August 21, 2012

some words for you

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Today I wanted to share something with you that I have read over and over this past week.  It's a beautiful few lines that I thought might give you some inspiration today:

"For in our isolation and in our community, there is a beauty born of intimacy, experienced through presence, and bound by trust.  Inherently, this very experience would be betrayed by the manipulation of these moments to our artistic demands.

Let us all remember, not in the presence of one another, that our memories are enough.  May we live to remind each other to partake of dinner without pause for a clicking shutter or a scribbling pen.  Stay here, drink more wine, and let the memories of a time exist by themselves within you, and between you and the others.  And may your art be a sincere reflection of what already exists, not a post of projection for what we desire."

(Words by Rebecca Parker Payne, for Kinfolk vol. 4)

16 comments:

  1. oh my gosh. amen. i love that issue.

    ReplyDelete
  2. ahh Olivia. first of all, your photos are stunning. secondly, that quote--so true. there are moments when my mom will say "why didn't you bring your camera?" and it's because for that one night, that time, that moment, I decided to just LIVE it. anyway. yeah.

    ReplyDelete
  3. So true. And I love these few shots, by the way :). Miss you, Olivia!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. yes - that's something we all need to remember. and these photos are gorgeous by the way.

    ReplyDelete
  5. beautiful photography, doll.

    ReplyDelete
  6. gah, that is some epic words, olivia. thanks for sharing. missyoface, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh this is so wonderfully perfect. I've realized that sometimes I do get so caught up in trying to capture the moment that I can't just enjoy it.

    Also, I don't know if I'll be doing our adoption story or not... we'll see. :)

    xx.
    Lindsey

    ReplyDelete
  8. I read Kinfolk Vol. 4 not too many days ago and I found that manifesto particularly inspiring. Thank-you for sharing it, and reminding me once again.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous! What camera do you use Olivia?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. At the moment I use a Nikon D3000. :)

      Delete
  10. asdfghjkl. LOVE. I'm spellbound by this.

    ReplyDelete
  11. These pictures and words are so pretty! I don't think I follow your blog yet, well... I'm doing it now. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great blog title! I love your blog. I'd love it if you stopped by mine: Living Fully By Faith .

    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com
    Emma

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is beautiful work! I'm very proud to have you as a niece, God has blessed you with your own style. ILY

    ReplyDelete