these guys don’t know it..but they are living their ‘glory days’. (do i date myself my using that term?
on second thought– the answer lies within the question doesn’t it?) these are the years that will define their lives. these are the years they will make the relationships that will stay with them for way longer than they can conceptualize. here and now is when the memories are created that they will sit down and tell their children. powerful times. powerful lives. even more powerful memories.
i so enjoyed photographing them. i loved their playfulness, joking around and relaxed styles. they poked fun at each other, posed for me and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon together. they willingly followed me from spot to spot while i chased the bright afternoon light away and found spots tucked away where the glare was at least a little bit better. we laughed together and, for just a moment, i felt young again. i was whisked away to my days at penn state university when my body was trimmer, my hair less gray and my eyes open with hope, anticipation and passion for what was on the horizon for me.
i didn’t want our time together to end. i miss those awkward glory days of mine. and i can close my eyes like a did that afternoon–for just a moment or two–and i can feel those days like they were just yesterday. i breathe in and out. and it feels so good.
keep on the lookout for ‘left lane ends’. i have a feeling their glory days just might last a lot longer then mine did.
thanks for working with me guys!