Red Maple Bust, 2015 – Ryan McGinley
Today I feel powerful.
I feel divine. I am strong.
I feel like I can do and achieve anything.
Because I can.
The truth of it is that I can accomplish anything I set my mind, soul and body out to do. When authoritative figures tell you this at a young age it doesn’t carry much volume. We’re too interested in the happenings around us to realize or acknowledge our own potential.
But when you stop and really process your environment, the Earth, and the truth in the fact that this planet is at your fingertips, our eyes tend to bulge out of our head and our hearts begin to beat with newfound purpose and understanding.
Sometimes this moment comes to us in waves, and sometimes this moment comes to us all at once.
When this moment does come, however often or far between, embrace it. Let it fill your body and warm your toes up to your cheeks. Even if only for a moment, it will be bright and changing.