dreams & master cleanse ~ day four
light within darkness, canon digital rebel xt (click for larger view)
One of my dreams is to do a photo shoot of a band. An even bigger dream would be that they use my photo for their album cover or the homepage of the band's website.
Letha has always thought these trees on a beach near her home in Seattle were cool. She knew I would love them for a photo. While we were walking across the grass towards the sand I immediately envisioned these trees on the cover of an album. I wanted it to be haunting, other~worldly and ethereal all at once. I looked over at her and realized she embodied the beautiful and mysterious goddess I would want to stand in the middle of this structure of trees. Her renaissance dress couldn't have been more perfect.
When I returned home from the trip and looked at this photo of her, I felt chills. The words "light within darkness" whispered into my soul. Letha is leaving for Uganda soon. Both her and her husband's desire with this move is to bring light to the people of Uganda using both of their talents. Her husband Taylor in the medical field and Letha with fashion and art. I know this is overwhelming to my dear friend and sometimes she feels like a lost girl in a Forrest. Although, I know her light will guide her to help build the community she envisions for the Ugandan women and their families.
I know this photo can also be interpreted as something haunting. Perhaps a screen shot from a horror film like "The Ring". I also had that in mind. This is what I love about photography. People will resonate with photos and portraits based on their own experiences.
Today is day four of the Master Cleanse and it has been the easiest yet. My stomach is getting used to only liquid and no food. I can sense that I am hungry less. Today I wasn't hungry until about 5pm...which is about when I typically start cooking for dinner. Heck...even our cat's wet food that we put out at this time smelled tempting! Although, as soon as I had a glass of the lemon drink, the hunger went away where as before, it didn't go away. I had more energy today and at times, felt a bit high or a sensation like I had a few classes of wine. Interesting.
Boho Boy is doing great. Today was tough for him though because they had a special lunch for the employees at his job. He had to suffer through a lot of tempting foods and watching people eat them. He came home bummed but is in better spirits after having a "shot" of maple syrup. He's dropping weight fast. I told him if he gets too skinny in a few days that he needs to drink more maple syrup. Why is it that men shed pounds so much easier? What gives us strength to stay on this cleanse is we know our bodies need it for various reasons.
Last night I slept like a baby again and had extremely long and vivid dreams. Two of them could have been cool films. I should really write this stuff down.
Thank you all for your encouragement and support on my previous posts. You seriously rock and wouldn't believe how much it helps me stay focused. I often think of those of you who will be doing this cleanse soon and it pushes me to also stick it out for you...; )