THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley



The last night of work this week is upon me. Always a good feeling and it was a very productive week so a sense of accomplishment is felt. And that is important. Something I haven’t felt as much in recent years of my profession but something I hope to get back to in many ways.

I was also thinking about tomorrow and then kind of had a revelation of sorts. With what is going on now and how much more frightening it could be if some of those numbers of people are throwing out who may parish I’m sure it’s gotten a lot of people thinking about tomorrow in a much different way than they might have at the turn of the year.

I started to think about tomorrow differently when just over a decade ago a doctor called me and told me to get to UMMC that he had made an appointment for me later that day to be seen for cancer. I thought about how many tomorrows I had from that point on. Yes after time I started to focus less on it but another cancer several years later was another wake-up call.

Yes, I live for today but I think about tomorrow. Because I never finish all I would like to each day I think about all the possibilities of tomorrow and I get excited and get moving on it better.

Now everyone (well for the most part) is thinking about tomorrow. Will family stay safe, will they stay safe. You see those stresses in people. But you also see some very strong and positive things happening. People pulling together. People focusing on their families. People learning to make do with less and doing fine. People looking forward to a more pleasant tomorrow in the future.

Saturday morning 7/30/2016. I was just returning from a ride down New Cut Road and had just made the turn next to the Phonenix Restaurant onto Main Street. Had the top down so just held up the old Kodak and snapped this. Later this day the flood-hit and the street looked like this. Tomorrow was never the same for a lot of the people along this street. Photo by Mike Hartley
I hope everyone’s tomorrow is a healthy one.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m tired, really tired.
  • I can’t remember any thoughts because work has been so busy.
  • I do know that I’m going to see tomorrow because I’m always up past midnight.
  • I loved the first family meeting via Zoom this evening.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

3 thoughts on “Tomorrow

  1. The video from 2016 still makes me panic. And my cards are still flowing down Main Street at 3:22. Stay safe in the pandemic disaster, Mike!

    • I’m sorry to bring those memories back to you. When I saw that photo in my library and recoginized the date that I shot it I thought it was kind of like today. The calm before the storm. I hope you and your family are also safe and stay healthy and in touch.

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