Thursday, March 14, 2013

Enjoy Now

Saddle Horn
East of Sonoita, AZ

"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark."
--John Muir

The vastness of places like Arizona helps us comprehend how much we can truly see if we eliminate the obstructions and impediments in our lives. Remove them and you can see the obvious beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis. Nature provides us with its own unique drama each day there are no reruns.

Near the Lazy J2 Ranch
Patagonia, AZ
We switch gears as we mature. Our priorities evolve we are no longer simply about survival but rather enjoying the life and the time we have left. Life is not only about work but about the enjoyment of each second which accumulates into minutes and hours and days. We were meant to enjoy not by years but rather by seconds. As a photographer, I even have the distinct pleasure of enjoying life by the fractions of seconds.

Employers want us enjoy our time two weeks at a time at best. In some cases, we  break that up into smaller pieces and rob ourselves of complete relaxation and enjoyment. The pace we keep stresses productivity and minimizes or postpones relaxation and living. We work and live towards retirement. That truly doesn't make sense. Age provides no assurances that we will be able to enjoy the things we postpone. We have been convinced of something that simply is a hoax. Enjoy what you can now. Live now by the second, by the minute, by the hour, and by the day.

By the way, to my readers in the UK, if you would like to enjoy Southeast Arizona. Please contact me. I would be able to help you see and experience the real American West now. It's affordable. You may want to do it now.


  1. You are so right Al. Living in the moment is the only assurance we have that we won't miss something........

  2. It's taken me nearly half a lifetime to figure it out!!! SMA was the beginning of that discovery for me.


Please feel free to comment.