this was my 1st entry on jun 21st 2008
princess leia gets priority seating on the train.
this is a photo of me outside a massage parlour in shoreditch in jun 08.
& same place again almost exactly a year later
have i changed?
sometimes its hard 2 put my life in2 words which is why i wanted 2 attempt here 2 put it in2 pictures. “magic” 4 me is an easy word 2 summarise the daily insights, interactions & serendipities which cause me 2 feel that life is an inherently joyous & wondrous experience. its the odd moments, the tiny incidences which form the fabric of our days that make me believe life is a gift handed 2 us by a loving & beneficent creator.
i cant make my life make sense easily with words. as i go from hiphop 2 housework via tahini & tattoos, the worlds i travel thru seem disconnected, randomly thrust 2gether in a sequence which defies logic.
but of course flying lotus & fo ti root, red mutha & reishi tea, do all have a connecting thread, & that is my love 4 them all.
we R the slash slash slash generation. not happy with labels, we usually need at least 3 (eg writer/mother/dancer). we can & we do do everything we believe we can. maybe my slashes R more random than most. but that doesnt make them any less real or less heartfelt.
my pictures R a testament 2 this blessing we call humanity.
they R a celebration of the diversity of a life lived outside the box.
i share them in the hope that they serve as an affirmation 4 us all that the good life is found in friends, family, food & music.
all we need is a heart that bursts with love & a mind that trusts fully in the magic & infinity is ours.