I must say, this is such a crazy period.
There is so much going on...
New people who I am having the great lick to meet, as they are all very special and happening to bring new inspiration in my life in very different ways.
New experiences which are bringing me to new places and teaching me new things whose existence I've never even imagined about.
New ideas, most of them coming out in the most random situations, but which are turning out to be much more interesting that I've expected.
Of course, I want to share everything of this with you and that is making my list of things I want to post about longer and longer...
...but don't worry! :)
We will deal with everything step by step, and I hope that all this universe of influences that happens to be my life will not make you feel confused and that you'll just feel a little inspired as I do when I think about all the marvelous things that are outside there, and that are just waiting to find their spot in the world.
Isn't it exciting that we get to talk about them from the very beginning of their story?
Isn't it so great that we get to see their development, and that we can hope to be able one day to say:
"I remember how it was at the beginning!".
That's what I love the most... get to see the creative process developing, growing, changing in the mind and in the work of these people, and of myself as well, as I feel like a piece of this big puzzle which is waiting to find its right position.
...let's get down to business. Today I'd like to share with you one of the random ideas I've been telling you before.
This one is probably a very good example, as it came out very late at night, while Chiara and I were chilling in the living room, trying to think about something to do as we had the photographic studio booked for practice day later.
What if we gave a role to each other?
What if one of us was a Devil?
What if the other was an Angel?
What if their role were then changing?
And most of all: What about our friend Michael, who happened to be practicing with us?
That was the very beginning of what then became our first photo story, as I liked our idea so much that I decided to write it down as it was an actual story, to which we then combined our pictures.
That's what I'm showing you today, I hope you'll enjoy it...
Feel free to comment, both positively or negatively, your voice is going to be heard and taken into great consideration!
I promise... ;)
ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WERE A DEVIL AND AN ANGEL.
THE DEVIL LIKED TO DO MEAN THINGS, AND MAKE JOKES TO THE HUMAN BEINGS.
BUT THE JOKES WERE NOT FUNNY.
THE DEVIL WAS ALWAYS UNHAPPY AND USED TO FEEL SATISFIED ONLY WHEN HIS ANNOYANCES WERE SUCCESSFUL:
THE WORSE THE DEVIL WAS BEHAVING, THE HAPPIER HE WAS.
THE ANGEL ON THE OTHER SIDE LIKED TO HELP PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD AND HAPPY.
THE ANGEL WAS CHEERFUL AND LOVED TO SPREAD GOOD FEELINGS AROUND HIM.
THE ANGEL USED TO TAKE CARE OF HUMAN BEINGS IF THEY WERE IN TROUBLE.
WHEN THE ANGEL WAS AROUND, EVERYBODY USED TO THINK POSITIVELY
AND FEEL COMFORTABLE AND HOPEFUL TOWARD THEIR LIVES.
AND THEN, THERE WAS MICHAEL.
HE WAS A NORMAL BOY, GOING TO A NORMAL SCHOOL, SPENDING HIS TIME WITH HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS AS WELL AND CULTIVATING NORMAL INTERESTS.
DREAMING NORMAL DREAMS.
BUT MICHAEL ALSO HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL.
THAT'S WHY BOTH THE DEVIL AND THE ANGEL WERE VERY CURIOUS ABOUT THIS APPARENTLY NORMAL FELLOW WHO INSTEAD HAPPENED TO BE VERY SPECIAL.
SINCE THE DEVIL AND THE ANGEL GOT INTERESTED IN MICHAEL, THEY BECAME TWO VERY DIFFERENT SIDES OF HIS PERSONALITY.
A GOOD ONE.
AND A BAD ONE.
BUT MOST OF ALL, THEY STARTED TO INFLUENCE MICHAEL'S LIFE A LOT.
THE ANGEL TRYING TO TAKE CAR OF HIM
EVERY TIME HE HAPPENED TO BE IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION.
STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO HIM...
...AND MAKING HIM FEEL SAFE...
...EVEN IF HE DIDN'T KNOW WHY HE WAS FEELING THAT WAY!
THE DEVIL ANNOYING HIM AND TRYING TO GET RID OF THE ANGEL'S HELP.
THE DEVIL LOVED IT...
...BECAUSE BY ANNOYING MICHAEL AFTER THE ANGEL HAD HELPED HIM...
...HE COULD HURT BOTH OF THEM.
THE ANGEL WAS VERY PATIENT, AS ALL THE ANGELS ARE, BUT ONE DAY HE GOT VERY TIRED OF THIS SITUATION.
THE ANGEL AND THE DEVIL THEN STARTED TO FIGHT.
WHILE FIGHTING THE ANGEL REALIZED HE WAS VERY UPSET TRYING TO HELP EVERYBODY WITH NO RESULT AS THE DEVIL WAS HURTING THEM ALL AFTERWORD.
THE DEVIL ON THE OTHER HAND REALIZED THAT HE WAS TIRED OF SPENDING TIME HURTING PEOPLE WHO WERE THEN GOING TO BE RESCUED BY THE ANGEL.
THEY DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING, BUT WITH NO EXPLANATION THEY STARTED TO BEHAVE IN THE OPPOSITE WAY FROM THE ONE THEY WERE USED TO...
...THE ANGEL STARTED TO ENJOY BEING MEAN.
HURTING MICHAEL INSTEAD OF RESCUING HIM.
BUT NEITHER THE ANGEL'S JOKES WERE FUNNY...
...NOT AT ALL.
THE DEVIL STARTED TO FEEL LIKE RESCUING MICHAEL AFTER HE HAD BEEN HURT.
AND TAKING CARE OF HIM WHEN NECESSARY.
IMAGINE HOW CONFUSED POOR MICHAEL WAS AT THIS POINT,
FEELING LIKE THERE WERE TWO SIDES OF HIM FIGHTING TO GET HIM.
ONE WHICH WAS APPARENTLY GOOD...
...BUT TURNED TO BE BAD.
THE OTHER ONE WHICH LOOKED BAD...
...BUT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD.
AND THEY BOTH WANTED TO GET HIM.
BOTH OF THEM.
AND INFLUENCE HIS BEHAVIOR WITH HIS NORMAL FRIENDS, HIS CHOICES IN HIS NORMAL LIFE AND HIS NORMAL SCHOOL'S GRADES.
THAT WAS FOR SURE SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN VERY OFTEN.
IN FACT, WE USE TO THINK THAT WHEN SOMETHING IS BAD OR GOOD IT JUST IS, AN THAT'S IT.
BUT WHEN DOES BAD BECOMES GOOD OR VICE VERSA?
CAN AN ANGEL TURN INTO A DEVIL?
CAN A DEVIL TURN INTO AN ANGEL?
WHAT DID MICHAEL DO?
NO ONE KNOWS, AS THE END OF THE STORY HAS BEEN LOST A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.
BUT MICHAEL'S STORY IS STILL IMPORTANT, AS IT'S THE TESTIMONY A LOT OF HUMAN BEINGS ARE OFTEN NOT SURE ABOUT:
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE LOOKING AT US.