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Daily Coffee Talk~ 67/365

Tribal Ethnic Woman~ Yunnan, China

Today this image of the ethnic woman that I took in China triggered in me thoughts of lightness and weight. As I live and get older I feel the weight of my history and all that has happened in it.

I picture my life events as packages and bags that we have had to carry and as time goes on they can slow us down and keep us from moving forward and especially upward.

How do we let go of the weight and find the lightness we enjoyed as children?

Interestingly, most of my dreams that I diagnose as stress induced include suitcases, travel and items that are missing from them and time pressing on the whole situation and turning the level of stress to unbearable till I wake up.

Do we only let go of the weight when we pass on? Or can we start the shedding now, as we live, and be lighter and brighter?

I wish you a light and effervescent day ahead.

By ~mimo~

Photographer, Art searcher, Motion Designer, traveler.

5 replies on “Daily Coffee Talk~ 67/365”

Is memory a weight? I don’t think so. Our memories built us up, brick by brick. Good and bad memories. One might wish to erase the latter. No can do.
We move on with our load of bricks.
Love the photo. Maya people use the headband still in Guatemala. I’ve seen Kikuyu women in Kenya do it too. How was that knowledge passed from on to the other?

That’s a lovely, welcome perspective, Mimo. Your interesting and eventful life, your wisdom and insights seem to infuse your work. I suspect you have had to unload much in order to make your way forward, seeking out new and compelling subjects, weighty stories. I wish you sufficient lightness to continue recording honest and humane imagery to inspire yourself and your grateful audience.


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