The Things (and People) We Love

March 14, 2014

Love this shot.. it’s Jim doing the thing he loves most in the whole entire world: hanging out in his garage tinkering on projects, of which–no matter what–he’s got a million.   


Sneaky me… I shot this from the bathroom, probably 40′ away, through the window, zoomed all the way in. 

He’s drilling something. He often is. And shavings are probably flying. Which is totally okay by him. 

To my eye, the garage a messy, dirty, chaotic place… I wither at the prospect of going in there to find anything. But to him, it’s an organized trove of treasures and pleasures. He knows where everything is and seems not to mind (in the least) that he might have to ascend a ladder or move seven things to get to something else. He also seems not to mind working on a table top that is cluttered and crammed with a thousand other things (seriously, piles that tower over him). No exaggeration, there is not a single clean surface in the entire garage (not counting the washer and dryer).  

Important stuff can be found suspended from rafters, hung on walls, tucked into crannies, at the top of teetering stacks. Some stuff is even in cabinets and drawers. Labeled. 

His space. He loves it. 


5 Responses to “The Things (and People) We Love”

  1. blk4609 Says:

    Sounds so much like Bob and his garage although he’s slowing down on the projects. He loves tinkering.

  2. Elliot Margolies Says:

    sacred space

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