Home from Florida, where it was so lovely for a few weeks of swimming, sunshine, and, on the one overcast slightly rainy day, with husband and mother, a walk through Green Cay (where I took these photos).
Sleepy still, and probably jet lagged, and trying to nip a bug in the bud, but I keep thinking about my good dear friend Pia Getty, and her film, AXIS OF LIGHT. And how surreal her life is, and her world, and how she doesn't have to do this: make films about artists around the world (her first takes place in China, and Axis of Light focuses on eight middle eastern artists).
It is such a beautiful film. I want to help her to get it seen by as many people as possible. It is an important film. Especially now, as I think of the good people of Syria, and pray that the forces of good in this world can save them. As I think of Maria Colvin, and late last night, watching her colleague and friend, Paul Conroy, speak of her courage and her humanity. And how irrelevant it feels, fashion weeks (I chose this season to skip out on the whole thing, and I don't regret my choice) and how my friend Pia could spend all her time flying around to fashion weeks, or buying shoes, (altho she does, let's face it, have some great shoes), and instead - besides being a wonderful mother of four, and having such a rich, full social life - she chooses to focus on WHAT MATTERS.
And I can't really speak what I feel, what's in my heart - my brain doesn't seem to work - but I feel so grateful, so so grateful: for my life, for the love and friendship of my friends and family. I had the privilege of riding with Pia to her London premiere of the film, at Christies, and it will have its world premiere at the end of the month.
It seems that most of my time these past few weeks, swimming, quieting my mind, has been caught up in images of water, of nature, reflections of light. This isn't even what I meant to say, or show - I seem to have lost the ability to articulate, and the more I type, the more inarticulate I feel - but I guess I have the rest of my life to strive for better ways to express what I see and what I feel. What I mostly feel now is love, and light. And an overwhelming sense that we are all connected. And what we do, or don't do, MATTERS.
More about Axis of Light: www.piagettyfilms.com