It’s funny. I’m always confidant of declarations and passions. I like when friends (or just people who think I may understand) tell me the sentence “it’s silly, you may laugh but I love….” (and whatever is their favorite feeling) and I never laugh. For me that is the best part of life!
Yesterday I was talking to Marta and we were discussing something… a “silly” thing… something she loves. And she added “it’s not important”…. my reaction to that was “of course it’s important! it makes you happy!”. Important things should be those that make us happy, not those that make us worry. Pay more attention to those little tiny things you enjoy doing and give it some importance to keep them in your daily life.
I love: laughing out loud (like, really… you can hear me…), moving A LOT my hands while I’m talking, hugging so tight my friends when I see them they have to ask me to stop, eating pop corn as if I was the cookie monster, smiling in the metro when everybody looks grumpy (got more than a smile back thanks to that^^), singing in the street with my nephew (he’s a good singer) as if we were performing a concert, making my students laugh (best way to make them learn and I make their day better and lighter), enjoying at its maximum things I like, making sure I keep them in my daily life.
I may look like a crazy person if you’ve read them all together… but don’t picture me laughing out loud while eating pop corn and moving my hands running towards my friends to hug them in the metro. It’s not like that. But feel what you do, enjoy it. I try to keep in mind those things are very important. So I guess that, when someone tells me “you may think it’s silly but I like….” or “I never tell this but I love…. ” don’t be shy, don’t think it’s not important. Don’t stop doing it for what others may say. It makes you happy, it IS important.
In my photography it feeds the best moments of the making off… to relax and feel your body. Every small centimeter of your skin. Being happy helps to feel more confident, and although my photographs tend to be melancholic, that is just my artistic approach.
Don’t think you’re silly, you know you’re not. I know I’m not.
These are not the best photographs ever, but they created a great atmosphere, led to other better shots and, more important, they are remembered with a smile :)
He took this one on his “jumping-style”:
Of course, I always try to catch those fun moments in my weddings. They are things you’re not thinking about but they will bring the best memories when you look at. Memories of happiness. And THAT we should NOT forget.