I’ve been working with the same photographer (Nicole McConville) for the last 4 years.
Yesterday, during our magical photo shoot at the apothecary, the maturity of this collaboration was palpable.
Working with someone for so many years offers depth and ease.
We had lots of fun playing, experimenting, and giggling yesterday.
But the most fun was the immediate, synchronized reverence we’d both hold when the light was perfect, when a spider’s web would suddenly illuminate in a sunbeam, when the smoke from our fire was just right for an epic image.
I would have missed out on all of that if I’d decided I’d “been there, done that” with Nicole’s photography.
Plus, working with her once a year is a mile marker for me. We reflected on this yesterday; how far river island apothecary has come, how refined my mission has gotten (and how much better I am at photo shoots!)
I’m so glad that, like many mystical women, I walk a spiral path and find value in looking at the same things with ever changing perspective.
But it’s not just mystical women that walk a spiral path.
Plenty of people go to church and celebrate Easter every year.
Or watch the Superbowl.
Or celebrate an anniversary at the same restaurant with the same meal.
Revisiting holidays and events feels sacred.
So, as we near Autumn Equinox and prepare to dive into the dark half of the year, what rituals and traditions are you looking forward to re-visiting?
What traditions have you been longing to deepen and mature?
What milestones help you see your progress (or remind you that you haven’t made the progress you wanted).
As you come around for another pass, will you take advantage of the fresh perspective, or will you dismiss it since you’ve “been there, done that?”
Both are options, both are true.
The question is, what’s most interesting to you, depth or an infinite shallow end?
love & collaborations,