a blog by Max Trombly

Category: Random Musings

day dreaming…

I dream of owning a farm..

a place where I can wake up, drink coffee and take care of a field full of food..
a place where our animals can run free and enjoy the company of goats, chickens, sheep, (outdoor) cats, and rescued boarder collies..

I dream of a place where I can look across the dinner table and thank my wife for helping me create a personal heaven.
I dream of a home that my children can grow up understanding how important animals and plants are to our health..
I dream of a little piece of earth, where I can live a life I am proud of…

fueled in part by hard work and labor and in other ways such as income from photography and the passion of my heart..

At age 40 I want to be able to take a deep breath and say.. We’ve done it…
by age 45 I want my kids to either be building dirt jumps for bikes or enjoying any outdoor actitivity, as long as they’re not glued to a TV playing video games all day..
by 50.. I want to be able to look back on the last 20 years and feel like I’ve contributed passionately to hundreds of peoples lives in ways that only they and I can feel and understand..

I don’t want to change the world..

I just want to create my own.. and feel proud that I was able to..

when I’m 60 I want to be able to look across the table at Jen and say.. “We’ve done it” as our children begin creating their own families and we continue to do what we love, creating art, listening to music, and growing our own food.

then whatever happens 60+ I’ll consider a blessing and just a beautiful life..

that’s my timeline.. and I’ve been sticking to it since I was 15.. with 25 and 33 being the first deadlines..

I’m 32 as of a few days ago.. and it’s working out just fine.

10 days.

Photography, when done right, really isn’t so much about the photographs, as it’s about showing somebody something they may not get to see every day, whether it be how beautiful they are or how beautiful the love the share with another is..

portraits can carry so much within them..

so it’s with these thoughts in mind that I look forward to the coming week.. years and the life I have in front of me..

In 10 days I marry the love of my life and a courageous photographer who understands how powerful photography can be.

Life is good.

Earth Day, 2013

In celebration of earth day Jen and I woke up today and her wonderful dad brought us out into the beautiful marshes of southern Louisiana, where we proceeded to catch a redfish that I am now preparing for dinner. Some may feel this is an odd way to celebrate earth day, I on the other hand feel that it is simply perfect.

The earth is wonderful. We are so accustomed to pillaging it through the ways in which we create our food today. If everyone had the opportunity to provide for themselves even a few times a year and really respected the source of what it is that we eat, I do believe that we would treat the earth so much better and live in a way that isn’t quite so abrasive and disrespectful to the land.

I love our earth.. you should too.

Photo by Jen

Photo by Jen

The art of a craft.

What I am truly impressed with, in life, is meeting those who have pursued a craft and who, through that craft, have become tuned to finer things in life that are only seen or experienced when you get past the shallow simplicity of something, into much deeper relationships with whatever it is one does..