“I want to unfold.
I don’t want to be folded anywhere,
because where I am folded,
there I am a lie.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
I’ve always felt an uncomfortable truth in these words. It’s just sometimes easier to stay folded, small, creased in the same, familiar way you’ve become accustomed to. Meanwhile, an entire universe is waiting for you to lift your head. Where might you end up if you didn’t have to stay where you are?
I’m on my way to finding out the answer to that, and embarking on a surprising new path. I’m going back to school this fall, to earn a bachelor’s and (I hope!) discover where my path wants to wander. This wasn’t at all what I was expecting in my near future! However, I believe this is the right time to ask unexpected questions, meet new friends. For so long, I’ve felt alone in my journey of writing and art. But loneliness–sometimes–is a matter of choice, of holding back.
It’s time to unfurl some petals to a bright new sun.
I took the featured photo with my X-Pro2 and vintage Takumar macro lens. I liked the bright but soft colors in the default Provia setting! Please visit my page to purchase a print or other products, or you can find this photo for licensing or download here.