Generations of children have touched these items. For over a hundred years these items have served a family and their guest…..I find this beautiful.