I used to make a daily pilgrimage to my mailbox with a little hint of anticipation.
The brief walk from my front door to the edge of the street would often get me thinking about what magic might lurk in that black metal container.
Every freelancer does a little happy dance when there’s a check in the day’s mail but now those payments come in the form of electronic transfers. On the flip side, there’s never a bill in the stack thanks to online autopay.
What I’m left with mostly is junk which means that I find myself skipping multiple days without checking the box.
But once in a while, something wonderful will show up. In this case, it’s a carefully hand-lettered envelope by an adman that can still wield a pen with a skill level that other artists notice.
David Wojtyla calls himself the luckiest man in advertising. I completely understand why.
I’m pretty lucky too.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.