Gaya Erlings

Someday...

Gaya Erlings
Someday...

Like the green light in The Great Gatsby, every dreamer has a lighthouse, a beacon of hope, inspiration, a second pulse that keeps you going and gives your deepest desires a face and a shape. For me, Radio City Music Hall is one of those beacons. During my summer pilgrimage to New York, I walked the halls, touched up my makeup in the beautiful, deco-inspired restrooms and cried in my seat as I watched Amos Lee in concert. This experience threw a heavy dose of gasoline on the already raging fire in my belly. 
"This stage will be mine someday" - these words pressed against the walls of my lips, aching to come out of my mouth. Fighting the avalanche of self-criticism that came with desiring such a thing, I fought hard to hold on to the powerful feeling of wanting something so much. 

As a reminder of the incredible vulnerability that cloaks the act of reaching for something that is seemingly beyond my reach, I returned to the street, this time with collaborator Naomi Rader, to freeze this feeling in a picture - something I can hold on to every time I doubt my path. Something that will say "all in good time, my love!"