Desire

As humans, we are in a constant state of wanting. Reaching in all directions until eventually one desire becomes stronger than others. That is when things start to set in focus. That is when you are set free.

Shokunin

The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. … The shokunin has a social obligation … More Shokunin

Ineffable

For the first time in a long while I feel the weight of silence. The suffocating, liberating weight. Everything is just bleak, but you still see in vibrant colors. All you can see are vibrant bleak colors. There is a rawness. A rawness with each breath. Inhaling stones, exhaling butterflies. Story

Textures

This week’s photo Challenge: Textures “We consume photos through our eyes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a tactile element, too.”

Serene

My heart is locked away behind a barrier so thick, the words refuse to come out. The art of self expression has never been one of my strong points, but now basics feel out of reach. The weight, suffocating, pressing down on my chest as I open my mouth to silence. Silence. Sometimes I can’t … More Serene