Sunday, January 5, 2014

52 portraits // 1

This year, I'll be posting a portrait every week.  These are folks in my life who, in ways big and small, influence and inspire me, show me love, and teach me things.  They may be acquaintances or lifelong friends.  The first falls into that second category.


This is my older sister, Shannon Greene.  Beautiful, isn't she? There doesn't seem to be a good starting point in describing her - I could talk circles about this girl.

Anyone who meets her will agree - she is mysterious.  Even as her sister - even as close as I feel to her - she is naturally elusive.  Just when you think you have her, just when you feel that you know her, you glimpse another facet of her character and you realize - this girl is otherworldly, wild.  In the midst of the cool-girl charm she puts off so effortlessly, it's not hard to realize that she couldn't care less about it.  She is genuine to her core.

Shannon's loves are not fickle; the objects of her affection are held so tightly and with such reverence, you find yourself loving those same things when you're around her.  Whether it's a book, a ritual, a band, a man - the things she loves are bound tightly in her focus, and she does not sway from them easily.  She bakes a mean banana pudding, makes a cup of tea that takes you places, and writes words that do the same.  Being with her is always an adventure.

Steadfast, ethereal, smart as a whip - that's my sister.

8 comments:

  1. Love, is what this is

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  2. This is such a sweet and absolutely beautiful portrait...both the photograph and your words. Just discovered your blog (thru your lovely Instagram) and am looking forward to this series! Happy New Year to you! Xoxo, Lauren.

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    1. thank you Lauren! I'm so glad you found me. I looked at your blog - love it :) I'm so glad you stumbled my way, and thank you for your kind words!

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    1. thank you so much, it's from my heart :)

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  4. I love this idea! What a great way to celebrate all your favorite people throughout the year! I'm now trying to think if I could come up with 52 haha... Can't wait to see more!

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    1. hey kyra! :)

      thank you for stopping by! I took a look at your blog - your family is so beautiful!

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