11.19.2008

My Favourite Photo

This photo is of my Grandpa and Grandma Owens, taken in 1938 in the northern mining town of Goldfields, Sk. Grandpa had just come out of the gold mine and was met by his new bride. Life was hard, simple.... minimalist.
I have always known that much of my inspiration in life has come from my heritage but this photo says it best. Hard and happy.
Life is very different now, compared to back then and I can't say I want to become a miner but, it does show a certain ideal that today I have to fight to achieve when back then there wasn't an option.