la vie est belle! Why are you chained?

Not everybody who’s doing good has a hidden agenda !

I have been thinking for the last few days and reminding myself over and over not to make things difficult and to move myself away from difficulties! I mean when you watch something as sweet as this , you wonder !  Why can we learn from animals the simple joy of just being!

Being in the moment! Enjoying the moment ! Accepting the simple pleasures!

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.Robert Frost

I don’t want to be around people who’s only devotion is to their wishbone.  I feel I’m at a point where I need to put my fences up and as Frost says “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up”  .. I want you to feel open and free ..Not chained !  I want you to see the beauty and the simple pleasures that are out there .. 

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain


what is to prove when you keep battling the past ..It seems the ones who are in constant battles with the past never see the present !

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver


“I have forgiven mistakes that were indeed almost unforgivable. I’ve tried to replace people who were irreplaceable and tried to forget those who were unforgettable. I’ve acted on impulse, have been disappointed by people when I thought that… this could never be possible. But I have also disappointed those who I love. I have laughed at inappropriate occasions. I’ve made friends that are now friends for life.
I’ve screamed and jumped for joy. I’ve loved and I’ve been loved. But I have also been rejected, and I have been loved without loving the person back. I’ve lived for love alone and made vows of eternal love. I’ve had my heart broken many, many times! I’ve cried while listening to music and looking at old pictures. I’ve called someone just to hear their voice on the other side. I have fallen in love with a smile. At times, I thought I would die because I missed someone so much. At other times, I felt very afraid that I might lose someone very special (which ended up happening anyway).

~ Charlie Chaplin

But I have lived! And I still continue living everyday. I’m not just passing through life…and you shouldn’t either. Live! The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant. 







what else can you do ?

As she walked into my studio to be photographed , I immediately knew my assistant has made the wrong choice by hiring someone like her !

She was indeed tall , as tall as a small ladder.  And she had the perfect size to look good in the clothes picked for the shoot. Her face to the general audience would be considered as pretty. She didn’t have the best mouth and teeth but they could have been fixed in photoshop. What she lacked was a presence ! She lacked it ! It felt she didn’t exist. It felt if I put these clothes on her she would only pass as a dead spider with real skinny legs . I wanted someone a tad less than the clothes, only a tad less than the personality of the designer clothes waiting to shine, never mind I needed a paycheck too ! But she was only good for something mediocre otherwise the clothes we had in the studio would eat her alive..I wasn’t looking for Versushka , no one is Verushka! But I wanted something else ! I wanted a happier face ..One that would complete my shoot! She wasn’t happy!

I photographed her but not in the same shoot !