I like to see you radiant. Surrounded by that bright energy that raises your lip corners. Your teeth shine in the sunlight and I know that you know. You know who you are. With roots deep in the ground and with a messy hair in the leafage. You know that everything is possible and that tickles your belly. No, it’s not butterflies that fly around crushing against the passing cars. It’s energy that wants to create. And only you decide what it will do.
I like to see you dancing with the music playing in your heart. Sometimes you sing without noticing. Remember that time when you caught yourself dancing while waiting for the green traffic light? Yes, I love you exactly like that. Self-sufficient. With your own music in your heart and your own rhythm in your body. That’s what makes you different and what makes you special.
I like to see your silly smile. And how you blush in front of him. Its so beautiful to see you real and free. Without any regrets. You know exactly who you are. And your confidence is what makes you sexy. I know, I know… Sometimes I just stare at you. But I’m not ashamed. I just want to understand you. You are like a book I’m dying to read.
Your mind fascinates me, but your heart is the treasure-box for the real knowledge. I want to learn from it. I want to feel all that it feels. I want to know all it knows. Actually, all the best qualities I have learned from it. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I wouldn’t listen to my heart. It inspires me.Photo by Lena Scherer
It was snowing outside when I was born on a cold Latvian winter night. Now I come from Europe, but at that time we were part of the Soviet Union. Growing up in these times of change gave me very permanent “it’s getting only better” feeling for the rest of my life. Sometimes so powerful, that I couldn’t wait for the better to come so I went looking for it… What have I understood? It is the matter of spirit. And my spirit needs to be free into nature.
I grew up in my grandma’s rose gardens, vegetable beds and wild tea meadows. From a girl to a woman I was raised by eco cosmetics brand Madara. Few years ago I left my job in an advertising agency and since then I have been collecting freckles and stories. Every time I look in a mirror, I see planting of corn and new underground caves discovered in Mexican jungle. I see picking mushrooms and berries in Latvian woods and marshes. And I see myself dancing around a fireplace in the deserts of California. There are walks on the beach, climbing in the mountains; there are sunrises, sunsets and swimming in the moonlight. There is a cold nose and hands dirty with soil. I see a reindeer in Lapland, a scorpion in a bed, turtles on the coast and a white rabbit but in a forest. And I see inspiring people next to me. Exactly to them I’m very grateful for this difficult-to-describe experience. But I will try. And if it inspires you too, it will be our common victory!
Why do I need all this? Glad you asked…