Fire and Water

Photography: Kat Irlin

I am overcome with a sense of nostalgia as I engage with this photograph. I have a friend who used to smoke in the ocean. The two acts seemed so contradictory to me (also because fire and water cancel one another out), and still do.

 I, however am overcome with a sense of calm when I look at this particular composition. It reminds me that like my friend, we should never compromise who we are. Thanks B, for the lesson.

-tM