Adrift is an autobiographical view, exploring the theme of a broken relationship through poetically reflective narratives, writings and portrayals of emotion. It depicts past memories of objects and places that create feelings and reminders of the relationship. Moving into the present and the drift itself I captured melancholic self portraits portraying intimate captures of emotion and moments of reflection.
Thinking back to when we first laid eyes, lit the spark,
Our smiles grew contagious, glowing like stars.
We’d lay for hours, sharing life stories and dreams,
The feelings grew stronger, like waves from the sea.
I still can’t come to terms with how we strayed,
But hope in time I’ll accept it, someday...
I miss our little walks,
Late night smiles and talks,
The feeling I got when you were near,
Of comfort, of warmth, like I could feel no fear.
I miss the adventures we had and planned,
The sunsets by the ocean we watched, sat in the sand,
All our notes we sent, whilst you were away,
When the only thing I wanted was just for you to stay.
Looking back at the photographs, thinking of the memories,
Moments I know from my mind will never leave,
Though I may be broken, bruised and hurting,
These feelings I’m facing, they’re a part of life’s journey,
I’ll make mistakes, learn from them,
watch my spirits day by day lift,
But you and me, us... all we are now is adrift.
These memories will always be part of me,
Little moments of life’s journey,
What hurt back then, will heal with time,
And just like the ocean after a storm, I will rise...