traveling far to find what's close ... a love story

I know you've all heard it before, but I will say it again- she is my most perfect muse. Leave it to me to travel to Zion National Park to reconnect with my most perfect muse.

Yes I took pictures of the surroundings and yes I was awestricken by the beauty of it all but what really struck me with awe is how much this woman loves and understands me. Prior to this working vacation I was ugly- I mean downright evil, not quasai-evil, not the diet coke of evil but the Jolt of evil. The stress of every day life and a few health issues just wore heavily on me. Kimberly gave me my space and let me be for as long as she could, waiting for me to pull myself out. As we all know sometimes we are so caught up in it that until someone tells you to reach up, we don't see the light at the end of it. She suggested a little road trip and while traveling the 2.5 hrs from Vegas to Zion we had a talk- she let me know how much my evilness was effecting her and it cut me like a knife.

No need to perpetuate the drama so we'll now fast-forward to this series of captures. What you see below is how I see Kimberly, for her amazing smile, for all of her beautiful flaws, and for her utterly unexpurgated love for me. She centers me, allows me to be the Michael I am without letting me slide into the Michael I once was. We are two against the world and she is my ... most perfect muse. 

Nikon D300s w/ Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 - available light