“Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes.”
How much of human life is lost in waiting? -Ralph Waldo Emerson
…for the kind of happiness a seagull with a french fry has?
As long as it takes.
From the SNAC show, “Natural Selection” at Gallery X, New Bedford, MA September 2012
“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.
- Antonio Machado
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I like big books and I cannot lie.
Wishing a very happy anniversary to my friends Kristen & Jonathan! One year ago today, in downtown Providence, I photographed their intimate wedding, Kristen in a vintage gown, Jonathan’s smile infectious…
Words penned by the poet Amy Lowell, come to mind…
When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness.
Now you are like morning bread,
Smooth and pleasant.
I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour,
But I am completely nourished.
Love. How it consumes us and challenges us and transforms us, and becomes as sacred and as necessary to our survival as bread, as breath. I love it.
So I love love and I love photographing people in love, particularly when they offer to bring a gorgeous old Ford truck to the shoot! This engagement shoot was wonderfully fun. The bride to be, Jamie, writes,
Thank you sooooo much for the photos. You did an amazing job and made us feel so comfortable! I am amazed at how amazing the pictures came out and how beautifully you captured the essence of Keith and I. Words cannot express how grateful and happy I am.
Thank you so much!!
and that makes me happy too. Thanks to my sweetcake Val, for sending this lovely couple my way and for being their wardrobe consultant. FYI, Val runs an online vintage clothing store and offers consultation services at Auntie Val’s Closet.