this arrived in the mail.
as a gift.
the note inside said,
"i hope that this camera will unleash your creative impulses and give you the professional results you need and deserve"
when i asked my benefactor WHY he said,
"I have always enjoyed gift-giving. The best gift, IMHO, is something that the recipient would enjoy but wouldn't (or couldn't) buy for themselves.
I like you, and I feel sympathetic towards your situation and your struggle.
While I can't contribute towards your mortgage, cameras are something I know a lot about and I am certain that this camera can do you a lot of good.
It can open up new vistas for your artistry."
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.