The alarm went off this morning, getting ready for my day, anyone could have told me I would have a photo of this house by the end of the day I would have laughed at them… then I got a text. Apparently, I left my camera bag and a lens in the park yesterday after a session. Second time in my life I have left equipment behind just sitting on the ground, not bad odds I guess until I admit both times were in the last month – losing your mind is not fun kids, but that is not the point of the post. The text “Good morning, Tim. This is Jeff, a resident in Medway. We found your camera bag with a Nikon lens in Choate park. Let me know how I can get it back to you.” Until that moment, I did not even know it was missing. I was horrified, yet so relieved the right person came across it. I have not even gotten to the crazy part yet. Jeff follows up with his address, and some times, I can grab the bag. The address belongs to the house in the photo. This is the house I grew up in, the front left corner
is/was my room for 16 years. 13,000 + people in town, my bag was randomly found by the family who lives in my childhood home. I am not too crazy that I am losing my mind and all that, but I have to say, kind of cool it happened. I got to meet Jeff, who also is a photographer – he got to shoot the full eclipse in the path of totality, awesome photos – tour my old house, which Jeff and his family have made into even a more beautiful home than I remember. A lot of changes in 30 years, my Dad’s Silver Maple I loved as a kid is huge, I would kill to have the new kitchen they have, I miss that pool which now shares space with the ultimate entertaining area, walking through the front door was strange but comfortable at the same time. Things happen for a reason, good people are still out there, and in the end, we are all just caretakers of these addresses. I was happy to revisit one of my favorites and meet the new caretakers. Thanks to Jeff and his family. I hope to pay forward the good karma.