The Chronicles section is our free-form space for individuals to share their personal journeys. We hope these essays inspire you to see and approach the world differently through contributors who have strayed from the beaten path.
Many people say beauty needs us to elevate, but maybe we should just do the opposite to see it in any occasion, around us. What you see is always a mirror of your soul, so if beauty is in you, you can see it anywhere. That is how we could “create” beauty. Just by seeing it.
While charting my own destiny and inadvertently creating an alternative narrative for myself like my mother had long ago, I found that being a rebel isn’t just about breaking rules and taking risks. It’s about imagining the unseen and creating the unknown because there is a need for it to exist.
It’s a relaxing meditative state. Often I have no idea where I will go. Each time I follow an unmarked, intuitive trail to a place where an image and a mood are patiently waiting. It is an enlivening process that taps into natural energy fields and at best, I am just a vehicle to express what the environment wants to say.
Sometimes I ask myself if I’m always working, or never. Is meeting strangers considered work? If so, I’ve largely eclipsed the 35 hour work week.