Places : Lusaka, Zambia
The oldest daughter is often left to raise the household when parents are gone. The amount of responsibility these young women have is astounding. Can you imagine walking out your door for work, leaving your 8 year old daughter to care for all your children til dinner time? I’m 28 & can barely watch my niece & nephews for 30 minutes without feeling overwhelmed! In many of these places, they just don’t have a choice.
I recently spent some time in Nashville with this guy. Cale is an exceptional Director and Cinematographer whose passion and gift for creating films that make a difference is beyond me.
We sat and drank coffee as I listened to his dreams, and what he would do if he had no limitations. He told me about his travels and the depths he’s gone to feel his soul, all the while experiencing the emotions that comes with living a solitary life at times.
We talked about being artists and how scary it is to give your emotions life, when society, fear and insecurities can knock you down. We agreed with each other’s answers, that no matter what, we’d keep on going, cause it’s what rings louder than anything else inside our hearts.
He asked me questions that I didn’t know the answers to, and it brought to mind the importance of having someone in your life whose qualities and strengths are opposite yours. He showed me the project’s he’s working on, one of which is 5 years in the making. I was left speechless and excited to witness what the future has in store for him. It brought to my senses that knowing someone whose journey is similar to yours, someone you’re comfortable with and trust enough to share your ideas, is a gift worth holding on to.
We drove long winding roads in between tall green trees, listening to music with our arms flying out the window through the warm Southern air. I looked over at who was only a few days ago a stranger, and was reminded once again, that stepping to the edge of that cliff and out of your comfort zone, can be more rewarding than imaginable.
If we jump, we grow.
Honored by your words. Thank you so much for listening and letting me share my passion with you. Excited for things to come! Take that leap!
"What about when you get old?"
Tattooed Seniors answer the question.
This is perfect. I hate it when people ask me that stupid fucking question.
That grandma with the side piece that goes to her thigh was sexy as hell when she was young
That older lady is still sexy as hell! And don’t you forget that, dude.
und was wenn du alt bist? - dann seh ich viel besser aus als ihr spieeßer!
Every morning I wake up & every night I go to sleep thinking about my project Spark. It’s been on my mind every single day since I left The Mentawai almost 5 years ago. I am so close to getting it funded! If my friends in the jungle only knew how much they changed my life. Thinking of planning a trip back this summer, just to go.
This is our world.
The uprisings of Kiev, Ukraine. [x]
Wanted to say thanks for all the messages, comments, texts & calls. The support has been warm and appreciated. This was the 3rd death of a family member since Christmas & what has hurt the most is seeing my family in such pain. It’s not going to be an easy road to get back, but I do know my family is a resilient, strong bunch who loves each other beyond measure. I am grateful for them as I don’t think I’d make it without them. The one thing I know is that life is a flash & we only get one. Tomorrow isn’t promised so go out & earn this one. That’s how I will honor those I love most. Thank you all again. Words convey no justice to the amount of gratitude I feel.