A personal piece partially inspired by an experience in Parque Tayrona, Colombia on the Caribbean Sea, while staying in an isolated hut with family. The sea was rough there and one night a sailboat pulled into the small bay near our location, probably to wait out the wilder waves beyond. After being on that sea in a rickety fishing boat we knew first hand the terrifying power of nature.
All around was dark save for our own lights and the boat’s bobbing light in the distance. I can still see it clearly before me and the thought coupled with this vision remains as crisp. .
What’s the story of this boat, who are these people and what is it like to sail those rough waters out there? It was a mysterious sensation being in a dark wilderness area and that far off light somehow gave comfort. Just knowing they were there also looking for a peaceful place to stay connected us for a moment in time.
For that one night we were neighbors. In our lives, we need these lights and we need to be these lights. It doesn’t matter the cultural divide, we are breathing the same air so we are neighbors. How can I say that amidst tragedy and raging wars? There is so much unrest between people, not everyone has a pure intention, we can’t trust everybody, but we also can’t let fear build walls too high to bridge. .
Move cautiously through the world but don’t let the world steal your light.
Sorting through all this lovely hand picked lavender from @hitchinlavender farm. Some will go into vases around the house, some in bags. But what I really can't wait to do is infuse them in some oil to make some lovely balms and creams in time for winter 💜
אני לומדת להרפות.
לשחרר את מה שמכווץ,
לשחרר את הראש מהביקורת העצמית,
לשחרר את השיריון העבה, החזק, האיתן
שבניתי קשקש קשקש בו במסירות כבר שנים
להרפות ממחשבות מאכלות
להרפות את הבטן .
הגל הזה שוטף אותי
מציף, מחלחל, גואה ונשבר .
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צילום: אני #2015