by Kim October. 01, 2011 15633 views

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” –"
― Joseph Campbell

I have not been here much but this place was the catalyst for the change I am now experiencing.

I know it sounds strange to say that photography capitulated me into a new life but it's true. When behind the camera I was touching beauty I didn't know that existed. My pictures exploded unapolegetically into a life devoid of pleasure and full of longed for passion.

Behind the lens I discovered a sensuality that seeped into my life until I was showering everything around me like a great sprinkler…that is the danger of the power of beauty. It threatens to dismantle your life and turn you upside down. It spreads light into every dark place unearthing your own personal house of cards.

Flowers were my mainstay because of their mystery, their sexuality, their softness, their unique place in the universe.

I went on to leave my debilitating marriage, lost my house, my career sunk, my finances were in ruin. From there I built a new life–the one that was waiting for me. I love the one that I have now. I did find passion along the way–in relationships, in living, in searching. I know what it is to be burned up by it. I'm forever grateful for that. And it's not even begun.

Even my trials, hardships and discovery has been rewarding. I am blooming into the life that was waiting for me. Thank you for being a part of that.

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David 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice photo!

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Tomie Poodle 7 years, 6 months ago

Good luck kim!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 8 years, 7 months ago

What a lovely post - its a great picture of course but I found your story really moving. Like you I have not been around much as I have a new life and your words really struck a chord. Good luck - and all best for the future,

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Maud - Normandie - France 9 years, 1 month ago

Je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur et de chance pour ce nouveau départ ! Bonne année à vous Kim !!

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Almond 9 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 9 years, 3 months ago

Glad to see you Kim. Peace and love to you. :)

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Walter 9 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful! :-)

9 years, 4 months ago Edited
Finbarr 9 years, 4 months ago

Nice post !! good luck to you,

9 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tom Thompson 9 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful capture and thanks for sharing a part of your life

9 years, 4 months ago Edited