I am a 'People Watcher'
While I was away in the Big Apple - I found myself People Watching
And it occurred to me that I hadn't done that in a very long time
It was actually one of my favourite pass times
Watching people as they went about with their everyday lives
New York City was ripping at the seems with very interesting characters
All very different.
I would watch as they strolled Central Park - alone - except for their 4 dogs
Or walking hand-in-hand with their loved one.
Sitting on the subway - dressed in fishnets, knee pads and crocks.
What was she wearing?!
Did she intend to dress so 'out there'?
Did she think she looked good - was I about to see a trend of knee pads UNDER stockings?
Did she care what she looked like?
Did she even know?
I sat on the subway - discretely watching this woman - as she seemed to have no care in the world.
Not because she looked so ridiculous
But because I admired her confidence to be herself.
Perhaps she wasn't this confident woman at all
But that's what I wanted to see
Instead of a woman who dressed this way as protection
Protection from other people.
Because she had no social skills - no confidence to talk to anyone
She was a recluse
If she dressed this way - people would think she was crazy
And they'd avoid her
And she would succeed in avoiding conversation.
At the end of the day, though
No one knows what goes on behind closed doors
No one knows what we are thinking -
What haunts our thoughts.
Just because she chooses to live that way
Because she chooses to be different
Doesn't mean she's crazy - or maybe she is.
If we were all the same - life would be a pretty dull place
People watching would be boring!
For me - shooting boudoir is like people watching
It's just more interactive.
I get to know people's story
I get to know a little about each person
I get to see how each and every person is different
And I get to help these different people - embrace themselves - and have the confidence to stand out!
Boudoir is for EVERYONE!