I love synchronicity.

My photography show opening was last Friday, and I had several loose prints of my work out for sale, in addition to all of the framed work. A woman expressed interest in this photo that was on the table. It turned out that Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is a favorite of her friend, so she felt compelled to purchase the image.

When I first saw this sticker last year, I felt just as compelled to shoot it. “Stay gold Ponyboy” kept running through my head. I’ve come back to it a few times, capturing it in medium format and 35mm. This version was shot with a Canon EOS 1v.

Three people connected by a single image made for a pretty nice point in time that night. Thank you to whoever put that sticker out there for people to find so all this could happen.

Here’s the poem that Frost wrote back in 1923:

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.