Mr Steve Shafer and Seth Braverman. Two fellas I befriended at the wedding of these two love birds.Our hang out times have been fairly brief but I’ve felt inspired each time. In South Carolina I spent some time with Steve talking about age old trades and the importance of craftsmanship and intention. Something I’ve longed for as I grow older and have children under my wing. A whole other discussion. I also struck up a conversation with Seth about music and photography. He noticed that I shoot polaroids and we soon found out that we share another mutual friend… this talented man. Seth plays the guitar and has quite the natural and intriguing voice, something we talked about as I also spent some years playing and singing. Artistic expression and the intention behind it all. Deep stuff. Following up this South Carolina meeting we finally got back together at their custom furniture shop in Ft. Collins, just a stones throw from where I live. (Well, if you chucked a rock like this guy)
I grew up in a carpenters family and so my first steps into their shop was familiar. The smell of saw dust instantly brings me back to childhood. We spent a couple hours together and touched on topics of fatherhood (Seths wife actually went into labor and had their first child that night!), following dreams, hearing and trusting Gods prompting… also shared a pot of mighty fine coffee and a few cigarettes. We took some photos and I drove away with an additional spark to my step and the need to carry on the meaningful conversations we so easily connected on.