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Awakening

This new series will include very personal images we normally reserve for ourselves, moments we are reluctant to publicize. this is our journey of documenting, sharing with each other, and teaching ourselves with these images.

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Navigation

This family could be described as modern nomads, but that wouldn’t be quite right. While we are always looking ahead we are more intent to enjoy the present, which is why we like to move around so much. And by move we mean experience, however local.

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Observation

Our similarities make it easy. Despite the outward appearances, we are both reserved, thoughtful and shy, so we find each other’s uncommon validation very comforting.

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Changes

The worst day of my life was when I saw the look my dad gave me when I told him I was pregnant. I told him and he literally just looked at me, turned around and didn’t speak to me for 2 hours.

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Decisions

We first confronted our differentness 2000 miles away from home, at two in the morning in the middle of a four day weekend. It started over a simple card game the day before when I politely dismissed a couple people sharing the house with us, friends of friends who had a difference in opinion over the rules.

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Impermanence

While we spend a great deal of time pondering the past and planning for the future, neither of them is occurring right now.

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Reflection

Humans couldn’t be social animals if fully conscious of everything words and actions communicated; there would be no secrets, and thoughts would provide no seclusion if we were totally aware of who we are. We would control all our communication.

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Mundane

I do not share because it simply isn’t a necessity for me like it used to be. I’ve been hoarding these words for a while. My private thoughts, my life is boring.

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Success

Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.

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Confidence

Now that the three of us have been isolated and alone for most of the year, I am more aware of how the conscious decisions I made nearly ten years ago set me on the trajectory to this present life.