Meet Robert Mccormack.
We were delighted to meet Robert at his beautiful home in Palm Springs. He graciously gave us a tour of the yard and after talking about how beautiful it is to share joy with the world, and living life to the fullest… the jumping began all around his yard, this one is the front of his house.
– Side note – Joe (volunteering to help me with the photoshoots) and I were stunned when Robert told us his age… he looks at least 15 years younger and boy can he jump! –
Read on to get to know Robert a little, so when you see him around Palm Springs, you can say, hello 🙂
Q: What inspires you to want to jump for joy?
A: I feel that our source is all about love. When we express love in our everyday dealings with others it comes back to us fullfold.
Q: What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A: It was a pleasant experience. I was very comfortable working with Eyoalha during that shoot.
Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A: I have no time for the “woe is me” syndrome. I live each day in its fullness.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life? Why?
A: Music. It enables me to express the beauty of this journey we call life.
Q: What does it mean to be part of the Coachella Valley community and be part of a project that promotes joy?
A: I am really blessed to live here in the Coachella Valley where there are ample opportunities for me to experience as a gay man.
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A: Bring peace to displace all the hatred and discontent. In my connections I strive to promote peace and joy as a I connect with others.
Q: What are you working on?
A: A web page about the vibrant little community in which I grew up which is now almost non existent.
Q: Mini bio, something special you’d like to share.
A: I’m a transplant from Maryland (Suburb of DC) where I taught school for 28 years in Montgomery County, MD. After my second visit to Palm Springs I made a phone call back east, listed my house and three months later headed for Palm Springs in a Ryder truck. I taught at Palm Springs High School for a few years. I’m where I’m supposed to be. Life is good.
Connect with Robert on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gr8desertguy
Thank you Robert, for sharing your joy!
Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org