I feel the weight of connections and carry it with me. Family, friends, teachers, acquaintances, strangers, I can gain weight from anyone, and I keep it with me, to access as needed. I turn it into strength, knowledge, happiness, whatever is needed at times. Ten years ago today I lost a friend to cancer. We were not incredibly close, work friends who both longed to be professional photographers. The time we did have still means so much to me. Some of that weight I gained from knowing her has driven me over the years to do many great things related to photography and life in general. I think of her often. How talented she was. How strong she was. How driven she was. How she could call me on shit. How missed she is. I have mentioned her here before, she was instrumental in me getting the camera above. The camera is now retired, replaced but will always be with me, just as she will. I think of her every time I look at it. I miss you Ronny, many of the dreams we talked about have come to be. My studio, my business, my art, your weight is in there, I am happy to carry it. Rest easy my friend.