24 June 2014

what i'd write to a sixteen-year-old myself

"i know you are terribly heartbroken after losing your very first lover. and you will never meet anyone like him.
you will fall in love with strangers, and boys who don't really care, but it will be okay in the end. it's experience.
you are not ugly (16/6/2009), you are not a hopeless little girl (30/07/2009). you are everything and so much more.
you will fight too hard for people who you are going to lose anyway.

don't dress like a whore. those who only value your body will probably never value your soul.

all your actions have consequences. you will say "i love you" to someone and not mean it and regret it later. love is a powerful word.

the boy who breaks your heart a day after christmas will still love you five years later and wish he could turn back time.

you will become addicted to someone and they will be violent to you.
sadly, this is also experience.

you have said, 'art never comes from happiness'
but it will. you will pick up the camera and you are going to shoot amazing things. people will know your name. you are going to be so big.
maybe photography is what saves you. maybe not. maybe there will be something even greater.

you will travel through the wastelands of your mind and the images you see will become real photographs. you are the creator of magnificent things.

you will experience. you will live. you will love.

PS. you will also do shrooms and it's going to be pretty rad."

4 comments:

Jaanika L said...

Sinu postituse esimene lõik oleks täpselt nagu mu enda kirjutatud.

Võib olla polegi asi selles, et ei kohta kunagi sellist inimeste nagu oli esimene armastus, vaid, et ei armasta kedagi enam nii piiritult, nii hirmuvabalt nagu see oli selle esimesega.

Tahtsin veel öelda, et just leidsin sinu blogi ja ma jumaldan su pilte. Olen ise ka alustamas fotograafia teel ja loodan, et arenen samamoodi nagu sina. :)

Siiri said...

pigem seda, et iga armastus on unikaalne... ja no teist sellist ei saagi enam tulla :) aga tõesti, seda ka, et edaspidi on piirid ees.

mul on hea meel, et mu blogi leidsid. palju edu sulle fotoga ja loodan sind edaspidigi lugemas näha :)

Eneli Rahula said...

oh, good one :)

Elina said...

mu süda murdub natukene.

nii tore, et sul nüüdki kenasti läheb!