Getting ready to embark on some trips and experience some mundane and spectacular beauty. I’ve been looking at this picture of my mother a lot, because it failed in a lot of areas technically and I want to recreate it now that I’ll see her in a few days. However, I realized maybe I should let it go. I’ll be prepared to make photographs but will trust the moment, instead of the preconceived notion of a good image. Everything right now is exactly how it should be, and everything tomorrow will be exactly as it should be. This is the mental process I’m going through to understand what is surfacing in my work as a creator of embodied and represented experiences, words and images of the Afro-feminine Diaspora. La bruja ya llegó.
Also on my mind, this Mercury Retrograde is serving some tough love. Mercury is in Gemini also, which is good for movement but makes us feel ungrounded, especially us ruled by Mercury (Gems and Virgos, I have special love for you). Taking time to re-evaluate patterns, let go of fear and routine, and create a new future. Giving only what I can give and respecting boundaries. Facing the ugly and beautiful truth. Praising the Creator for this new day, and the possibility of making something that I didn’t expect with His/Her/Their help.