Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul”. -Charles Bukowski
I had the pleasure of filming and doing photography with my talented wife. Although I cannot stand being filmed or getting pictures taken, I had such an enjoyable time. Anything I do with her is the best moments of my life. Being with her reminds me so much of this quote. In life, most people long to fit in. I’ve never fit into some type of box. I never made time for those who were shallow minded, boring, and dull. I didn’t make time for those with meaningless conversations, those who brought nothing to the table with intelligence, and people with no mind of their own. I’ve always been the weird one, the peculiar, the odd black sheep that was always noticeably standing out in the crowd. I actually embrace it, because I know that it shaped and formed my character in not going through things that others may have had to learn. I just know character. I can foresee it and I’ve been told it’s kind of creepy just how much I’m able to do so. For the first time in my life I actually was able to fit in. I fit with my wife. I can talk to her for hours about deep and intellectual things, she keeps my mind stimulated, she is fun, joyful, and a pleasure to be around. She brings me out of my shell like no one ever does. She sees sides that no one else sees, and I am so grateful it’s her. She sees my madness and embraces all of my sides. I was never sure as to why people made time for people that had nothing to bring to the table of their life. When we invest time into someone, we are saying “You are important”. Making time for people that offer nothing seems pointless to me. It’s why I can’t be around people for long without it draining the life out of me. She is my favorite person to spend time with. I never regret giving it to her. I never have. Something about being by the ocean brings so much clarity and perspective. Just being there with the leaves falling now reminds me that my favorite season fall is near and that new beginnings and change are taking place. She is the wisest investment of time I ever made.