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Not Here

Ricky Sencion

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May 4th, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Not Here

Welcome back to me! After being disconnected from the ‘real’ world for almost 7 days, I’m back from Tulum, Mexico. What an amazing time we had celebrating my brothers 50 birthday and 'life' in general! I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation. I feel refreshed yet curious about how it will be ‘getting back to normal.’

It feels a little weird typing on a computer and staring at a lit screen thinking about what to write. In few minutes, I’m walking to work. I can hear the LA traffic; it sounds loud! But what a beautiful sunny day it is.

I’m so grateful to have such an amazing family and group of friends that are loving, supportive, and best of all fun to be around with.

The piece here is titled, “Not Here.” For a few days in life, I was ‘not here.’ I was not in LA; I was not in the USA. I was not thinking about work or anything else; it was beautiful. The piece is inspired by my line of greeting cards called LITTLE Toursits. So far, they’ve been selling pretty well at my beloved Flight001.

How will this vacation inspire my art in the next few days or weeks? I’m curious.

Saint Augustine wrote, ““The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ”Unfortunately, I have not read many pages. I need to catch up. I can't wait to flip a new page.

But on this little trip to Tulum, I got half way done through reading Patti Smith’s book Just Kids. I’m in love with her way of storytelling; it’s beautifully written. And hearing about her life with Robert Mapplethorpe is fascinating; their journey as starving young artists in NYC is inspiring. I can’t wait to flip some pages tonight!

Celebrate life. Explore. Read. Live.


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