My name is Eric Sutton,
I have a deep appreciation for the natural world,
especially the mountains and the more remote areas.
The world is an absolute work of art,
I am reminded of this by living where I live, and by travelling,
or by going outside at night and just looking up.
In this fast paced society, I take the time to do these things,
and that keeps an artful view at the forefront of who I am and what I do.
There is so much more to life than anyone ever has imagined.
I expect there is more than everyone even can imagine,
and that is much of what makes it so worthwhile.
I also enjoy movies, and restaurants, books, the convenience of smart phones,
and so many other technological aspects of our world.
I just refuse to leave what might be considered old fashioned
things behind because they bring so much richness to my existence.
I strive to keep priorities straight in my life.
When I struggle with a decision,
I imagine it from the perspective of laying in my deathbed.
From there I don’t say things like, ” I should have spent less time with my wife and kids
to make more money”.
From that bed, I am glad I tried so hard at life, did so much, stayed so curious,
did what I could just because I was able to.
Being proud of my life at the end of it, is the noblest goal I can imagine reaching.
That is how I raise my kids, climb rocks, build furniture, follow my passions……….
I will continue to grow and be changed by the world,
but I expect to maintain and build on this philosophy in the midst of that.
Wish me luck.