P is for Photography, a unique time machine to capture a moment, a specific time or situation, a past experience to relive indefinitely. This is pure magic. Photographs, light, composition, cameras, negatives, contact sheets, digital or in a laboratory… The special ingredients to capture each fleeting moment.
O is for Ocean, such a colossal vessel of water. A constant churning and movement, moody at times, mesmerizing and apparently innocent. A watery world for curious beings, loud on the surface, eerily quiet below.
Wave after wave after wave. A tireless activity, a restorative sound. Water has that mystical quality to draw you in, attract your attention, similar to fire. Home to dolphins and sharks, ancient mermaids and shipwrecks, mysterious and magnetic.
N is for Narnia, for lands filled with fauns and dryads, dwarves and roaring lions. For endless knocking around in wardrobes, of hope that is never lost, of dreams brimming with delicious meals and staunch friendships. Adventures and challenges, wildness and freedom.
M is for Magic, that mysterious element that surrounds us. A thread of sparkles that dance within. An awareness of the universe moving subtly, enigmatic plans that gleam in the shadows. A powerful force acting in a hushed manner, revealing itself with a push and a shove at the exactly the precise moment.
L is for Love, such a complicated mess, such a joy to experience. Contradictory, complicated, beautiful, and sometimes painful. Love is universal and comes in many forms, each to be relished in your own special way.
K is for Kitchenware, the pots and pans, the stylish forks and knives, the ceramic bowls and earthenware dishes. The silent army that helps conquer the perfect dish. The utensils that carve, sift, cook, and bake. The stoic companions that play a key part in the symphony of magic that occurs in the kitchen.
J is for June, so warm and so filled with promise. The proclamation of summer, the beginning of fun. The shedding of clothes, the flashes of skin. The dribble of fresh fruit, the ice-cold beers and tangy cocktails. The relief of summer after so many months, the relief of holidays and restorative laziness.
I is for Introspection, so quiet and truthful, so filled with meaning and depth. A solitary act, equally as necessary as oxygen, food, water, and good books. A doorway to your inner wheels and cogs. A quickening of the mind, a connection with the heart. A rash of goosebumps when lightbulbs click on.
H is for Handmade, beautiful objects made with passion and love. Knowledge and skill passed down through the years or new generations that feel a drive to learn and create. An attention to detail, an intrinsic exquisiteness. Hours and hours of work, a slow process within our busy life.
G is for green, so luscious and alive. A colour that grows, filled with limitless nuances. A sense of freedom and fresh air, of deep moss in the forest and sparkling dew on grass. The colour of Oz and the evil shade of envy.