"I, myself, am strange & unusual." Sneak peak at film from this morning’s Lydia Deetz inspired shoot.
Model - Sara Hiromi
Styling - SoulRebelVintage
HMUA - Kristi Drake
Being kind and delicate are definitely two qualities which I admire most , in this strange world.
Today, in the brief 30 minutes before leaving work, I felt a moment of clarity.
A coworker and myself, held the delicate, hand of a patient who doesn’t have much longer to live. I could see the glare in his eyes.. a distant-shimmer of what his life has been , the wrinkled skin from many labored days in the sweltering sun, and the sweet, divine, innocence of his entire lingering being.. just drifting away from this world he, so well has had the chance to know.
While I am on one hand: a complete baby and full of worlds of emotions - on the verge of tears.. I on the other hand felt a minute of peace and happiness in knowing that his life was his own. It was long and it was full. & it was his own.
I think sometimes we all take life too seriously, myself certainly included. We get overwhelmed by work, bills and debt, places to be, errands to run, things I think I should be accomplishing, thinking we are supposed to be living on this timeline that isn’t even real.
What in fact matters however, are the moments in general. The people we love, the people we meet in between, the embraces we share with one another, the lessons we learn, the times we work so hard only to fail, then the following moments when we realize life goes on and we laugh at ourselves for our silly shortcomings.
We should all try to breathe a little deeper, love a little harder, try hard, fail harder, and when all is said and done.. keep going. Our lives are made up of minutes that are literally ticking by.. until one day (hopefully) we are elderly.. and those minutes falling down turn into bum knees, those pieces of broken heart turn into pieces of a put-back-together pile of heart art, and the people we have had the pleasure of spending precious moments with are the everlasting glimmers in our eyes during our final hours.
I rest easy today.. knowing I will certainly never be perfect, but what I do have.. at this moment in time.. is a fleeting glimpse of life. A life that is my own, a life that I am lucky enough to be living during certainly, interesting times. I have people I love and care about. I have life.
I have minutes… tiny minutes.. that will build up into the story I will hold onto dearly during the final moments of my time in this human form which I am luckily granted to exist here in.. with you all , together.
So rest easy today.. Live out your minutes.. Embrace the people you love and the life you are living.. just that much harder.. because after all - you are lucky enough to have them.. at this very, fleeting, moment in time.
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
Amidst all our lives.. we find moments that leave us literally - speechless.
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