and I know myself as Beauty. Not the ego self boosting beauty but the knowing and the appreciation of who I am and my life path here. I just feel so much gratitude to this life for being here for me and me for it. The deep gratitude in my heart is far greater than anything I can wear or any make up I may put on or even the most beautiful picture of me. Even as a young famous model I put the heart before the looks, the longing and the appreciation before the gratification. The longing to know the essence of life and it`s highest potential. I know now. I know gratitude. And I walk every step with appreciation for my being here, right here. Even when I`m sad I know this. I embrace myself with my own love and it is beautiful. This is where my long journey has brought me and right now I stand in the gateway with a vast land in front of me and a vast land behind. Both present future and past are part of the ever present endless now.
After the L`Oreal Photo session with Peter Lindbergh I took the bus to les Tuileries, a parc near le Louvre in Paris.I always do this, make a connection to nature in some way. At les Tuileries there is this water pool and fountain where I had a moment of rest, slept a while in the chair, looked at the sky and the water and connected to my inner being. Grateful for the work and the meetings I just had there and the meeting with this young Japanese student sitting next to me who took the picture…and then my walk continued….
Photo: Young Japanese student next to me