Do you ever try to substitute the fake thing for the real thing? Every now and then in my life, when I've grown tired of the struggle, I try and see what it would feel like to settle for a little while....Settle for a job that doesn't fit, for a relationship less than thrilling, for a partner who doesn't really 'get' you,... for any option that feels somehow easier than holding out for the REAL thing.
Whenever I do this, it seems like the universe comes along and gives me a firm kick in the butt. As much as I might stubbornly try to play the quitter, the universe always yanks me out of my safety zone and forces me to come back into a life of no compromise. I guess in a lot of ways, I can be thankful for that. That my soul won't let me lay down.
Model here is my friend Caroline. It was her birthday and we decided to go out and do some photos to celebrate. I like the idea of this shot being composed like your typical couple vacation photo...but of course, with a twist ;)