After many life changes over the past few years, my heart has traveled quite a bit. The world seems so big, yet so small that at times you feel you are suffocating.
I get restless, unable to sit still, unable to calm the pounding of my heart. I always told myself being different is a good thing. I will not 'sell' myself as a photographer. I am an artist. I see the world as art. Every moment captured is in essence like capturing a painting to be cherished for all times. Beauty is everywhere if you just stop and look. I see beauty in broken windows, run down buildings, reflections; all of it tells a story. Most of us are just too busy to listen. I have been away traveling quite a bit this month, learned a lot, listened a lot, and for the first time in a long time, I sat still. I felt shut down inside. I became this doll that only spoke when the string was pulled. In that time of silence, I saw more, I listened more, I felt more, I cherished more, I appreciated more, and I heard God.
Sometimes in silence we feel we lose more than we gain.
I do know that the direction of my life is changing and that the key is inside of me. It always has been. God just gave me the door to open it. The key is called faith...no matter who or what you believe in--faith will always be the key.