by Skip Cohen
One cure for the pandemic blues is a trip down Memory Lane. Going off in search of old photographs always makes me smile. And these days you don't have to turn the clock back very far to get to the good old days.
It's 2009 at PPE and my first convention after leaving RF Publishing and WPPI. That's me, Tony Corbell and Nick Vedros in the always popular Vedros superhero pose. It was a great convention, and Sheila's first really big introduction to the industry.
But the best part was being in NYC with nothing to do but play tourist. We walked the show, caught up to so many good friends, and then snuck out to see New York. Think about all the conventions you've ever been to - rarely is there time just to enjoy the sights.
Times Square at night, the top of the Empire State Building, walking Fifth Avenue, a carriage ride through Central Park - you name it, we were tourists! We had a blast because it was my first time in New York for several days with minimal business to do.
Take the time to take your own trip down Memory Lane. Look for those moments that make you smile, and then be as patient as you can - memory-making days aren't over, just buried under today's stress in dealing with the new norm.
Happy Throwback Thursday!
In Javits with Matthew Jordan Smith and out on the streets of NYC with Tony!
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