In my little coffee shop in Zionsville, I hear a lot of stories. I love a good story. I love stories so much that I quickly lose interest in things without them. Mrs. Darrin’s Coffee thinks that I’m just too intense. I think that the value and those things that make life sweet are because of the story. Well maybe Mrs. D is right, just a bit. But don’t let her know I said that!
I have a friend, Chris Bucher, he’s a photographer. Actually he’s a pretty amazing photographer. But as much as he’s an amazing photogroapher, he’s even a better dude. He’s the kind of guy, well actually IS a guy that shoveled in front of my shop when there was a pretty heavy snow and 8 below outside. Its cool when you know a photographeriuI like pictures because when you capture a moment with a picture, you’re allowing the world to see things through your eyes, if just for a brief moment. How cool is that? Well back to Chris. Shortly after I opened, Chris came into the shop and said, “Hey D, I brought you something to put on the wall.” It was the picture of a young kid, a boxer in the making that had the kind of look in his eyes that said, “Even if you knock me down. I’m going to put you in a world of hurt when you do it.” I could relate to that kid in so many ways. I think that when it was just me and occasionally Vikki, or Mrs. D and the kids, and then Liz, that little dude was our inspiration. If that’s what Chris was shooting for (no pun intended), then it worked. He was able to tell a story that inspired with a picture. That’s an amazing talent. I like pictures because when you capture a moment with a picture, you’re allowing the world to see things through your eyes, if just for a brief moment. How cool is that?
I bumped into Chris a couple of times at the grocery store and begged him for another picture to put in the 98 S. Main Street store. If you could imagine how surprised I was when Chris showed up with a FEW pictures, I bet that picture would’ve been full of colorful similes and metaphors, to say the least. Check out the video as Chris, a pretty amazing dude, tells us about his pieces that he brought to hang on the wall. Thank you so much Chris. You’re a cool cat.