I don't know what it is about this place but it always makes me feel at peace and relaxed. It's not even my farm or a place I grew up going to. Maybe I like it so much because there isn't any cell phone service so I'm forced to be disconnected or maybe it's because of all the memories I have here are with close friends. Over the past year I have been beyond privileged to call it one of my favorite places. Last weekend I got to experience it once again and though I didn't catch any fish in the pond or shoot a clay pigeon, I still treasured each second because I was with people I love.
In college, and this senior year specifically, I have discovered a lot about myself and what I value in relationships. One realization I have had is that it doesn't always matter what you are doing or what you bring to the table. Sometimes the best thing is to simply be a presence in someone's life. And while I'm not trying to justify my lack of fishing or shooting abilities (though increasing my skill in those areas would be nice), I have simply learned that it doesn't always matter what you can do or say or even offer a person. Sometimes just being there for a friend is what is needed most.
But enough of the deep stuff or I'll start crying. Let's save that for May.
Here are some shots from The Farm.