Optical Delusion

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness...” Albert Einstein, 1954

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I have these moments. Riding drift wood in plain view. Surrounded by the city.

And with a spoonful of somehow

I'm the only one:

in the window seat during lunch rush / on the hum of the parade / on the daydream of the dance

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It's as if, if I imagine it,

eyelashes closed tight, I'm floating

on the periphery.

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Surfing in the atmosphere along side them

I call out.

To the tourist, the spectators, the lovers, the friends...

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And then, we're in it.

A blushing sky, a cotton candy spark, like nothing else.

Traversing the eclipse and the equinox

together, no matter how far away.

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photos taken with VSCO in New Orleans
Btw, today I'm on the West Coast; a few days in LA and then across the Pacific for a week.
I'm feeling a calmness, can't even feel the traffic and the noise. The palm trees, they've got my back.
I skipped around DTLA today and explored Old Chinatown.
Took in the view on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel and thought about how much is out there.
And how lucky each day is.
Keep your eyes open you guys. Take care of every little thing around you and all the ones you love.
Empathy and compassion. It can be so easy.
Sharing your good days, can change someone's bad.
Catch ya from the islands in a few days.

 

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".