“We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time.
When we hesitate in being direct, we unknowingly slip something on, some added layer of protection that keeps us from feeling the world, and often that thin covering is the beginning of a loneliness which, if not put down, diminishes our chances of joy.
It’s like wearing gloves every time we touch something, and then, forgetting we chose to put them on, we complain that nothing feels quite real.
Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves so that the doorknob feels cold and the car handle feels wet and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being, soft and unrepeatable.”
|Mark Nepo |
Birds were singing. The sun was shining through tree branches. Julija was smiling and collecting flowers. Little miracle was moving in the belly. The Love was all around. And it was an amazing couple of hours being together.
I am always grateful to take photos of familiar faces. . . the ones who already had a photosession with me. It’s nice to see how life has changed and how they grow. . . Grow into a family.