Thank you for being here
I’ve always been a romantic and I'm thinking about the newsletter, why I write it, and what each of you means to me.
A note of gratitude
Hey, everybody; I’m thinking about you again today. I hope you’re well!
Kristen and I joined a yoga studio earlier this year, and it’s been a life-changing commitment. We go to a Sunday morning class, a wonderful way to start the day. Yesterday, our teacher, Nora, opened the class by telling us how much she appreciated teaching us and how it was a reciprocal relationship — that she gets as much from each of us as we do from her. That makes complete sense: we’re all sharing an experience together in the room. We walk into the room in one state of mind and out in another. It’s nice, and we love it.
Ordinarily, I aim to keep my mind clear during these sessions, but I kept thinking about Nora’s words and how much they mirrored my feelings about writing this newsletter. Sure, I’m here in Madison, broadcasting to you from week to week. But what I love about writing this thing is how it opens up dialogue with so many people around the world. Like Nora’s class, it’s an exchange between us. Even better, It’s a creative exchange focused on images and ideas — two of my favorite things.
I always get a dopamine rush after sending a newsletter. I know that. But I also know the gratitude I feel is genuine. Since rebooting the newsletter here, I’ve met so many new, interesting, creative people. I wanted to say thanks again for subscribing and reading my posts, folks. Thank you for being here and sharing your experiences with me week after week. It means a lot to me, and I appreciate it — and you.
Winter Pictures on the Brain
Thanks to everyone who has submitted winter pictures in the past few days. I love seeing your work and how each of you pictures the season. I plan to feature some of your submissions in the newsletter and highlight the talented folks whose work catches my eye. Darren Clark shared a bunch of wintry images with me a while back, and I spent the weekend poring over them again. He’s so good! If you like landscape photography, you will love his work. Please visit his website when you have some time. And if you haven’t yet, follow him on Instagram.
One more thing…
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