August 5, 2000
While one of my goals of my year long obsessive wedding planning was to have a fete that would never look dated, the one thing that I didn't count on was the massive advancement in photography technology.
I was thinking about this as I was scanning some of my pictures in to be able to post them.
I remember when we were looking at photographers... there were 2 that we talked to that were doing this new fangled "photojournalist" style. They cost 3x as much as the "traditional" photographer.
Our photographer actually had 2 cameras - one with color film and one with a few rolls of B&W. And we had to pay extra for the B&W pictures.
There were very few touch-ups. The pics were what they were.
Guess it's a good thing that we were still young and cute.
We even debated getting disposable cameras to put on the tables so other people could take pictures. But we didn't because we were worried what exactly our friends would be taking pictures of.
10 Years. It goes by in the blink of an eye. Careers, kids, birthdays, holidays... You stop and turn around and an entire decade has gone by.
Song of the Open Road
by Walt Whitman
Listen, I will be honest with you
I do not offer the old smooth prizes
But offer rough new prizes
These are the days that must happen to you:
You shall not heap up what is called riches,
You shall scatter with lavish hand all that you earn or achieve.
However sweet the laid up stores,
However convenient the dwelling, you shall not remain there.
However sheltered the port, however calm the waters, you shall not anchor there.
However welcome the hospitality that welcomes you,
You are permitted to receive it but a little while Afoot and lighthearted, take to the open road
Healthy, free, the world before you the long brown path before you, leading wherever you choose.
Say only to one another:
Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money; I give you myself before preaching and law:
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
Jason, Thank you for walking the road with me... here's to the next decade!