…so she stood up, dusted herself off, cleaned up the wound and started walking again
It hurt for a while, but she had no time for pain. She had to keep going
And then, the unthinkable happened... It was a heart. A brand new heart. It was the most precious thing she hade ever seen, entirely made out of trust
She had battles to fight and she didn’t want to risk the treasure she had just found... So she went down to the shore, grabbed some oak logs and built a small chest
She knew the wood was resistant enough to stand the weather and the time at sea; and the heart’s beat was strong enough to find its way down to the highland’s shore
“A sacrifice worth making, for it its safe. I will hear its beat again, when the time is right” she said
The wound on her chest had healed completely, leaving a large scar. But she learned to appreciate this scar, as a symbol of her own bravery and strength
And at the end of every day, she would go sit on the shore... waiting for her “home” to come back to her. “It is safe” she said…
Ever since the day I wrote this story, I've been wanting to illustrate it, for its meaning is so important to me that words were just never enough. And as it turns out, after postponing the photoshoot for over a month, the stars alligned and we were finally able to make them, and I could not be happier with the result. The lesson? Its just a matter of patience and faith. Dream, and work to make those dream happen, and if they are meant to, they will... and it all does work out in the end.
Even if the tale has no fairy, I had 2 amazing ones that made these photos possible:
Eva Bendaña (Photographer)
Alejandro Ayon (Makeup Artist)
Desde el dia en que escribi esta historia, supe que tenia que ilustrarla; significa tanto para mi que solo las palabras no eran suficientes. Despues de postergar la sesion por mas de un mes, de alguna forma (y como siempre en mi vida) las estrellas se alinearon y el resultado supero todas mis expectativas. La leccion? Todo es cuestion de paciencia y fe. Hay que soñar y trabajar para hacerlos realidad. Si de verdad son para nosotros, nuestros sueños siempre nos encuentran... y al final, todo resulta.
Aun si en mi historia no hay hadas madrinas, para las fotos yo tuve 2 que las hicieron posibles:
Eva Bendaña (Fotografa)