“Tell me a story,” she asked before allowing her eyes to drift heavily to sleep.
I have always believed that it is when the mind is at its most relaxed & comfortable state that it is able to explore it’s truest potential, it’s fullest creativity and allow new ideas to wash in. Relaxing my mind is very hard to do. It seems that lately it is filled with more mundane tasks, accounting issues, outstanding correspondence and the more business side of my job. On the flip side, the fun part of my job is being creative. But sometimes it’s hard to switch between the two sides. I try and force it. I play piano, I paint, I sing as loud as I can, I dance, I try to take myself back to my five year old self because you need to feel completely uninhibited to allow for that creativity to flow. And every time I try to force this the same thing happens: nothing happens. It isn’t until I find myself in the most unexpected place at the most surprising time and I find her, I find my five year old self.
There she was playing in a field again just as she used to do as a child. Happy, giddy and excited as all hell that there is a brand New Year ahead with limitless possibility.
Photos by Felicia Lasala