Friday, September 21, 2012


“Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”― Anaïs Nin

Ordinary life tamps me down. Life filled with compromised immune systems, human limitations, disappointments, disillusionment, responsibilities, and obligations strangles the flow of selfLESSness. The battle between self and serving others rages with ferocity. 

It's not about me. It is NOT about me. 

So I shake my fist at the image in the mirror who says life is about serving ME. 

When ordinary life shackles me I escape by searching for the ones who question their existence. I tell them they matter. 

I escape by looking for those who serve others despite their exhaustion. I send them a verse as a reminder that their songs are being sung. 

I escape by honing on the broken-hearted and defeated. I provide hope illuminated in my photos. 

No more walls of self-imprisonment. 

It's not about me.