I post Aaron's work all of the time, but I'm not sure if that really counts as bragging, or just sharing. I think my time to brag is way overdue! Since Aaron's talents lay in the art world they're much easier to display and explain. There are many others of us out there who may not seem like they can do anything spectacular (yes, I put myself in that category) but we have intangible talents. That being said, I'll move on to the subject of this post...
Aaron is an artist. What kind of an artist? Well... he can draw, paint, design, photograph, film, play trumpet, and sing. Whew. And not only can he just do these things, he does each of them extraordinarily well. And when I think about things that are most important to me in life, I'm very very grateful that my husband has these particular talents.
When the time comes for us to start having kids, I know they will be some of the most photographed and recorded kids out there. Thanks to Aaron, these won't just be blurry snap shots or hours of boring footage, they will be beautiful and emotional pieces of art that we will cherish forever. I feel very lucky that I will always have these great works around to remind me of him and our life together.
When you think about it, Aaron is leaving bits and pieces of himself around for me and our future posterity. How cool is it going to be when our great grand kids can see videos, photos, and drawings that Aaron made? And hear him sing and play trumpet on stage for a whole bunch of fans? REALLY COOL!
My reflections upon a few particular works inspired this post...
This video shows Aaron's mind and the artistic way he views the world he loves.
Pounders in Black and White from Lance and Aaron on Vimeo.
This video shows Aaron's voice. And both of us question why we didn't just go get his hair cut ;)
And I heard this song on my iPod today and thought, MAN, who wouldn't want to invite us to their wedding? Aaron made this for his friend as a gift, from the perspective of a guest, and it's so sweet.
Tim and Laci's reception from my POV from Lance and Aaron on Vimeo.
There are times when I think, why can't he just have a normal job? Something predictable?And that brings me to the title of this post. We'll always wish that someone was or wasn't what they are. But why? What's the point? You need to love the good things about people. And I certainly love the good things about Aaron.
K, I'm done... for now :)