Everything worthwhile comes in twos. Everything we want requires someone else. They need to be there to be part of the shared moment. Even if they just remain in the room and drift off with other thoughts, their presence is felt.
This transaction is constantly moving back and forth, through gestures with your eyes, hands or thoughts. It is the way you stay silent as they speak and how you remain by their side. It is being alright with silence, when you have the pressure to talk in every other scenario.
They are moments that move from feeling to feeling, a present and eventual look into the future, but through small but not trivial moments. As two balloons share a space and dance around the room, one gets lower the other rises to the ceiling. They will eventually fall into each others arm's once again.
These social conventions enter our most personal relationships. Our closest connections once started with small talk, but the underlying understanding of each other is undoubtedly the fundamental aspect. It is the glue that keeps everyone together, and ultimately patches us the loose moments in your life. When you might have doubt or worries about the coming moments ahead.
A simple gesture, I love you, I love you too. The words linger in the representations as an organic process reveals itself. The before and after aspect demonstrates a sense of time shifting. Through hand gestures as people get closer and confined within their bond. The younger model of a piano transforms into a father figure, sharing the space at different times, at different moments in their lives. These connections are loose and come from our instinctive need to have others in our life. A family, a lover, a friend and eventually a new family. It is the cycle of life. A cycle we all take once were prepared for it. It is a decision we can make at any point.
These moments are fast.
They exist for a second and photography makes it real, remembered and eventually a memory. As two bodies shift closer to each other on the suede sofa. The material shifting back and forth as limbs clamber driven by passion and curiosity. The spark existing between two people, even for a few seconds. Our actions make it all happen, but the feeling has to exist. As hands lock and people form into one there is a moment where everything disappears and nothing else matters for that moment.
It is the best healer. It can cure a broken view on the world. It can give us a new set of eyes again. The world is a pretty beautiful place and these realizations, these confrontations make us powerful. They also dismantle us.
This dismantling process is slow and requires for a rebuilding process but the memories form you as person. Each confrontation reveals something about you, something you didn't know. It shows what you want and what you don't.
These memories exist as records. The photographs carry this power to reunite with older memories that exist in our minds whenever we want to access them.
They drive and move us further. They move us into the people we are meant to be, and who we will eventually love.
It is the second part of your life opened up with an 'i love you' and 'i love you too'. As their expression, their presence, everything about them makes you soar even if its is a Monday.
The sentiment can stick in your mind and provides a barricade from anything you approach.
It is a life changing realisation and makes everything before in your life make sense. It is the reason we are here.