How can I begin to say goodbye to all my family and friends pictured below? This collection is just a drop in the bucket when you start adding pictures of friends and acquaintances in stores, zoos and around me every day. They are part of our daily lives. There’s the young man that works at Trader Joe’s that always has a warm greeting and a smiling face or the lady that works at the Safeway Deli who always asks to see my latest zoo captures. The same can be said of my favorite waitress, hair stylist or pedicure specialist. They all made my life better with their conversations and smiles.
I’ve started saying my goodbyes but am still seeking out special people I’ve met the most like a couple that frequents the zoo who always tells me I’m an inspiration to them because I walk to help myself stay healthy in my senior years. I don’t have pictures of any of these folks, yet they’re important to me. I’ve got one more month left in Oregon to capture some of their pictures. Time to start carrying my camera with me everywhere with that in mind. 🙂