Breathe. Let Go. And remind yourself that this very
is the only one you know you have for sure.
There are times when things just get to be too much, too stressful, too painful, to the point of feeling like someone is standing on my chest. I find myself at times holding my breath - with too much on my mind, unable to sort through my thoughts, and having to remind myself to breathe. It seems like such a simple thing, it is inherently programmed into us and should not require any thought. But it is as if I am waiting for something to change, as if when I release the air from my lungs the tension and stress and pain will leave along with it.
There is something in nature that reminds me to take a breath. The beauty, the ease of which plants and flowers move, the consistency through which they grow & die and repeat the cycle again and again. I am reminded to take a breath of fresh air, admire the abundance of beauty surrounding me, and that life is a cycle of ebb and flow. Nature forever be my muse in photography and in life.