October 5, 2012

Winds of Change

High Winds, Parker Bench, Sierra

Wind is change. Whether a subtle afternoon breeze or a fierce rising ahead of an advancing thunderstorm, its presence is a reminder of the transitional nature of our world. So it seemed fitting that on the afternoon of Steve Job's death one year ago, I found myself atop a ridge in the Eastern Sierra, attempting photographs, the wind howling and vigorously shaking my truck and I in it.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

From Steve's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.

Thank you Steve for the grand inspiration. 10 years at Apple from iMac to iPhone, was a period of extraordinary inspiration, hard work, camaraderie and personal revelation. It helped embolden my courage to continue pursuing my own passions.


My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me.

Georgia O'Keeffe