Andrew Photography | Mount Reiner, MD 2014
Nobody seems to like a dirty girl, yet I love the dirt—It has such a grounding effect on me. Cleaning up feels good too. Ahh, Balance. I’m a free bird warrior at heart. Soiled. Alive and Happy. Lite. Light. Unfiltered. A coming up from underneath. Growing. Cleansing. There’s no room for fear in my life, yet it comes—The implosion. When I encounter it, the lioness awakens. Screaming back: ‘Fuck this shit!’ I am not wrong. I am not bad. I don’t want to hurt anyone. My heart is good, my intent sincere. There’s a sweetness within. Gentle yet strong. Is it peace I want? I think not. I want to experience the fullness. Not overflowing. Balance. What do I want? What do I want? I stand strong in my quest.
p.s. Andrew you are amazing! The presence you bring to my life is so grounding, rational, restrained….I see you waking up and coming out, breaking free. I see a mirror in you. I love watching you grow. Two ends of the spectrum coming together, co-creating. A fellow peaceful warrior. You bring love and balance into my life. Grateful to call you friend. A damn good one. You are truly amazing as you are.
Evening sky from my front door (unedited)
The cricket sang,
And set the sun,
And workmen finished, one by one,
Their seam the day upon.
The low grass loaded with the dew,
The twilight stood as strangers do
With hat in hand, polite and new,
To stay as if, or go.
A vastness, as a neighbor, came,
A wisdom without face or name,
A peace, as hemispheres at home,
And so the night became.
— Emily Dickinson