One of my all-time favorite movies is that of The Shining. Apparently, it is the favorite of many other people as well. With it being based on a book by Stephen King, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson it was bound to become a timeless film classic. Of course, Jack Nicholson does a phenomenal job showcasing Jack Torrance’s decent into writer madness. My favorite scene is where the kid repeatedly chants “redrum, redrum.” If you haven’t seen it, you must. How many times have you sat at your desk at work fantasizing about writing over and over again “all work and no play make mimi a dull girl.” You haven’t? Hmm.
Because I tend to work hard, I try to enjoy all the other little things in life. I travel a lot for work and on every trip I somehow manage to take a few moments to enjoy the place I find myself in. Even, Fargo North Dakota. The camera is my friend that I carry with me at all times. I nurture it as it nurtures me. At times, I take photos in places that remind me of a movie plot or character. I imagine myself in the scene for the moment. Oftentimes, I imagine I am Indiana Jones. It’s my version of a travel descent into madness. It’s not a crazy madness like Jack Torrance. It’s a madness of delight and envisioning what the past was like and how a future of wild adventures could collide with that past.