Bali is the type of place that gets you thinking.
It’s strikingly different culture and language from mine contrasted with it’s near perfect weather and surf got me….well, thinking. Let me be honest…thinking wasn’t quite the mind set I had when I walked off the plane… initially first thing that happened was “Holly Sh**t that’s what cankles look like on me” when I happened to look at my feet after 24 hours of travel. Then I ate really good food, and that just made me happy and relaxed. After quickly realizing I could not pronounce any of the words any where and that internet connection was not reliable so not even Google translator could help me…I THEN realized how foreign of an environment I was in. Some unsteady acceptance followed suit….AND then I got to the thinking phase. Justifiable natural progression of events, no?
Bali is a good place to disconnect from your internet, being a little hard to reach anyways, it is okay when the internet is “out”. Friends and family back at home will realize you didn’t die and be even happier when you do get a chance to talk to them.
So I let Bali permeate my whole being. The smell.The taste. My sight and feel.
Reconnect with those senses, the ones we take for granted day-in and day-out made me feel good. It reminded me of when I was a kid, when I took interest in nature and the life nature has. When I felt the earth between my toes. When I could breathe and not feel smog from every car, shape and size imaginable just clogging my lungs and pores!
Yea, yea this sounds Ferngully-esque. Ferngully is a movie. Yes it’s animated, and yes, you should see it if you haven’t already.
It’s a good feeling.
The feeling of being connected.
Being connected to something bigger than you but,
something you can still touch and feel yourself.
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen”
“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”
– Andy Warhol
Have you seen Ferngully?
This shoot with the dress I brought back from Bali makes me think of it, don’t you think?
Smart is Sexy.