blue eyes

Eric Davison, Canon 300D

This is my beautiful friend Eric Davison. The night before I met him I said to my roommate, “I’m going to meet someone new tomorrow!” and there he was…

I picked him up sitting outside of Starbuck’s in Santa Barbara. (Wouldn’t you have?!) He was reading a book and claims that I was very persistent {read: annoying} in getting his attention. I asked him questions until he had to pay attention to me {My husband and I call this the ‘pay me to stop’ method}. Nevertheless, it worked and we went to a play that night and have been friends ever since.

I may have mentioned before that I play a divination game sometimes with the dictionary. I concentrate on a question, close my eyes, point to a word, and wherever my finger lands is the answer. When I asked about Eric I got, “kinetic theory” which is basically electrons that collide and gather energy before they go their separate ways.

This describes our friendship so beautifully. I don’t get to see Eric often, but every time I do, I feel energized, inspired, and look at my life in a new way. He gives me courage because he believes in me so wholeheartedly & reminds me of the part of me that is fearless and confident, creative and superheroic. We seem to have an ongoing conversation about life, love, healing and what it means to live your life fully. We could talk for hours about the stuff…

Eric is a brilliant actor and the most lovely of humans. If you see him drinking a latte anywhere near you, give him your best pickup line.

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Hi, I’m Andrea

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As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. nicole

    I’m so envious of people that can just talk to strangers as if it’s nothing. I’m working on that….

  2. Donavan

    I just dictionary divinated.
    Moppet: A Young Child.
    I love Dictionary Divination!
    And I love you, Moppet.
    Hooray for nouns!

  3. eduarda

    it’s beautiful what you just wrote :o)
    you make beautiful things…love your work

  4. Deb

    A beautiful man…a beautiful friendship…a beautiful story.

  5. Sari

    Your story inspires me to talk to more people, you never know what kind of friendship you will find.

  6. erika

    I am not one of those people that can just strike up a conversation with someone. I wish this wasn’t the case.
    O and this is another FINE friend of yours. Oh my 🙂 Is it my turn to be “Keried” yet? 😉 You’ve got skills.
    Keried – to be introduced to one of Andrea’s gorgeous friends, to fall in love with one of Andrea’s gorgeous friends (and vice versa), get married, and live happily ever after. >=o) lol!

  7. saadiq

    Wow. You’re a little crazy. Not an illegal amount. Just enough to be interesting. It must be really fun being your friend. I also want to say that I think it’s a little easier for women to talk to random people. But I certainly encourage everyone to try it.

  8. jenn

    this is a great story. i love that you force people out of their comfort zones just enough to have a great time and learn something new about themselves or new and exciting stranger.

  9. whitney

    sometimes I crave new friendship–the kind which makes you stay up late to talk or go on long, winding drives in the middle of nowhere–that I get persistent, maybe even bossy in my attempts to hang out with new folks. I liked your story because in a way it gives me (and anyone else who reads it) permission to really go after the desire. hooray for persistence and making friends. it’s easy to think that we’ve our fill and stop.

  10. JC

    Is there any chance that he will be moving to NC?

  11. Emily

    love this entry. and he’s got soulful eyes. and in the link you provided, a hairline like jude law’s. 🙂

  12. Mary Catherine

    I admire you for so many things, and aspire to be more open to new friendships in this way. What a gift! 🙂

  13. olgica

    i love this entry’s title.. it made me sing:
    “Blue eyes, baby’s got blue eyes,
    like the blue blue sky,
    on a blue blue day!”
    Man, how I love this song… it’s so melancholy 😀
    Thank you!!!!

  14. Bianca

    What a great photo, and what a beautiful story!

  15. Keri Smith

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha he
    i’m cryin over here!

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  24. katherine

    my good galloping god: you do know the most beautiful men . . . dang, girl 🙂 K

  25. Julia

    Gorgeous guy!!! I love your fearlessness at being able to strike up conversations with complete strangers. How magical too, that this beautiful man turned out to be one of your most cherished friends.

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