Speeding to the airport from Soufriere to Hewanorra, colorful houses flashing by as the cabbie races to dump one fare and pick up another, hanging on for dear life and trying not to drop the camera while trying to compose myself and the subject at the same time. Linda is laughing in the back seat and I’d laugh at me too if I had an ounce of attention left to do so.
Most of the structures on the road between the small towns on the southwestern coast of the island are painted in bright and happy colors. They contrast the feeling of sadness as we leave this place of beauty and wonder to return to the steamy and tropical northeastern US. Sort of ironic, I would think, but no time for thinking; just hold on tight with whatever limbs are free at the moment and hope that autofocus and aperture priority are going to help me through this series of shots.
It’s been a while since I went out to take pictures. We have been working on necessary improvements to our home (porcelain fixtures in the main bathroom) and I have just made a major change in my business life, leaving the consulting firm that I have been with for 7 years and looking for new business opportunities. But a new life pattern is emerging and it will include time for more of the things in life that bring spiritual and emotional revenue.