Rituals

 Photography: Unknown | Kate Moss

Photography: Unknown | Kate Moss

I love the ritual of putting make-up on. I find it meditative, peaceful. I connect to my inner self, which outwardly gets expressed through the face I choose to put on that day. I am not an artist by any means, although I do creatively express myself through clothing choice, the design of my home, and my grooming rituals. Life really is an art. -tM

All Imaginable Colours

 Photography: Henri-Cartier Bresson

Photography: Henri-Cartier Bresson

Water is one of my healing life lines. There is nothing that a shower cannot ease. The minute I close that door and turn on the faucets time stands still. The water can go in any direction, and it reminds me that so can I. -tM

Movement

 Photography: René Burri | Movement

Photography: René Burri | Movement

Sometimes movement doesn’t require you to take large leaps of faith, or to forge ahead at full speed. Sometimes sitting in silence is movement, an inward progression.

Recently I have been practising patience and allowing the space for life to move around and through me. While practising patience I am also respectfully moving at the pace that feels right for me. Sometimes slowing down in life makes for more meaningful action. -tM

The Beauty of Real

 Photography: Roe Etheridge

Photography: Roe Etheridge

The beauty of real is becoming as illusive as the snow leopard.

I don't know any other way of being, nor do I care to participate in alternate realities. I have never done well in the world of schmooze, because if I don't like you, I simply stay away from you.

I have a hand full of friends that I can rely on who are authentic themselves. Hollywood used to be the only place where illusion was celebrated, now that smoke has filtered its way into every facet of our lives. How you present yourself and choose to be is a conscious choice, and ones own prerogative, however it's a tricky illusion, and takes a lot of work to keep up the mirage.

The older I get, the more I gravitate toward the truth, even if it hurts. Because it is only from truth that one can grow, and that to me is the beauty of real. -tM