After my conversation with Garth in our last episode, I have been thinking about a thing that we talked about quite a bit. Do I love or even notice interesting things that are all around me? Do I let the beauty of life just pass me by?
I think in large part, yes. I think we all do. There are many reasons why too. So often in life, if something isn't new, it isn't important. We go though life every day, pass the same streets on our way to work, talk to the same people, have so many of the same experiences that it can be hard not to treat them as mundane, banal, or bland. We don't see people for the amazing biology that they are. We don't see our mere existence every day as a gift to be cherished and perhaps in a less profound way, we don't see beauty that is all around us.
As newly licensed teenagers growing up, Garth and I would always rip around town in Garth's rust bucket of a truck, a '88 GMC Sierra that had no heat in the winter and a drivers side door that couldn't be opened from the inside. We loved driving around town, blasting the tunes and having a great time. From time to time, we would maybe, perhaps, be exceeding the speed limit. Luckily for us, Garth was always aware of his surroundings. Usually, we would be going along and then all of the sudden, he would slam on the brakes. No one would be in front of us. No pedestrians would want to cross. I would look at him, and he would be looking back and pointing at a car parked on the side of the street with a photo radar camera set up in it. I don't think Garth ever got a photo radar ticket.
That is why I wanted to have Garth on to talk about his Instagram, albertahouselove. For as long as I can remember, Garth has always had a unique ability to see the beauty in things that I would just pass by. It is one of the things that I admire about him. He is always noticing things no matter how big or small.
If you haven't listened to our latest episode, you should. We had a great conversation about Garth's architecture Instagram account, his love of Snapchat and our radio show that we had as teenagers. For those of you interested, here is a picture of us in our prime at CKXU 88.3 FM in Lethbridge Alberta circa 2007, living the dream. You can listen to our latest episode here.