Out on New Year’s Eve just walking around Boston’s First Night events in zero degree weather. Not sure who was colder- my camera or me. I came upon a fire show event.
Another photographer started pushing himself though the large group of people to get his “perfect shot”. He was in such a hurry he pushed a homeless, elderly man on crutches out of his way. I spoke up, and the photographer apologized to the elderly gentleman.
The elderly gentleman thanked me and said “young man let me share this with you, if you have patience you can live a much better life. I wish I had learned that sooner”.
Walking away, I decided I needed to capture my “perfect shot”…His face.
“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci