I have this impression that my posterity will want to know me, and as I've tried and failed in the past to keep a written account of my life, I've come to find peace in that, a photograph (Hello Instagram, I love you), a painting, my travel journals, a recipe I've written down, or even my books of to-do lists will offer up a part of me, just as keeping a diary would, as long as I live and do these things with intention and gusto, and FEELING.
My very first painting was of a giant red heart with two huge eyes, I suppose I've always loved FEELING. Do you know what I mean when I say that? The word 'feeling' embodies so many definitions for me.
It means entering that space of creative energy and flow where time goes by as you write, or paint, or photograph, or meditate or cook and you aren't aware of time, time is relative. It also means the vibes of jubilation you get when you blast Michael Jackson "Can you feel it" and sing along as loud as you can on your commute home. Yes Michael, I can "feel" it!
It's also being present.
What I love most about FEELING is when I let it wash over me without wanting or needing to numb it, even when that FEELING is grief, loss of hope, anger, anxiety, etc. That is when powerful things happen. That is when I learn of myself and my strengths and weaknesses and I use them to live Intentionally and creatively.
feeling, is why I am me, and why I love me, and why I make things, everything. and why I love people, and relationships and connections and the up's and ALSO the down's.
Now on to why I love Candice, of Ivy and Tweed Photography. She also loves to feel. and to keep a journal through photographs, and to live intentionally. We just vibe ok, cool.
Thank you Candice for capturing it all! Luvs.