I don’t need a circus

 

 

 

 

a series of small observations

(a new photo project – ongoing)

 

Growing up, my mother used to boast that her kids didn’t need a circus.  It was true, we were good at entertaining ourselves.  Unlike kids growing up today, we were far from over-scheduled.  There were just a handful of kids in our neighborhood and I was the only girl.  Most days after school, my brother and I were left to our own imagination and creativity.

As an adult I have experienced some advantages from my upbringing.  I am comfortable with myself when alone, I can still entertain myself and I still enjoy using my imagination.  I don’t need to travel far.  Often times it’s the simplest things that bring me joy, the small observations…I don’t need a circus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

imperfect and alive

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity.

It stimulates.

The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.”

 

~ Jhumpa Lahiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

note to a friend

 

 

 

 

“when creating, be kind to your doubt,
hear it out, thank it for its concern,
and reassure it that you are an artist,
and risk is essential.”

~ Nayyirah Waheed