Sometimes the lows feel like trenches and the highs like a grain of sand.
This is a quote that came to me yesterday, and it really hit home in this moment. On this rollercoaster of life, just as I am about to rise, I plunge even deeper into my own shadow. I’m in a space where it’s hard to remind myself that this, too, shall pass as I dance within these moments that truly make me appreciate the light.
Love doesn’t have to look a certain way. I’m going to repeat that: love doesn’t have to look a certain way. When we are born onto the canvas of the universe, we understand that we are all that canvas. We go through life acquiring different splotches of reality, of ourselves. And once we grow older, we forget that we are ultimately still the same blank canvas. The only difference being that we have all these emotions and experiences to color our understanding of the world in this moment. How we interact with love is dependent on the splotches of reality we choose to paint our life story with.
Behind the Photo: Nature is a balancing dance between movement and stability. The green earth symbolizes foundation, while the blue water is constantly flowing and changing. In this state of unity, Mother Earth is whole.
As humans, it is in our nature to be on a perpetual scavenger hunt towards happiness through external achievement, whether personal or professional. Our Western world glorifies doing more, working harder, and smiling even when we want to curl up in a ball. There is this societal expectation to always be “on.”
Welcome lovely humans to my very first installation of Good Vibes, a photo series with the mission of spreading positivity and gratitude. I aim to capture moments and experiences in my photos and to start dedicating those stories to others who have positively influenced my life.