Hola! I’m David Aiello (pronounced ay-low), the content curator here at Triangle Love Affair. I established this blog as a channel to document a few of my passions, namely traveling, writing and photography. Here I write about my travel experiences and other topics, post images, and provide inspiration and insight on travel destinations.
What Makes David Happy?
I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, a city of hardy residents with a strong work ethic. Looking back, I was never aggressively taught to pursue what really made me happy. Hard work was expected. Everything around me, family, friends, the neighborhood, the community reinforced the notion that I was to go to school, get a job, get married, spawn more laborers, die. Mission complete! Well done! I too played it safe!
I tried selling my labor to some of the most recognized brands in the world including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Intel, Kodak and Nike. However, from day one, my gut was pleading with me that this was not where I should be. The work I performed was not fulfilling, it was slowly suffocating my soul. But it was comfortable, it was safe. But okay is not thrilling, it isn’t passion, it’s not life changing or unforgettable. To paraphrase Woody Allen, “Metabolically, it was not my rhythm.”
A Personal Metamorphosis is Underway
But no more! I’ve adopted the role of corporate-refugee and creative soul, living in Portland, Oregon. I walked away from being “okay.” It took me a half-century to build the courage to follow what really gets me jazzed. This means creating. It means traveling, capturing images and writing – my Triangle Love Affair! In my spare time I also like pretending I am the Hercules of the rock and roll bass guitar! But that’s another story!
I hope you enjoy what you find here. Please let me know!
Take a Look and Listen to Some of My Other Work
Photography… As you’ve probably guessed, I like to take photographs. I’ve made available a number of my images for sale. Please take a look.
Music… I mentioned earlier I play the bass guitar. No better mind exercise than playing music! Have a listen to some of my work (warning: I’m still a punk at heart).!