13 Dec What Is Enough? | Dec 2017
Enough Goes Two Ways
And then she said, “When will you have enough?”
She was referring to my photos after I had given a presentation.
This question has followed me in my thoughts for weeks because it has many dimensions, including:
Yes, I have enough photos. I could stop now. And I’m very grateful for what I have done.
But if I stopped, my work would also stop.
So my presentations, photo class, and articles would stall where they are now, based on what I have.
As you age, effort costs more. In fact, you become more aware of effort because fatigue happens sooner. And sometimes even moderate effort can cause pain.
So sometimes I too wonder if I have enough.
But challenges can be good because they lead to making wiser, more careful choices.
For me, taking photos is more like traveling on a journey than reaching a destination.
As with any journey, there are always rewards.
For example, taking photos leads to learning that enhances my photo class. It leads to experiences that add stories to my presentations. And it leads to ideas that become articles.
So the process of taking photos expands the value of what I have.
More importantly, taking photos sustains my life.
My purpose is to inspire respect for Nature. I fulfill that by taking photos so I can share Nature’s beauty with others.
And you must know that having a purpose is essential for being fully alive. Your purpose creates meaning, importance, and significance, all of which lead to vitality.
So my answer to that question is: As long as I’m here, I will never have enough photos.
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Sneed CollardPosted at 09:14h, 13 December
Great post, Steve–and one that gets to the heart of many things. By staying active, we keep learning, and that helps keep us alive and thinking. Love those photos! Keep taking them!
Thomas HillPosted at 09:34h, 13 December
Thank you for describing in words what is clear in the work you share with us. More than pictures.
Have a great holiday season.
Daphne RadenhurstPosted at 14:58h, 13 December
I hope that will always have enough to enchant us and inspire us. Thank you.
Hannah FullmerPosted at 08:53h, 14 December
Great blog post! And thank you for sharing the information about The Trust for Public Land.
Norma HoltPosted at 14:01h, 14 December
Great work Steve. I hope you never have enough of taking these superb photos. You are a Godsend to nature lovers.
Mary LundebergPosted at 08:29h, 15 December
This post sure speaks to me! Thanks for inspiring us all.
Ann PlatzerPosted at 11:34h, 15 December
I Agree Steve. I will never take enough photos. It is part of my life . We are lucky , fortunate, that it means so much to us.
Cathy KozmaryPosted at 16:29h, 28 December
Powerful meaning in all of this – we need this message to be brought to as many people as possible. Thank you Steve for doing what you do!
Konnie KimPosted at 19:14h, 14 January
Beautiful images and words…Thank you!