Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we're from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.
I spent approximately six hours walking around in Munich one day this past week trying to find locations to get in a few shots for one of two projects I am working on this semester; this project is entitled "Glauben"*. The majority of my scouring took place in breathtaking churches located through out downtown Munich. The cathedral in the picture below was the last one I visited that day.
I almost skipped going to this beautiful place. Since it was the end of the day, I was already near a metro station - tired, feet hurt and was chilled to the bone after so many hours outside, but I had this feeling that I wasn't fully satisfied with all the photos I had taken. I wasn't satiated.
Boy, was I glad I didn't go home. Even though I started my search right at daylight all of the cathedrals already had individuals there - either tourists taking in the sights or believers spending quite time praying and contemplating...all of the churches except for this one. As I walked in this peaceful space was filled with a soft yet powerful sound of the organ. The organ, as in most cathedrals I've seen, was massive and located in the back of the church on a balcony and took up most of the length of the wall. However since it was located were it was I never saw the person who was playing.
I recognized what a great opportunity it was to have this peaceful serene moment and savoured every second of it, just sitting on the steps and in the pews in this massive work of art.
Recognize the moments when they present themselves. Savour each precious second. Life is short. You never know when those next moments will come again.
*Glauben is a German word which translates to belief in English.
I knew from the moment we met that it'd be a lasting friendship. Kindred spirits. It was as if we had always known each other. Like family. My dear friend Madalena of my personal coffee break. When she's not busy running her own company, she is out exploring new places, jogging or enjoying a great cup of joe. I am sure you will adore her as much as I do. Please take a moment to check out her "Perfect Timing" photo from this week: "bumming around".