(photo: My hand. My cross. My living room.)

Our path. Hopefully, it is the shortest distance between two points. Well, at least that is what we all strive for. Most of us look for the shortcut, a way to unearth that predetermined path of least resistance. What if….and I say “if”, the path of least resistance is the worst path of them all?
There are things that could have been, and things that should have been. These outcomes are weighted by our own decisions.

The things that could be, are within our grasp, paths that are just still in need of a little illumination by the ones that walked it before us.

The things that should have been, become a blurred memory of either regret or self education.

Either way we look at it, we go through what we go through so that we may not just light our own path, but the paths of others. Illumination was created for the sole purpose of igniting one’s lost passions, and reigniting our own passions.

The difference can be made one way or the other. Whether it is through art, love, counsel, or written words, choose to illuminate your own path, so that we all can find our own way.



Dream Big. Love Hard.


(photo taken at Jekyll Island Plantation Brunswick, GA)


When I think of dreams, I do not discount their reality. They are there to push us forward towards a higher plane of existing.  They have an ability to guard our sanity and nurse us back to health.  We choose many different paths and outcomes in life. Some of those paths lead us straight to where we are supposed to be, and some of those paths force us to take a detour which is most definitely recoverable. Our dreams steady the wisest and the most foolish of choices, they force us to remember what we always wanted and desired for ourselves despite the sacrifice involved.
Dreams. Choice. Sacrifice. All three of these may be titanic in nature, but with balance, a fixed gaze, a courage forged out of hardship, and the steady hand of not just love of oneself, but also love for another,  can overcome anything in this crazy beautiful disaster we call life.
If anything…..Dream Big. Love Hard.

~ Love LO