visual rewind

Poking around in my image files I've decided to start sharing some of them sporadically with the stories that go along with them.  A visual rewind?

There isn't a specific story that goes along with these images, I just liked them today because they remind me of a time in my life when I was figuring out what was most important to me.  Far from home and feeling very spoiled for my secure place in the world, I was struggling with my career choice.  How could I feel good about going home after seeing so much need in the world and doing something so frivolous?

I've fought that inner battle with myself ever since then and do my best to not get caught up in the materialistic side of the industry and keep my intentions as pure as possible.  On the wonderful flip side there is the satisfaction of making a space feel comfortable and safe.  Creating something that can be called home is much more than frivolous.  It makes my soul smile.  We all need that feeling of coming home.  
Seeing these people with furniture on their scooter gave me the idea that no matter where we are we need beauty in our lives, and that's what I do.  A tiny contribution, but it's what I can do right now.

...an unfinished thought because I could ramble in this vein awhile.
{Colombia 2009}

1 comment:

  1. Keep the struggle. It's a part of what keeps us human. Thanks for more inspiring images and uplifting ideas.