Today we are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a day when we celebrate not only his birthday but also our civil rights, that we are all different and together we are stronger than as a collection of individuals. No matter where we are from, what color is our skin, or what language we speak, together we are strong and if we help each other and celebrate our uniqueness, each of us will live a much happier life.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend”. Who do you love? Whom do you care about? If someone asked for your help, would you look past their visual and look straight into their heart, knowing that they may have had a hard life but deep down they have a good heart?
I connect deeply to unique individuals. When I was little, I was singled out and bullied for having copper red hair and for being different. I take this with me every single day. I am not upset anymore, I have long since forgiven those who were causing me pain, but I make it a point to let others know how amazing they are, that it is their unique and special gifts that make one a beautiful soul.
This portrait I enclose with this article is that of Shoshana Priestess, you can learn more about her on her website Priestess Works. This portrait is very fitting because it is showcasing her tribal heritage and it is partly that which makes her absolutely beautiful. I have discovered that our heritage is a part of what makes us who we are and capturing that part of you creates a very magical portrait. What do you think?