I was invited to photograph a baby naming ceremony in a bamboo forest recently. It was an honour to be a part of. Ritual is scarce in our modern western world and this day was beautiful to behold. The bamboo forest where it was held is in Crystal Waters Eco-Village in the south-east Queensland, Australia and boasts many varieties of bamboo. I am hoping to organise to take more photos in that idyllic setting soon. Thank you to the gorgeous families who shared such a precious day with me.
So after my last post I am happy and a little excited about finding my mojo again so quickly. My inspiration, motivation and discipline had gone walk about for a little hiatus only to return just when I needed them most. We embraced warmly and then went inside for bikkies and tea. So in honour of their return this here post is all about inspiration and what inspires me.
From the pits of what I think was despair
Overwhelmed by it all
I now find myself
Small moments of pure
There is beauty in the everyday
In close to every way
Follows blinding dark
and you will see
My vision restored
If only momentarily.
Books that I inhale (sometimes more than once) – The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – a man before his time. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – this lady can write! Anything by Isabel Allende – This woman can write! The Art of Possibility by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander – This book will change your life!
There are so many areas that I draw inspiration from that I will touch on in another blog in the future. For now, check out some or all of the above to give you an inspired day…. one step at a time into an inspired existence. Big love.