Maybe all any of us wants is to feel singled out for some long, sweet, quenching draft of love, some open-throated guzzling of it... - Mary Karr from Lit
The truth is we all are.
We all have a story to tell, and there are different versions of it. I can tell the version of my story as an immigrant, third-culture kid navigating life in America. Another version could be centered around race, another around gender and education. Five years ago, as I was coming out of a very dark time, I began to see a version of my story that was simply this: I am loved and have always been. As I've grown to understand goodness and grace, I find that that is the version that is the most compelling and full of freedom.
This photoshoot was done in a garden. I love the romance and mystery that a garden embodies. I'm reminded of Song of Songs, where the Beloved is described as a garden for her Lover.
Dear lover and friend, you're a secret garden, a private and pure fountain. Body and soul, you are paradise...
Photography by Clarita Castro Photography