A variety of energies have been put out into the atmosphere this year and, for a while, it seemed to me that these energies were all too consuming like some sort of rampant contagion. Jabs at the human mind and spirit. I felt the universe was swelling with tension and everyone was affected in way or another. Living in the Bay Area specifically, it feels like I am in some paradoxical paradise where every day bares a new obstacle to overcome yet every night has the potential to be the best night of your life. It’s become clear that while all of these victories and failures are just a part of getting by and growing old, they are not really anything without the connection to someone else and I am convinced that these connections could be the answer to the world’s problems. Love, empathy, awareness- these are the things that lead you to a soul. Whether it be one of someone close to you or even your own, these facets of social cognition are vital more so than ever if we want to thrive as individuals. The people and passions I engulf my life in are my path.
It has been some funky year. The last couple of months for me were met with mixed emotions but, overall, I feel as though my mind has caught up with the rest of me; Paving more of the path that will lead me to my complete self and to a deeper connection with others.
The images in this post have been taken in these past few months of wonder- amalgamations of stoney memories in black and white. As we make our way into a new season and eventually gear up for a new year, I am recognizing the value in all of my interactions and I’m feeling filthy rich.