You might say, what a bummer that it rained on your one day in Chicago, but honestly,…

You might say, what a bummer that it rained on your one day in Chicago, but honestly, I LOVED the rain. The Christmas lights on the Magnificent Mile showed far better than they would have in the sunlight. Umbrellas and reflections and mood and depth… and I just felt so lucky to be in Chicago on such a picturesque day. My mom went with me. We walked in the drizzle, seeing the sights and sharing the experience.

After I moved in 2006, I packed up all my film work, and the pictures that hung in my old living room, and barely looked at them for over a decade. Seeing them now, I feel grateful. Grateful for the experiences and memories, and grateful for so many photos to remember them by. These days, people take pictures of their daily lives and dinner plates and funny signs they saw on their way somewhere else. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. Sometimes, silly photos end up being great mementos of the best times of your life.

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You might say, what a bummer that it rained on your one day in Chicago, but honestly, I LOVED the rain. The Christmas lights on the Magnificent Mile showed far better than they would have in the sunlight. Umbrellas and reflections and mood and depth… and I just felt so lucky to be in Chicago on such a picturesque day. My mom went with me. We walked in the drizzle, seeing the sights and sharing the experience.

After I moved in 2006, I packed up

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2 thoughts on “You might say, what a bummer that it rained on your one day in Chicago, but honestly,…

  1. Wonderful image, wonderful sentiments. I have so few prints (or negatives) from my film photography days; I wish I had more, because that was the time that made me fall in love with photography.

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