When I’m stressed, I love to run down to this waterfront park, a long pier at the end of a one mile stretch of road from my apartment. My reward for running without stopping is the moment of collision with the endless expanse of blue water; relief for my eyes and soul. And in that moment, I stop, breathless and panting, looking out over the horizon for ten, twenty minutes. I savor the view, imagine my mind grasping it in a fist and filing it away. With hundreds of mental photographs, I finally force my body to reverse course and run home. Once I turn, it is like I need to close my eyes and run without noticing anything around me. It is too painful to consciously leave the water behind. Finally home, I am exhausted, but also energized, ready to meet the world with my snapshots of this beautiful, inexplicable place.
Vince Camuto vest, Forever 21 sweater, London Jean cords, Michael Kors flats, Alex & Ani bracelets
Photography by Joseph Landing