Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
I find it funny that I no longer post very often here on DA but I will still check in and every time I do I check for a note from a girl I thought I loved.
She no longer even has a profile here.
Not sure if it's habit, curiosity or hope. :)
I have written this journal so many times. I was always afraid that I was going to wake up tomorrow and it wouldnt be true.
But it is true. It's been true for weeks for months almost now. I am happy.
Happiness born of an almost intrinsic belief in the control I exercise over my life and my happiness.
The knowledge that happiness is not something to be found but a choice we make every day.
I think I finally see now that perfection is inherently imperfect that we have to find perfection in the imperfect.
My portrait project has been quite simply life changing. More than I could have hoped for, the people I have met have have had a profo
What's different this time is I am traveling alone and the only object is to find inspiration in strangers and strange places.
Lately I have been traveling quite extensively through the western United States.
Now its time head east!
I want to photograph nearly everyone I meet, create a catalog of faces and find one person each day to profile.
I feel that there is so much beauty in this world and if I could stand back and take it all in at once it would make my heart burst. I want to find little pieces of that beauty in the people I meet, and record it. I am in love with that beauty with that discovery, the epiphany of letting go, stop tr