RainSoft Convention in Chicago! After an opening night private party at the House of Blues, we spent a whirlwind 72 hours learning, networking and seeing as much as we could of the city. A couple of the guys joined me during some down time to visit the Art Institute of Chicago before we left. The four hours we had weren't enough to really scratch the surface of one of the largest collections of art in the country! We had to use our maps and hit the highlights before visiting their current special exhibit, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary- a journey through around 100 works of art from one of my favorite surrealists. With dimly lit passageways, black walls and concentrated lighting, AIC created a haunting environment for the body of work. In contrast to the low roar throughout the rest of the museum, Magritte's vibrant creations glowed in stunned silence as the crowd navigated the halls of the exhibit. It was truly an experience I'll never forget. Though this special exhibit is confined to my own memories due to a no-photography policy, I can however share with you some other images from throughout their collection... enjoy!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak."
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Fall Creek Falls over the weekend. We had a lakeside hotel room with a pleasant view and gave up plenty of sweat to the trails, hills and steps leading to their variety of water falls and scenic spots. I love soaking up the nature since I live in the city now after growing up in such a rural area. It was a much-needed and refreshing getaway. Gazing out of the overlooks at the blue mists of the hills and the bottoms of waterfalls really gives you magnificent insight and perspective. It's hard to take bad pictures of such enchanting sights but you do lose much of the depth perspective considering the misty atmosphere from the scattered showers all weekend. Enjoy these postcard-worthy shots we got from the few hundred pictures collected over the weekend!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."