“Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love.”
I was thinking the other day about how interesting it would be if at the end of your life, you were displayed stats, just like in Halo or Call of Duty. It would show number of achievements, medals, number of betrayals, number of hearts won, and hearts broken. Weaknesses. Strengths. I think to have it all spelled out would make things a bit clearer. I daydreamed on this for awhile… made up some pretty cool achievements in my head if I do say so myself 😉 I went and bought Rosetta Stone today… Italian. I got my passport and I decided that if I’m gonna see the whole world, I better start now! I chose Italian because I fell in love with the area after studying it so much in art history classes. Looking at booking the trip now. I seriously can’t wait. It’s recent life events that have led me to the conclusion that life is way too short to deny yourself any experience.
Of course, that led to one of the most interesting life experiences I’ve had to date. I had a shoot in Beaumont this last week, and as I was driving back my friend told me about a rave that was happening that night in the DFW area. Actually, 2. Now, this is definitely not my normal scene. I barely even go out, but when I have, it’s been strictly booty dancing and rap music. Maybe I would have normally said no thanks, but then I just thought to myself…… why not? It’s not like you have an opportunity much in life to experience something with people who are genuinely passionate for it. Kind of like that reality show on MTV about that guy who goes and lives life with different people. So I decided to go. But not just go, I decided to really do it. Here is the evidence…
Yes, I’m aware that I look absolutely ridiculous. The first rave was in downtown Fort Worth…. and it started at 11. The second rave was in Dallas and started at 4 AM. Yep. 4 AM. We didn’t leave until 8 in the morning… Sunrise. I can now officially tell my hypothetical children (Phoenix and Adelaide, if you must know) that I did at one point stay out alllll night raving. Hahahaaha.
Switching gears, a few months ago I got to shoot photos of one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever met. Her name is Kassi Moe. I met her in Nashville through my friend Taylor and let me tell you, she is such a gem. I remember the first time she got in my car to shoot, we were talking and she said, “I plan to live forever, and so far, so good.” It made me laugh so hard and we just clicked immediately. She also happens to be an amazing musician. Her debut EP is coming out soon, but for now you can see these pictures and check out her music at http://www.myspace.com/kassimoemusic
Go check her music out… she rules!