‘And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.’ – Friedrich Nietzsc
“Leap and the net will appear” – John Burroughs
Taking a leap of faith is easier said than done, but like most things in life it tends to be the thoughts we create around the event ~ let it be jumping from a height outside our comfort zone, or simply calling that boy we’ve liked for ages ~ that seem to physically and emotionally paralyse us more than the actual act itself.
There is strange feeling of freedom, liberation and almost a dichotomy of anxiety blended with excitement that exists when we face up, push our fears aside, say ‘what the heck’ and do it anyway.
For me personally the greatest regrets I’ve had in life are not from giving things a go, but rather from letting opportunities slide past me in life.
… Ray Bradbury the American Author once said: “Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall”.
SPRING: The air smells different, the birds seem chirpier than usual today, as do my housemates. Flowers undeniably add that extra splice of beauty to each day. Lift your head toward the sky, smell the air, smile at a passerby, take an evening stroll, open your eyes to the beauty of Springtime, and DEFINITELY pick yourself a small posy of natures little wonders to pop next to your bedside or your work desk.
I always gasp with excitement when I find an image of Marilyn like none other I’ve seen before. This image was taken in 1952 by Andre de Dienes, a photographer who in his career managed to capture some truly remarkable images of Marilyn… I believe this to be one of the most natural, exquisite and vulnerable photographs I have seen of this incredible woman who has somehow managed to remain close to our hearts for decades after her passing.