MoonPi at home

15 November 2021
What a wild kind of week it’s been, I feel like I’ve been floating in and out of different days, and they’ve all been feeling like different realms. Each sunset happens earlier and earlier, and I’ve been waking up earlier than ever lately. It’s been 90 degrees for the past three days, and it’s made me reckon with my total annoyance at being uncomfortable (which feels hilariously petty, I grew up with it staying hot even after the sun set, where’d my tolerance go). At any rate, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home and trying to not let the heat convince me that my only option is to be horizontal.  Every time I get up and create movement, I gain momentum, and then, wouldn’t you know it, I feel better.

Jennie is a dear friend of mine, she’s wildly talented and makes all sorts of things. Her main project is MoonPi Jewelry, I have a few pieces of hers that I’ve worn for years and will wear for all the years to come. They make me feel sturdy and good. The things she makes can weather through real life, and my real life involves a lot of clanging around and being a little wild at times. Anyways! I got to photograph some of her work, it was nice to take my time and watch the light change, and see what pieces worked best where.

What’s funny is that the heat was convincing me of burdens, when really all it is a chance to play. I recently saw this Ram Das quote, every time I read it I feel  it carries me a little bit higher, “You can do it like it’s a great weight on you, or you can do it like a dance.” Reframing things is funny. We can always make things lighter, grateful for that.