Flashback to simpler days, when all a band needed was some bread, tomatoes, a few beers, and some apricot juice. -tM
I remember seeking out solitude and magic in abandoned places as a youth.
The places would become ours, our own private Idaho if you will, taking shelter from what we believed to be a world that was too much at out feet. We spoke in poetry, and let our laughter rise to meet the sky. There we sang in harmonies of liberty and freedom; moving through our present, where cigarettes and coffee were just as important as music and sex.
There is so much magic to be found in what has been left behind, the decay is just part of its transition, inspiring curiosity and the desire to create. Do with them what you will, however, they are both contagious, so please pass them on. -tM
“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.” – Rumi
There is only so much that we can control. I have learned to stop forcing things. Often times we just need to find the patience to wait. -tM
On Friday’s I exhale.
It is probably my most favourite day of the week because I have the freedom of the weekend ahead. It is really a state of mind I suppose, the letting go on a Friday night. Maybe I should try this letting go approach Mon-Thurs night and see if I fare better in general with that attitude.
Ah Friday’s, I am in love. -tM
My mind has turned to childhood summers, as a way to mentally shield myself from the lack of sunlight and chilly temps these last few days. May we all take a moment to reveal in that freedom, adventure, and urban corner store freeze run; remembering when the days felt as long as our shadows, and where friendships were as important as life itself. -tM
I have this childhood friend who not only makes me laugh, but makes me want to dance when in his presence.
That’s the thing about childhood friends, you will always love them because you grew up together and shared the intensity of your formative years with one another.
There is a magic in that, it is called acceptance, and that is all you need to feel comfortable in your own skin. -tM
For those celebrating today, may you move forward in cultivating peace from within, for if we are to have any kind of peace and acceptance in this world it has to begin privately. Merry Christmas. -tM
“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” -Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
When the road ends another opportunity always beckons. -tM
It is through the fragmented image that we are moved into the immediacy of its presence. -tM
Photography: Franco Fontana
Leaning on and finding support in one another lightens the burden of life. -tM
What a strange and beautiful power there is in clothing. -tM
I have always found it interesting to listen to what guides a person. Some turn to God, others to fortune tellers, dreamers interpret dreams, while others look for signs. Then there are those who go inward, connecting to their intuition.
Destiny and free will are the two major stake holders in what we choose to believe in and in turn how we choose to live our lives. We are endlessly looking for answers, in hope and in solution. -tM
The more I simplify my life, my space, the more I let go of what I thought was important, is the more I come to realize that the world I continue to design and desire is one in which I can connect to myself and not falter in spirit as well as in strength of mind.
Often times simplicity leads to clarity of intellect, allowing for space to see and feel the world for what it is. -tM
This is a the way to use accents of colour to anchor a room. I love the way this space is peppered with red, from floor to feature walls. There is such purpose in this design. Money has nothing to do with taste, style or design. Cuba and its people have a beautiful way of expressing just that. -tM
Photo found at: Samo Tako, Tako, Tako… Link to source below.
“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” - Brassai
Photography: Brassai | Paris, 1930’s
The more the world becomes fascinated with a life unobtainable, the more I gravitate toward its truth and actuality. Beauty, for me, exists simply. Its presence can be found in the space that life creates. -tM
Photography: Jamie Hawkesworth