While the world athletes are putting out their best effort at the Olympic Games in London, here in the remote offices of Brenda Tharp Photography we are having our own Olympic effort! We are cleaning out the office of old slides, old prints, old photo gear. We are doing repetitive deep knee bends in front of file cabinets; (we got a 9.5 score for that). We are performing neck stretches while editing over a light table (that earned us a perfect 10!)
We are lifting ‘heavyweight’ boxes, and climbing up ladders to store things in the loft in the garage. All of this while we cheer on the athletes afar! So who is cheering me on? Nobody. My own dog just lies lazily on the floor watching me with a pitying look as I labor in 90 degree weather…foolish me. But it’s a great feeling to clean out before I hit the road on a busy two month schedule of workshops and photo tours. And isn’t that what ultimately makes an olympian? The inner drive to perform? The need to do it for your self, not for anyone else? I wonder if they give out medals for record-setting cleaning times…
Oh, and the image? Burano, Italy – a place that stays so incredibly neat because all the women there are Olympians at keeping even the streets in front of their doors swept clean!
Thanks for stopping by…
Yes, that’s true, Thomas!!
The photo even shows the Pepto Bismol pink like the gymnastics stadium in London.
Thanks, Melli! 🙂 It feels good to have a cheerleader in the stands!!
Go, Brenda, Go! You can do it! Go!
(Just so someone is cheering you on) 😉