My friend Maya treated me to a special lunch yesterday at Zuni Cafe. She asked me interesting questions about getting older.. Have you changed since you were young? Do you feel like people really know you? Do you think you’re more serious than you used to be?
And after answering mostly yes to these questions, that yeah, things feel more grave now and I am more measured and slower to act and maybe I don’t let go and have as much fun as I used to, we had the most hilarious photoshoot for hours. We giggled and chatted and I felt like I was 12 years old again at my favorite birthday party where I dressed up all of my friends and photographed them as if I was a famous fashion photographer.
And I realized that maybe not that much has changed at all, that maybe we think we change but really we are the same over and over again. Our circumstances change but our core never really does. This heartens me somehow.
“Mauve takes offense at my having said, “I am an artist” — which I do not take back, because that word included, of course, the meaning: always seeking without absolutely finding. As far as I know, that word means: “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in with all my heart.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
An interview with my dear friend SARK, who like Vincent, is in with all her heart.