Monday, June 11, 2007

can't beat carmel and monterey

Got to help my daughter and son-in-law move from Monterey back to Salt Lake this past week. Fortunately there was some time for some sight-seeing. It's easy to see why Point Lobos draws more than 300,000 visitors a year. Such an incredible place. I'm glad we had a few hours to check it out.


cawmeeks said...

Hi Rich:
Absolutely beautiful photography. Wonderful to see you keeping that up. Have wanted to thank you for something you did for me a while back.
Not to stay on a dark subject for any length of time, but I was in a physically and verbally abusive marriage for 12 years. I wasn't exactly functioning on all burners when I attended the 20 year class reunion. You don't even realize you're not functioning until you're out of the abuse and some healing has time to kick in.
I didn't stay at the reunion for very long because the 'ex' said it was time to go and I didn't cross him in those days. The price was too high if I did.
Anyway, you were kind enough to show a clip of me playing my guitar and singing during an assembly at the reunion. Someone had to tell me it was me singing for me to actually realize what I was seeing up on the screen. I told the 'ex' it was me singing up there. His comment was "So. I didn't go to the assemblies. What do I care if that's you or not?" He told me it was time to go shortly after that.
I need you to know that seeing that clip helped me begin to reconnect with a lost part of me. It would reconnect with me at times when the abuse was especially bad. The person up on that screen had hopes and dreams. She was someone who looked forward to life. It aided me in getting the courage to get me and my children out of the abuse.
Thank you very much for that gift. It really did save my life.
Keep up all the good you are doing.

rfin said...

Wow very nice to hear from you, Cynthia

Glad you like the photos, but really more more glad that you're in a safer and happier place. I work at the Eccles Broadcast Center at the U of U now. If you'd ever like a tour, just let me know.

All the best, Rich