Struck by Miranda Proctor
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I love graffiti. It’s raw. It’s bold. It’s evocative. Luckily, we have a ton of it in downtown Sarasota, Florida. That’s why I chose this wall as a backdrop for the shoot. I thought it matched the mysterious mood of this edgy-boho outfit. Now, if you haven’t already noticed, my style is any style. I’ll wear boho one day, classy the next. Whatever style I do choose, I do it right. I won’t go half at it—that’s like only reading half of a book. Ridiculous and pointless.
Hence, the choker necklace, dark colors, and raw backdrop.
I hadn’t planned on only writing two lines for this poem. It was literally the first thing that popped in my head when I first saw the pictures from the shoot. But after those two lines, I just felt right.
I don’t want to try to explain it for you because I believe everyone’s first interpretation of a poem is a gift—it’s our honest, innocent first impression. And that deserves to remain pure. The second someone tells you what they believe it means, no matter how firm your stance is, your interpretation will waver. It doesn’t have anything to do with how strong you are in your beliefs—we are all susceptible to suggestibility. We are curious by nature, and that curiosity prompts us to explore other interpretations, whether we want to or not.
I read once that you can’t force a poem to meet your terms. You have to be willing to meet it on its own terms and be open to whatever it evokes within you.
I’ve realized this blog has become a series of findings. Findings that I’ve begun to apply to life—to apply to my search for meaning and happiness. And while they have shed some light onto my path, I would be naïve to say these “findings” will be the keys to everyone’s happiness.
So perhaps give these little findings a go. Try them on as you would the sundress you’ve been eyeing in the store window for the past month—or better yet, let them try you.
Thanks for reading,
Urban Outfitter skirt and necklace
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Steve Madden Heels