As people attempt to regain normalcy after the worst storm we have seen on the east coast in over 100 years, I can’t help but find myself drawn to the countless stories of selflessness, love and courage. As they say, during difficult times, the best and worst can come out of people and this tragedy proves to be a great teller of that tale.
Reading through the news daily, a common thread emerges steadily. In difficulty we grow closer, realizing how little we would have if we didn’t have each other. In light of how important human relationships are, with or without a disaster staring back at us, I’d like to dedicate this post to all the strong and resilient men and women out there, who put themselves at risk day after day to help others, because without them this city would be nothing.
Below, you will find an amazing couple I recently met through a mutual friend. I’ve been waiting for the right time to post these photos, and now feel’s more perfect than ever.
Sol Alonso, an extremely talented fashion designer from Uruguay, was here for a few months doing an internship at Marc Jacobs. Her boyfriend Harald, is a clarinet player in an experimental Jazz band in Denmark, and also painfully talented. I don’t know how they met, or any other details about their relationship, but from the moment I met them their love for each other was a transparent one, most visibly in the way that they coordinated unintentionally (note the bubble gum pink). They represent something that’s often a casualty of lost perspective, a unity despite the miles that stretch across them and their cultural differences. We should all take a note, not just from unexpected love, but also from all the unconditional humanity we have seen lately, and and stay true to our hearts, because it understands something we may cognitively not, and will usually lead us in the right direction, especially during trying times such as the ones we are facing. Thanks for entertaining my little ramble here, have an awesome week!