A Sad Moment

Tuesday afternoon I received a phone call that I had never hoped to get. In this call, I was told that my brother had passed away at age 29. Even now, sitting here, writing you, I feel as numb as a pin cushion. I can’t begin to imagine that one day a person can simply be here, only to come the following day and simply be gone. My mind is ablaze with memories and thoughts of had I have just done this or been there for that. I loved my brother deeply and forever will, I just wish this did not have to be. It feels like living in the Twilight Zone, like it ain’t real and that in the morning I will be able to wake up, drive the short two miles to his house, and he will be there to greet me. Sadly, life doesn’t give us that option.

 

Being a writer himself, and just finishing his memoirs earlier this year, he told me that I inspired him. I wish I could have him around for even just one more day to let him know just how much he inspired me, writer to writer! I love you Rick and always will little brother and just as I know my writing will see success, I promise yours will as well!!!

Richard Allan Shidler

April 30th 1983  –  November 27th 2012

A Sad Moment

Tuesday afternoon I received a phone call that I had never hoped to get. In this call, I was told that my brother had passed away at age 29. Even now, sitting here, writing you, I feel as numb as a pin cushion. I can’t begin to imagine that one day a person can simply be here, only to come the following day and simply be gone. My mind is ablaze with memories and thoughts of had I have just done this or been there for that. I loved my brother deeply and forever will, I just wish this did not have to be. It feels like living in the Twilight Zone, like it ain’t real and that in the morning I will be able to wake up, drive the short two miles to his house, and he will be there to greet me. Sadly, life doesn’t give us that option.

 

Being a writer himself, and just finishing his memoirs earlier this year, he told me that I inspired him. I wish I could have him around for even just one more day to let him know just how much he inspired me, writer to writer! I love you Rick and always will little brother and just as I know my writing will see success, I promise yours will as well!!!

Richard Allan Shidler

April 30th 1983  –  November 27th 2012

This Week

With all of the gaps in posts, I want to apologize! I do hope you understand! This week the internet is being connected in my home, meaning daily updates on Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Lexi, The Boondock Kids and more, thank goodness!

I look forward to hearing from you via post as well!!

Imaginary Fox

P.O. Box 134

Bridgeport, IL. 62417

The After Thanksgiving Shoot

After not being out on the road this past two weeks, I want to apologize for the gap in posts! It has been somewhat rough this month and this thing called live has gotten in the way. I do hope you understand.

I am happy to say that this week, my internet is being connected and my site will get a much need update. I am looking forward to doing more of my work from home and save on the fuel costs!

Being the first weekend after Thanksgiving (which was awesome for me and my sons) left me full and very slow for that matter. I grabbed a Mello Yello today, taking a break from my routine RC Cola and made my way south, to one of the most isolated regions of Lawrence County, Illinois.

The weather was awesome though! Around here the time has changed, thanks in part to daylight savings time, which means my shoots are about one hour shorter and the sun is giving me a shadow much faster. It was peaceful however, the wind blowing and nothing but the sounds of weeds and grasses dancing in it.

I love old fence posts! I know that sounds insane but, it is always eye-catching to see a large, open field, turned under for the winter, and one lonely, isolated fence post still hanging on, long after the fence it once held was long gone. These post have so much to say, all one has to do is stop and listen.

This time of Fall is always wonderous. The hardwood trees around here are reluctantly clinging to their brown leaves, patiently waiting for mother nature to take them away. At one point, after a shot, I leaned against my Jimmy and simply watched one tree just blow in the wind. It was awesome!

With it getting late and my laundry still needing finished before I turn in for the night, I made end this here. Again, please understand my gap in posts, with the internet this week that will all change, thank goodness! I do want to thank my parents for the use of theirs! Remember….Live With Passion.

Imaginary Fox

P.O. Box 134

Bridgeport, IL. 62417

Fall, Father & Son

Today, I began my shoots later in part to, a black cat. My four-year old, Ethan, saw a young black cat outside my home as he and his brothers made their way to my car to return to their mother’s. Needless to say, he fell in love with it and pleaded with me to keep it. “Please,” he said. “It needs a good home and I love him!” Now how could I say no to that?? When the time came to head out for the countryside, Lynden and I made our way to the local Wal-Mart for a liter box, food and water bowl. Anything for our children right, LOL. His name is Smokey and he now has a home!

Today was great! Lynden rode with me for the first time in a while. We finished a small area, south of town and remained out until almost dark. The leaves are mostly gone, however, the ones that remain are brown and beautiful!

The sun was out and turned a rather cool afternoon into a wonderful array of color! Lynden took four or five very good shots before reclining his chair, putting on his earphones and listening to my MP3 player. As usual, he fell asleep, although, there is something wonderful about having him them. Though he is asleep, he looks so peaceful and happy riding through the countryside beside me! It reminds me of taking trips through the same country with my grandfather, when I was his age.

The time change here, I must admit had me completely confused. Today began daylight savings time and, even now, sitting here, I feel as though it is bedtime instead of early evening! It closed our time in the field early but it remained an afternoon I will remember and cherish!

There is some exciting news coming soon about my writing and my photo books. I want so badly to let you in on it right now, but since some situations have just been put into place and it will be a month or two before these new “things” see light. I do hope you will stay in touch for it!

I have my new P.O. Box and look forward to hearing from you!

Imaginary Fox

P.O. Box 134

Bridgeport, IL. 62417

I will have the internet back in my home before Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) and will be given my site a long overdue update. I thank you very much for your patience and for sticking in there with me over the last few months. Until next Sunday, LIVE WITH PASSION!

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