(A personal tribute to my heart’s companion in travel and in love.)
As I recently told a friend, in some ways it feels like an eternity ago; in other ways, just yesterday.
I’ve had some adventures that he would have enjoyed … and others that he probably would not.
And So It Began
Rich gave me my first Olympus camera, and a few pointers on composition, in December of 2006.
I loved it so much that I bought an upgrade, and took it to New Zealand, a country he loved and urged me to visit “someday.” I did, for an entire month in February of 2013!
I added a Nikon, and then another, and found my passion for photography. That passion has been an important piece in rekindling my enthusiasm in life.
Dank je wel!
My life has changed a lot in the past seven years, and while I would never, ever want to relive those years I am grateful for the gifts this life experience has given me.
The following photos capture just a few of the highlights. (Believe me, it was hard to choose just a few!)
Thank you, Rich. You touched my life – and my heart – in countless ways, and I am forever changed. I love you.
“When the day shall come that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I love you’-ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.”
― Diana Gabaldon “The Fiery Cross”