Selfie Osaka stairway
Osaka selfie, 2018
Selfie Osaka stairway
Osaka selfie, 2018

Dear friend,

A fun thought: what if we didn’t see life as some sort of painful duty, but rather, seeing our lives as a fun opportunity to experiment, play, and have fun?

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To me, there is no greater blessing than being alive.

We are alive— we have sensations, thoughts, ideas, and the force and power to conduct our own experiments in life. None of this would be possible if we were either unborn or dead.

Nobody knows where we came from before we were born, nor do we know where we’re going to go after we die. The only certainty we have is our life, right now. So why waste our lives in vain, and stressing and suffering unnecessarily?

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Have more fun in your photography!

Suit on Osaka bridge, 2018
Suit on Osaka bridge, 2018

As photographers, we have a lot of fun. We have fun making photos, we have fun traveling, exploring, seeing new things, eating new foods (and drinking new coffees), we have fun pursuing new photographic projects, we have fun sharing our photos and empowering others, and we have fun rearranging reality through composition and framing.

I have a new pact for myself: no longer will I voluntarily suffer and stress in my life. Rather, I’m always going to be a “yes-sayer” to life, to always find the positive in every negative, to always find new opportunities, to always affirm, to always find joy, and to always find ways to fulfill my personal curiosities and have fun. I am going to opt to have an ACTIVE life, and to allow myself free rein to my childlike naïveté. I’m going to keep making art until I die, continue to discover new truths and knowledge in life, and to continue to share my ideas and findings with others.

What better life than this one?

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BE BOLD, FOOLISH, and have fun :)
ERIC

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