Published January 10, 2018
Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
How often is what I want to feel revealed, or does it stay beneath, stirring around inside of me.
Those times where I repress my own joy, my own confidence...my concerns and my frustrations.
I want to surface, in a soft and genuine way. I want my most true self to rise up and be seen.
What is it that holds me back then, that keeps me dual-sided.
Is it pride or is it fear? Is it something I can't control, or something I won't.
There is a part of me, you see, below this seemingly solid face.
Hints of it bubble up now and again as gentle sunlight warms and welcomes,
So when the spring of myself comes to life, my heart will effortlessly flow and soar.
And then will I answer with sincere and lovely words,
"I am here, and I am home."
All photography in this essay is available to buy as an 8 x 10" Single Edition Print.