I have been back in Australia for a week after finishing my stint in Malaysia and leading into my new job in Samoa. I decided to do a road trip to visit friends and family and revisit some of my favourite places. My new job will involve a massive amount of travel and I'm excited about where it will be taking me. But I also know there are places that make my heart sing.
So after catching up with an old mate...for at least 45minutes too long...I performed a mad 100km dash to one of my favourite photographic places on the shore of Lake Mulwala. I'd left it late and what was the day's sunset was on the wain. I hadn't been there for about 12months and the tracks to the shoreline had grown over with grass. I had to park about 100m from my favourite spot so I had to throw the camera over the shoulder and run to get at least a sliver of the left over light.
The light may have been economical but the perfectly still water and mostly clear sky was mesmerising. As I quickly set up I found myself becoming increasingly calm and at peace. Maybe this spot has some magical power over me that basically says "it's going to be alright".
Who knows? I was in a happy place and the conditions were amazing. My goal for the second half of my life is not only to visit these happy places, but to also create as many of them as possible. I figure if I make enough of them the they will somehow merge together and the whole world will become my happy place. I'll never have to visit, I'll always be there.