With Nature (Originally 20-Oct-2014)

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Taken at Central Park, NYC

This past weekend I was honored to take photos of this up and coming yoga teacher.  Her past consists of her getting a metal rod put in her back, a story that involves much more than I’m allowed to say. This photo is a symbol of oneness and diligence. There are a number of miraculous people in the world and seldom do we know them as they walk among us as regular people from day to day.

Each morning I get up early and I take a walk in a nearby park. The changing colors of the trees, with a slight gust of wind, the leaves dance in the air. When I approach a stump of a cut down tree, I sit at its center.  I close my eyes and immediately see for a moment a swirling energy pulling away from me.

As I take in a deep breath, the scent of wet grass and leaves fills my body, peace washed over me.  My body becomes as solid as the tree, the feeling of gravity is revealed to me with a pull from the base of my spine.  As with the main image above, this sense of peace radiates off of the yoga teacher as she bonds with nature.

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The Lonesome Rebirth (Originally made 04-Dec-2014)

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Photo taken in Winchester, England

It’s been nearly five weeks since I began living in England, and my lifestyle has definitely taken a huge turn. Adjusting to how local people talk, their mannerisms and even walking on the left — coming to England is like being reborn.

I’ve had to depend on my wife the entire time, leaving me kicking and screaming, powerless in moments when I would normally do things on my own. Day in and day out I’m seeing a person who is my lover, friend and boxing buddy. The playground of married life is indeed a big one, where opportunities to be alone are very slim, but, in those moments, wanting to be together the very next second. It’s an adventure shared by two people who are in love.

After spending a session in the shower the other day, I came to a very interesting conclusion regarding this aspect of my life. I saw it as me being a child again. You know, where you had to rely on your parents to get everything for you, give you money and ask their permission to do and organize things. In my situation, where I am living with my lover and starting a whole new lifestyle, it’s like my past life as Kevin Lewis, all of those emotions and experiences, needed to be integrated before coming into this new life. In many ways I can look back with approval of my past, because it has brought me to this point of expansion; there’s a sense of enrichment that filled my body.

Being in NYC, I spent a lot of time alone with myself, to think, feel, experience and witness a multitude of things. Now, this new journey has, in a sense, switched my north and south poles, so that now I spend time with my wife in those multitudes of situations which I had previously experienced on my own. That in itself is very exciting and I’m glad to keep moving forward.