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V.I.P., 2014 by Cordy Ryman

F: Have you had any meaningful conversations this week?

L: Definitely! I have been keeping myself pretty busy lately and have had evening plans with friends almost every day since I’ve been back in NYC. What I have found particularly meaningful are instances in which friends have acknowledged some of the loss I’ve experienced lately and are willing to listen to me talk about it. I feel pretty lucky to have as many people care about me as I do & it makes me want to be a better friend in return.

F: What is something that you have learned over the past couple of weeks?

L: When you have the opportunity to see someone you love on their deathbed, go.

F: Show me a picture out of your window.

L: Lots of activity down below!

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F: What are you looking forward to?

L: My future! I have a lot of ideas for some creative pursuits and partnerships and I’m going to spend the next phase of life trying to materialize them. It feels exciting.

F: What is your desktop background and why?

L: I’ve been rocking this pretty lady for some time, ’cause I like her moves!

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The past few weeks have been full of various forms of transition for me, so much so that life is feeling a little like it is happening somewhere outside the normal measure of time.  Things are moving very fast, and very slow.  Farrell once said to me, “No worry, no hurry.”  It’s a silly and simple little phrase that has popped into my head so many times since I first heard it.  It is a much faster way to say this, which re-finds me every time I need it.  

*Above image: Helmut Newton for Vogue Paris, June/July 1973

Hi everyone! We hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here are this week’s pics:

Lauren – New York, NY

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don’t make the scene. be.

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Four chairs, Ludlow St.

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Birgit Brenner at Marc Straus Gallery

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Nails, nails, nails, nails, nails on Chrytie St.

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Farrell – Los Angeles, CA

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Team retreat in Big Bear, CA

Team retreat in Big Bear, CA

Filled with arts and crafts

Filled with arts and crafts

..jumping and swimming...

…jumping and swimming…

and Aqua Flight!

and Aqua Flight!

IMG_3246I got back to New York on Sunday night and have been slowly reacquainting myself with life here, reluctantly easing my way back in for fear of moving away from all the sadness and beauty of the past week.  Last night I sat down at my computer, unsure of what to post I mindlessly began tumbling through this site until I saw a link that simply said Listen.  I clicked, this played:

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This past weekend we said goodbye to one of the most important people in our lives. Suz lived with us for many years while we were growing up and basically played the role of a third parent in our family. Suz was an ever-present source of love and support to each of us; we loved her more than I could ever begin to convey in words. She will be forever remembered, forever missed and forever a part of us.

Suz’s Life Lessons

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