isn't it tiring? looking into the mirror reflecting on the things you would change. if only you looked more like her. if only you looked more like him. isn't it draining to be in a constant state of comparing yourself to others? if only you were talented like them. if only you could have their life. isn't it exhausting to live your life based on the opinions of others? let me tell you friend, this is not only an endless process, but a joy-sucking one. it blows my mind how much we listen what those around us have to say, and completely ignore what the One who created us has already said. how I wish that you could see the worth you hold to God. the world will always tell you you're not good enough, you need to change this or that, but God says "I created you. you are made wonderfully and fearfully. you are precious. you are treasured. you are loved as you are, not as you think you need to be. you are created in His image. so tonight friend, embrace you. the you that God made and looks at as His wonderful creation. maybe the things you want to "change" are the things God loved about you. there's only one you, so don't lose yourself trying to be someone else. God doesn't make mistakes. the way you are, the way He created you to be, is so much better than who the world says you need to be. tonight i just wish you could see yourself how God sees you. 📸: Jason Blackeye
20 7099 hours ago
Orchestrated Tease II - And that is why, when I first met him - I instantly knew he was special. There was an effortless naiveté about him that made me feel fluttery in my stomach. I was really excited to know if he would add to my pristine collection of memories. I curated them carefully, afterall. The first time I saw him, he was squatting on a short wall behind my office, a half-lit joint in hand and his hoodie pulled low over his face. He looked like someone who had things to say, which attracted me instantly. The way he used his almost scrawny hands to gesture out what he was saying to his friends seemed so graceful to me. I wanted to perch on his petite waist and graze my hand down his happy trail. It was awe stricking how much he moved me. We became friends fast, but our relationship blossomed only like a year or so later. All of my close friends had quit the job because of low pay, and most of his friends had gone off home. We had a lot of time to spare on each other, and we did. We met in the morning to take walks around the park, each with a cup of tea and a cigarette in hand. In the evenings, after I'd return from work, he would, without fail, telephone me and we would go out to eat. The nights were more processed, but nonetheless exciting. We graduated from half an hour conversations over the phone to actual late night visits. Sometimes he would come over with half a bottle of alcohol, sometimes it would be two to four thin lines of coke, and sometimes - it would just be smokes and food. I observed him and delighted myself through all of it.
12 32621 hours ago
Sunset time ;-)
Location: Germany / Rehbergturm (Rhineland-Palatinate)