I’ve known for a few weeks that this post was coming and yet, despite having given it a lot of thought, I don’t have anything particularly profound or even revealing to share in this, my last post on ViewFinders, so I’ll just say a quick and heartfelt goodbye.
Almost four years ago I was lamenting to Meghan my difficulty in finding inspiration to shoot and she, with a mix of glee and teasing, told me to expect an email that might help to rectify my problem. While that email – an invitation to join what was then Mortal Muses – was not a permanent cure for my photographer’s block, it did lead to great richness in my life. The amazing community of women, past and present, with whom I have shared these pages have been a constant source of inspiration, friendship, laughs and often outright awe. My fellow contributors and the wonderful readers of this site have helped me to celebrate my photographic successes and helped to lift me up and keep me going when my photographic muse has been out on a long lunch break. I am grateful to you all.
I’ve often talked about my feeling that ViewFinders is like chatting with your smartest and most fun photography friends over morning coffee and while I will no longer be adding my voice to these pages, I will definitely continue to join you all for coffee.
Who knows, maybe we’ll meet one day on the side of the road, where we’ve pulled over to capture the view.