COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: ᴿⁱˢᵉ ᵘᵖ ᵗʰⁱˢ ᵐᵒʳⁿⁱⁿ’

ᴿⁱˢᵉ ᵘᵖ ᵗʰⁱˢ ᵐᵒʳⁿⁱⁿ’,
ˢᵐⁱˡᵉᵈ ʷⁱᵗʰ ᵗʰᵉ ʳⁱˢⁱⁿ’ ˢᵘⁿ,
ᵀʰʳᵉᵉ ˡⁱᵗᵗˡᵉ ᵇⁱʳᵈˢ
ᴾⁱᵗᶜʰ ᵇʸ ᵐʸ ᵈᵒᵒʳˢᵗᵉᵖ
ˢⁱⁿᵍⁱⁿ’ ˢʷᵉᵉᵗ ˢᵒⁿᵍˢ
ᴼᶠ ᵐᵉˡᵒᵈⁱᵉˢ ᵖᵘʳᵉ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵗʳᵘᵉ,
ˢᵃʸⁱⁿ’, ⁽”ᵗʰⁱˢ ⁱˢ ᵐʸ ᵐᵉˢˢᵃᵍᵉ ᵗᵒ ʸᵒᵘ⁻ᵒᵘ⁻ᵒᵘ:”⁾
ˢⁱⁿᵍⁱⁿ’: “ᵈᵒⁿ’ᵗ ʷᵒʳʳʸ ‘ᵇᵒᵘᵗ ᵃ ᵗʰⁱⁿᵍ,
‘ᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ᵉᵛᵉʳʸ ˡⁱᵗᵗˡᵉ ᵗʰⁱⁿᵍ ᵍᵒⁿⁿᵃ ᵇᵉ ᵃˡˡ ʳⁱᵍʰᵗ.”
ᴮᵒᵇ ᴹᵃʳˡᵉʸ


5may2020. Cocoa Beach, Florida.

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝓌𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒹𝓇𝑜𝓌𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

“𝒲𝑒’𝓇𝑒 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓀𝒾𝓃𝒹 𝑜𝒻 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝓌𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒹𝓇𝑜𝓌𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔.” .
― 𝐻𝒶𝓇𝓊𝓀𝒾 𝑀𝓊𝓇𝒶𝓀𝒶𝓂𝒾, 𝒩𝑜𝓇𝓌𝑒𝑔𝒾𝒶𝓃 𝒲𝑜𝑜𝒹
Watashitachi wa mina, kimyōde, nejire, oborete iru nodesu.


ᴿⁱˢᵉ ᵘᵖ ᵗʰⁱˢ ᵐᵒʳⁿⁱⁿ’
ˢᵐⁱˡᵉᵈ ʷⁱᵗʰ ᵗʰᵉ ʳⁱˢⁱⁿ’ ˢᵘⁿ
ᵀʰʳᵉᵉ ˡⁱᵗᵗˡᵉ ᵇⁱʳᵈˢ
ᴾⁱᵗᶜʰ ᵇʸ ᵐʸ ᵈᵒᵒʳˢᵗᵉᵖ
ˢⁱⁿᵍⁱⁿ’ ˢʷᵉᵉᵗ ˢᵒⁿᵍˢ
ᴼᶠ ᵐᵉˡᵒᵈⁱᵉˢ ᵖᵘʳᵉ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵗʳᵘᵉ
ˢᵃʸⁱⁿ’, ᵗʰⁱˢ ⁱˢ ᵐʸ ᵐᵉˢˢᵃᵍᵉ ᵗᵒ ʸᵒᵘ
ˢⁱⁿᵍⁱⁿ’ ᵈᵒⁿ’ᵗ ʷᵒʳʳʸ ᵃᵇᵒᵘᵗ ᵃ ᵗʰⁱⁿᵍ…


5abril2020. Cocoa Beach, FL


i’ve tried to find the answers to all the questions they ask. i know it’s impossible to go living through the past.
when the rain fall, it don’t fall on one man’s housetop.
woe to the downpressors. they eat the bread of sad tomorrow.
as a man sow, shall he reap. and i know that talk is cheap.
are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
every day we pay the price with a little sacrifice.
i don’t want to wait in vain for your love.
in life i know there’s lots of grief.
let jah moon come shining in.
don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing’s gonna be alright. 
rise up this morning. smiled with the rising sun.
is there a place for the hopeless sinner who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?


Captions = lyrics from Bob Marley’s “Exodus” album.

april 2019. San Jose, Costa Rica. 


“You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that’s why I’m scared when you say you love me.”
Bob Marley


22mar14. Los Angeles, CA.



“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
Bob Marley

9NOV13. Wynwood, Miami, FL.