Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sous le Ciel de Paris/Under the Sky of Paris

Last week-end my mother asked me to take portrait shots of her friend, Sher. Always up for a photographic adventure I agreed. It just so happened to be Easter Sunday and of course everything was closed. At first I panicked in my attempt to seek "the perfect” location. We (my mother, Sher and I) frolicked around Pepsico Gardens. Oh, what a refreshing contrast to Purchase. We roamed from one sculpture to the next as the feisty wind blew against us. Sher sang her heart out in her vibrant red hat as I snapped away. It was an incredible experience to watch her shine as she sung “Sous le Ciel de Paris”- a well-known song performed by Edith Piaf. Initially, the challenge of finding a less-windy spot that was not overpoweringly bright was difficult. As we merged with the moment my anxiety vanished and nature took its course. Moral of the story: it’s important to play the hand you’re dealt. Rather than resist what’s there, to flow with whatever comes your way. Following the photo shoot we had a victorious middle eastern dinner at Jordan’s Hilltop. A fruitful, fun-filled day. Some images of Pepsico:

* Trippy Water Reflections *

* Bodies Intertwined *

* Magnolia-Mama *

I was just talking to my friend Adrienne in San Francisco and after transmuting a breakdown into a breakthrough she said: "i trust that life resolves itself without effort... it just works itself out" This is a great mentality to carry simply to have an innate trust in life/the universe as it unfolds.

Quote of the day: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart" ~ Confucius



  1. Let the beauty you love be what you do. And sometimes Yael, you hit the nail square on the head.

  2. Thank you for putting me with my magnolias... This is what I chose in my room as a wall paper when I was 15...
    Thank you Yael it is full circle.
    Amour et tendresse,
    Lama Yama