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Sea Sorcery

How lucky that standing
beside the ocean can silence
everything inside for a moment.
How the ocean can reflect silence
though it never fully quiets.

Sun, May 21, 2017 | Model info | Footnotes
Suzanne is 35, from Freehold, New Jersey, USA. She's moved around a bit throughout her adulthood, having lived in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Milan, and now has settled in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Suzanne has figured out how to be equally strong and vulnerable at the same time, an equilibrium that has given her the gift of deep empathy and awareness, both of those around her and herself. I didn't know Suzanne before her parents passed, leaving her an orphan in her mid-thirties. Most people this age, myself included, take for granted the fact that there is somewhere they can call home if shit hits the fan. She can't. Still, Suzanne is a person who remains optimistic in spite of hardship, who will let herself cry at inopportune moments if she needs to, who uses every experience as an opportunity for insight and growth. Not everyone can exist this way, especially given what she's gone through. She is wise and transparent in such a positive and enlightening way, and I see her as an example of who I want to be. So many young people dread leaving their 20s behind, but I think if more of them met Suzanne, with all of her confidence and knowledge and beauty, they would change their minds.