Wednesday, March 19, 2008

this is XIII and behind him is wes, dylan and henry.

i've known XIII for almost 2 years now and he has always struck me as being one of the smartest and more complex personalities amongst the street youth culture here.
he's also incredibly resourceful (an ex-army guy) and he has this almost superhuman will that is absolutely unstoppable. he went down to portland recently and just sent me a note to say that he's been clean for a week and is going to try to get a job there. i wish him all the best and i'll miss him like crazy.

being part of this family means lots of opportunities to realize impermanence and practice letting go. it can still be difficult not to get attached. but i am learning..


Blogger aNaY said...

Definitely that second picture is a great portrait!

Even if life is full of goodbyes, I would always prefer to get attached. It is painful to say goodbye, but when you get attached to somebody, part of the person stays in the heart. Keep that.


11:11 AM  
Blogger iamkatia said...

ahh, ana, i think you misunderstood how i use the word 'attached'.
Love (which has nothing to do with attachment) is what keeps the person in your heart.
and that i have much of! :))


11:39 AM  
Blogger aNaY said...

Oh sorry... I thought "attached" meant that you felt close... But at least you did understood me ;-) And I really know you have much of it ;-)


2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

curiously, the first one suits more your description, i feel.

my respect for him and his "cause", and for yours (mine also)


7:57 AM  
Blogger iamkatia said...

hi boo. :)

yes, the first one is the one i like.
the 2nd is over-processed i think.
but he likes it that way, so..

*mwah! and talk soon.


12:34 PM  

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