A Poem Rains Down
Every day is another hurricane
A wave of emotions
Festering until explosion
Hopes and dreams of yesterday
Sway away into the next sky blue day
A sun set in a cracked frame
A sun rises in the ember of a flame
Over sublime terrain
Tip toe into the meltdown of mediocrity
Slink head first into the nitty gritty
Pick up the pieces of personality
Hide for sure
Bury the tension
Under the rubble lives the trouble
Evacuation attempts cease to relent
Impacted volcanos in minds wide lens
Push against synaptic mechanisms
Sparks ignite fluid momentum
Each moment piques attention
Play the part with peculiar intention
Under attack love of life fights back
Wreaking havoc to fuel you
A Poem Rains Down
by Elena Muslar
This shoot with the unbelievably talented Elena Muslar was a perfect little microcosm of my ideal creative environment. It is a way of creating that is driven by presence, honoring our collaborators, and letting intuition be our guide to expression.
Elena and I have known each other for years and have been supportive of each other’s work. This was the first time we actually collaborated thanks to Elena’s incredible ability to be a visionary creative who also brings that creativity to the earthly realm of getting shit done.
It was just before the winter solstice and Elena came over to my home for the shoot. Before we even touched a camera, we lit the fire, turned out the lights, and made tea. We proceeded to talk for over an hour, catching each other up on our lives, our dreams, and what was currently challenging and inspiring us. We dropped into a state of open-hearted trust and vulnerability in each other. At that point, I picked up the camera and the two of us worked in near silence. Elena trusted me enough to slip into a trance and express her feeling state through her body. I trusted her process and felt honored to be witness to it. Eventually the process came to an end, we returned to the earthly realm, and said our goodbyes.
When I went to write the captions for the photos, I remembered that Elena is a writer of remarkable depth. When I asked Elena if she would be interested in writing the captions herself, she reached into her past and shared this poem.
A final piece of work is a symbolic representation of the spiritual journeys of each person who contributed to the piece. Each part of the creative process can be an opportunity for healing. This is how I choose to create.
Love & light,