Awake, dear heart, awake.


“Awake, dear heart, awake. Thou hast slept well. Awake.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest

I love this quote. I don’t know Shakespeare intimately, and I had to Google “tempest quotes” (which is what this image felt like) – but it was an instant fit.

The flock of seagulls flying through the image, just after a sudden downpour of rain, are like the scattering of dreams after waking.

The dark right side of the shot gradually giving way to light on the left side, is like the gradual transition into waking, from deep slumber.

Is your heart asleep? Are you denying the beautiful spirit you have inside you, because you’re hitting the snooze button each day?

Listen to Shakespeare. Awake, dear heart, awake. Thou hast slept well. Awake.

It’s time to be YOU.

Be fiercely creative. Be honest. Be gentle. Be inspiring. Be all the amazing awesomeness you have inside your heart. Awake, and let it out. I, for one, want to see your unique gift shared with the world.

But, I think, so do you. You really want to share your gifts, when it all comes down to it. So stop snoozing. Awake.

With love,
Israel. xo