Here’s a weird mix of doing some football photography for my oldest child’s team and taking part in some odd photography assignments that are part of the course I’m co-teaching at VCU. There was enough random photos going on that I started a separate instagram account for it. I also managed to get blocked by instagram for using hashtags in a way that seemed robotic. That was eventually overturned but did remind me how much I dislike the service. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @twwoodward on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:23am PDT View this post on Instagram #phomag_hunt #groups A post shared by @ twwoodward on Aug 29, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT View this post on Instagram Jalapeño A post shared by @ twwoodward on Sep 7, 2019 at 6:02am PDT
I ended up talking to David on the bus from the Medical Campus to Monroe Park. We started off talking a bit about cameras. From there I found out David has six children. Four of those children are adopted. He believes strongly in trying to do good in the world and this is part of that effort. David’s a very devout Christian and referenced God repeatedly in our conversation. He did it in a way that seemed very natural. We talked a bit about how much children learn from their parents and their actions even when that isn’t the intent. David talked about how he teaches a course and on radiology transportation (his current occupation). He talks about starting the class focusing on making good choices and how, with that foundation, everything else can be learned in time. David’s brother died about a year ago in a car accident and was an organ donor. He was there when the hospital called his father to confirm the organ donation. His father couldn’t answer the question and gave the phone to David who agreed that all the organs should be donated except the eyes. “Because the eyes are the windows to the soul.” All in all, a pretty intense and wide-ranging conversation for a short bus ride.