Anthony | Hyperion Espresso | Fredericksburg, Virginia | April 2018

Anthony | Hyperion Espresso | Fredericksburg, Virginia | April 2018

Anthony is an aspiring film maker. He was practicing with his new camera and brainstorming ideas for music videos. People who love photography are fast friends, and making his portrait felt effortless as we connected over our shared joy for photography.

Inspiration came my way today in many forms.

Thanks to Kim Manley Ort for sending this poem, Allow, by Danna Faulds.

There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado. Dam a
stream and it will create a new
channel. Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.
Allow, and grace will carry
you to higher ground. The only
safety lies in letting it all in –
the wild and the weak; fear,
fantasies, failures and success.
When loss rips off the doors of
the heart, or sadness veils your
vision with despair, practice
becomes simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go of your
known way of being, the whole
world is revealed to your new eyes.

"practice becomes simply bearing the truth"

Don't you just love this line? Encouragement and reassurance for what we do. Every. Day.