Those sunbeams though. ❤
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There are a lot of stumbling blocks in our lives, reasons we feel fear, or sadness, or anger…but it is also within our power to choose life. We can choose to moderate our fears with reason. We can choose to accept the sadness, and move past it. We can quench most anger with discussion, compromise and forgiveness. We can choose to embrace the good.
While these things start as choices, embraced by both heart and mind, they are more than just an adopted philosophy. To truly live fully, your thoughts must be reflected in your actions. Say yes to adventure. Create memories. Vocalize your love for the people you care about. Open your heart to the people you have just met. Be willing to listen to another person’s story, and try to understand their perspective. Choose empathy – there is only one race, and we are all in this together. Have an enthusiasm for life that shows in every aspect of your world.
For me, choosing to live and seeking adventure started years ago with deciding that I was worthy, I was good enough, and damnit, if other people could find a way to bring their dreams to life, well, “Why not me?” Since that moment, when I opened my heart to possibilities, I have been lucky enough to see the beauty in both the countries and cultures of the world (like Northern Ireland, above), to face intimidating challenges head-on and to meet some truly incredible individuals who have reinforced my belief that most people are fundamentally good. My life has been immeasurably enriched by my willingness to live.
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One of the alternate titles for this shot is: “Mist Connections”
Your soft shadow drew me in. Your rough, indomitable exterior held my attention, for what felt like years, as I carefully soaked up every detail of you with my eyes. You coyly tried to hide behind a thin veil of fog, as if you knew what I did…that this was love at first sight. But not a simple, effortless love. No. This was going to be heated, passionate, make you scream “I fucking love you!” kind of love.
Suddenly, the light hit you, like a sign from the heavens, in the most beautiful way, and I had to capture this moment. It was the only way I’d have you forever. Soon, I’d have to leave for the next location, where I would inevitably fall in love all over again, with someone (thing/subject) else I couldn’t have.
But we will always have this moment. And it will be perfect.
Okay, but in all seriousness, this is Corfe Castle in Southern England and it’s part of their National Trust system. It’s a lovely spot, which I did thoroughly enjoy visiting. Probably a little too much, since we got wrapped up in shooting here and were late for our ticket time at Stonehenge (and had to beg to be let in. haha You can’t take a photographer anywhere….)
Worth it though!