May 16, 2012


bougainvilleas in the sun while walking out to have some cake
beautiful light nearby the Palace
sun sun sunlight
self-portraits i've been missing
my friends

lately i've been feeling so trapped, like a bird caught in a cage, my free, wild spirit can't live properly as it pleases and I get frustrated. sometimes i feel as though i haven't been doing things for myself but rather, for others. it has been quite a challenge to discern what it is that i really want to do from what others want me to do. also, i wonder about some people i come across, i wonder if they've forgotten what it is like to be young? to feel so deeply and passionately, whether for a person or a place or just something they like to do, for the most fleeting moment or for months or years. i'd never really like to forget this youth vitality.
i promised myself that i will do what i love and love what i do and create a path of my own.  i want to live for myself and i want live to be different. i realize it won't be easy - nothing is ever really easy anymore but i will feel alive. to feel alive is what i want more than anything in life because i will be happy.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
-Joseph Campbell
(via purposefairy)

"I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we're not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do."
-Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)
(via the flowerchild dwelling)

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."
-J. K. Rowling


v said...

the second and third photos are magical!! Also, I have faith that you will know what it is that you truly want, and completely support you for having the courage to live your own life. In the meantime, may you have a wonderful journey discovering it. xx

Kasia Skowron said...

OMG T! the second photo is AMAZING!!!!!!

Hanna said...

wow, the sunlight through the trees, that photograph is truly magical. and ohh, those dogs - so cute! the j.k. rowling quote is so good and so true. you should do what you love, tasha! I hope you can find a way of making that possible.

Jada said...

You look beautiful with your nose piercing! I wouldn't say it's bad doing things for others, but you must also remember to do things for yourself. I've had an experience like this before, where I didn't want to be selfish and only care about myself, making myself feel more empty because I forgot how to help myself.

I hope you feel free soon. We never want to feel constantly trapped. It can get a little suffocating for the soul.

skeletaldreams said...

Such beautiful photos, as always. I truly missed your photography <3

Thank you for your beautiful comment, you are so lovely :)


galatea. said...

such a nice read. you are doing what you do and love, through your photos and your work. and through this you will find what you're looking for x

Jane said...

I love love love the second one, the light is amazing (I have such a thing for light in photos). You're right, as long as you do what you love you should be fine!

haze said...

Oh, Tasha! i've missed you. Beautiful photos as always. It's been such a very long time. how are you?

or, if you still remember.

Blaze said...

Lovely photos dear!! Your self portraits are gorgeous (especially that rainbow one!) and I love the one of the sea. Just lovely! I hope you are having a lovely day and know that we readers love you! :)

Macha said...

love the two first photos ;)

Bec Martin said...

wow stunning!

Fransisca Angela said...

Hi Tasha! I hope you're doing well. I really enjoy your photographs in this post.
The first & second one are my favorite! And you look gorgeous too in the picture. Be better soon!

Sue Lyn said...

:) love a heart felt post. So much depth and truth in your words. I myself felt that way too, quite recently. you really have to remember that you're not living for people. do the things you love and want to do! and people the people who share the same interests as you will help you grow. <3