"I've always been a person who cared to talk about the real shit, real life, real feelings… I want to get to the heart of a person. I want to feel the freedom of living my authentic self, and in doing that I want to liberate others to do the same. At the risk of sounding like this is some noble cause… it's more that. It is a cause that is very close to my heart, and because of that I think it. perhaps resonates with people." - Alexa Mazzarello Photography talking about her new baby, The Elephant Project.
"I’m trying to ask simpler question's, but I can’t find a simple question?" I say to Alexa, frustrated.
She is silent at first, then begins. "Yesterday I visited my aunt in the hospital. She maybe weighs 85 lbs now… and what I realized is that as we die we literally just become more of Love. There is only Love left. I can't even begin to explain the weight of the experience to be there with her, to hug her, and to hear her tell me how proud she is of me. I am sitting with all this and going to write it into a piece this week. In terms of simple questions, fuck yes, the questions are goddam simple. How can we be kinder? How can I be more of Love?"
"Damn," I say woken by how potent her words are, knowing I can be a better me as she guides my finger towards myself.