Julian Ray Photography

Beatin' The Heat

Yesterday the temp hit 43.

Hot.

I was trying to shoot some industrial machinery for a client.

Hot.

Nothing was working.

Hot.

In talking to my amazing assistant and good friend Myo about the heat one thing became clear. It was too hot to talk about it. It was too hot to work anymore. It was too hot to do much of anything, but……

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“When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.”
—Tom Hodgkinson

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“No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.”
—Carrie Snow

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“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.”
—Marcel Proust

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“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
—Jack Kerouac

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“Our dreaming capacity gives us a peep into the glorious realities that await us further on. It is the evidence of things possible to us.”
—Orison Swett Marden

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“A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.”
—Brian Williams

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“Dreams are necessary to life.”
—Anais Nin

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“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
—Langston Hughes

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“Sleep is the best meditation.”
—Dalai Lama

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“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
—Leonardo da Vinci

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“Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.”
—Edgar Cayce

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
—Harriet Tubman

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Myo Myo on the set a few weeks ago practicing what he preaches.


I look forward to seeing you out there…. after a good nap and the heat lets off for the day.

Thank you,

Julian Ray
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