In The Forest, At Sea

Saturday evening we watched “Side Effects” and it would be quite difficult to not have been inspired by the film. While the plot was a bit roundabout, the way it reframes the viewer’s mind is incredible. I could not help but spend the next day thinking from the position of Emily Taylor, the woman whose life seemed hopeless and her attempts at coping were out of desperation, but in the end went beyond our expectations of the character.

I think it helps sometimes to throw your character away for a moment and become another. It aids you in constructing who you are as a person.

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Yesterday I was a different person. I loathe my glasses, but that doesn’t really matter when you need them to see. I spent most of the day out with them off, and everything not only looks different (and blurrier) but feels different. Your surroundings aren’t described to you in detail, you have to build your own picture in your mind. Perhaps I am venturing too philosophically, but I think that’s how we progress through life. We don’t know who we will be, or really who we are right now, except for what others think of us. It isn’t until we stop and wonder of the meaning of our lives that the picture is clear.

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This version of me wore grey skinny sweatpants from H&M and white Adidas sneakers with warm grey wool socks. A deep brown merino wool jumper from Asos, a grey French Connection tee underneath, and a mustard beanie rounded up the top.

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The duality of this image caught me. Grey skies atop of autumn leaves by the lake.

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Looking back on the photographs Daniela took, I thought they look very nautical.

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Speaking of Daniela, a rare portrait of the two partners-in-crime. Yes, the mustard was intentional and was the result of ten minutes of me deciding which beanie to wear and if I look stupid or not.

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I truly enjoyed stepping away from myself for a few hours, and I think it’s something more of us shouldn’t be afraid of doing. You never know what things you will think up when your ego has a few seconds to breathe.

Photographs of me by Daniela, images edited with VSCO Film


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