:: david jay ::

During the summer before my senior year of high school, I found an old guitar in the attic of the house we were living in and decided I would learn how to play. I was really terrible; so was the guitar. But persistence pays off and eventually I wasn't stopping at every chord change to move my fingers.

That was about the time my little sister decided she wanted to learn. She wanted me to show her how to play, teach her how to sing, pass my hard-earned lessons on to her. I didn't want to.

I was a knowledge miser.

Something about growing up makes us nicer to be around, or at least that has been the case with me. I don't remember when it started but I remember thinking: I want to be generous. I am both recipient and donor, in one of many such life cycles.

In the world of wedding photography (Were we talking about wedding photography? Well, we are now.), I haven't come across a more generous person than David Jay. His pictures were my first inspiration to try wedding photography; his encouragement made me follow through. I was reminded of his generosity (in the form of online tutorials) recently as I struggled to catch up with everyone using Lightroom. And while this won't even make sense to very many people, I just wanted to say for the record that I'm grateful for the generosity I've been shown and hope I always pass that along.


Blogger || davidjay || said...

You're wonderful and thanks for the nice post! Love these band shots on your blog! Keep rocking! DJ

3:44 PM  

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