if i could, i would play the final month of college and week or so since graduating on a loop forever – lots of lasts with a few firsts – but for now i’ll snap as many pics as possible in hopes of remembering it all later on.
i’ve been doing some heavy duty soul-searching lately (comes with the diploma, right?) and have found myself clinging to quotes, speeches, lyrics, anything that is not only eloquent but soothes the qualms i have about what happens next. people have an inexplicable need to articulate the thoughts + feelings that accompany transition and i am no different. so far i’ve heard several commencement speeches, read many facebook statuses, and received congrats cards from family, all of which are peppered with phrases by those who seem to say it better than we ever could hope to.
for me, the wise words of someone else are sometimes just the reminder i need to celebrate where i am today, to believe that the best is yet to come, to move forward with integrity. it’s a little unclear where to go from here but i’m confident it will be an adventure – a challenge to embrace surroundings and situations that are beyond my immediate control, under the parasol of familiarity. to trust the story i’m creating.
last weekend, i picked up a pen (note: not typed on a keyboard!) and wrote, crafting run-on sentences of cold beer and fresh perspective and long, late nights that only ended when the sun began to rise. and although there were a few rough paragraphs – punctuated by the tiny pinprick of sadness that surfaces with nostalgia – the story was unmatched because it finally felt like a first chapter instead of an epilogue. deeply grateful for what’s passed and eager + excited to see what’s to come.
all in on filmography, an on-going project that recreates scenes from movies in their real, present-day locations. photographer christopher maloney offers these as prints for purchase… tempted to buy one of the more old school, classic scenes since the set now is so different than then. what a cool idea!
catching up on a week’s worth of internet as a distraction from the mounds of books, clothing, etc. surrounding me that need sorting and the brand new diploma on my desk… in. denial. anyways, these illustrations by cape town artist katrin coetzer are from a series called ‘honeymoon‘ in which coetzer explores the “forged connection between her inner world and the geographical spaces she visits – real, imaginary and remembered. honeymoon further references a waning sweetness and suggests the meeting point of fantasy, place and memory.” seemed fitting somehow.