Last winter, Joy and I made one of our rare visits to the movie theater to see the romantic comedy, PS, I Love You. I'm not sure if "comedy" is the right classification for the move, as those who have seen it will attest. But between the incessant sobs and sniffles, I suppose there was a good bit of laughter as well.
At any rate, as a side-bar to the primary story line, Holly Kennedy (played by Hillary Swank...who doesn't like her!) is a desperately creative soul, driven by wanderlust and passion. In one of the pivotal scenes of the film, Holly and Gerry, perfect strangers at this point, are walking along a beautiful road through the countryside of Ireland. Nervous conversation leads to philosophical discussion and Holly, in an effort to further explain herself, attempts to quote poet William Blake. She does a ridiculously insufficient job, but the result is something beautiful:
My business is to create...
All I know is if you don’t figure out something, you’ll just stay ordinary.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a work of art or a taco or a pair of socks, just create something new.
And there it is. It’s you.
Out in the world, outside of you.
You can look at it or hear it or read it or feel it. And all of a sudden you know a little bit more about you…a little bit more than anyone else does.
-Holly Kennedy, PS, I Love You
This afternoon we were excited when our dear friend and former wedding client, Annette, came up from Atlanta to put the finishing touches on our new studio gallery. Now every day we will be reminded to Just Create. I guess you could call it the "bow" on top of the package.
Equally exciting, on Thursday, from 6-9 pm, we are hosting a grand opening open house to celebrate with our special clients and community members for Cobblestone Rue. It's a come and go event, and we'd love to see you there. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have food, fun, and fabulous prizes provided by some of our favorite partners and downtown merchants.
The studio is in a storefront space located in the Southside District of downtown Chattanooga. The address is:
55 E Main St, #103
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Note to photographers: a special photographers-only open house is scheduled for October 13 @ 7pm. Visit, meet, network, and create new relationships with photographers from all over the country!