There's this funny little thing called life.
It's unpredictable, usually when you least expect it.
It's scary, because it happens, whether or not you're ready.
It's challenging, like a steady test of faith and resilience.
It's painful in how it crosses, and uncrosses, serendipitous paths.
It's comforting since it also flies on, no matter what.
Life is ruthlessly free. It changes, evolves, and transforms, leaving nothing and no one untouched by it. But it isn't intangible, nor protected from consequence and reward. Although we may not to be able to control it, we are it's liberating essence, and as such, have the power and responsibility to live it. Like really, really live it. And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
Words by D. Alvarez, Photos by Kate Ottomanelli