Return to Innocence | Hampton, Va. | Personal Work

I'm a part of a storytelling photography group that does weekly challenges. This weeks challenge was to gain inspiration from a song and essentially get lost in the song.  While I was editing the other day Return to Innocence by Enigma played and it instantly brought me to a moment of peace and nostalgia. If you've never heard this song from the early 90's, you're missing out. I always loved the song but listening to it now, much older, I have deep appreciation for the lyrics. The idea of returning to your innocence is essentially letting your soul be free. Free to express yourself, free to feel deeply and free to explore and connect with your own self. 


"That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence.


Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence.

If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny.

Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence."

During our session, Dawn and I explored to the sounds of Celtic music, The Cranberries and Enya. We truly got lost in the moment. It almost felt like a dream. As if her and I were in a new world discovering everything for the very first time with much innocence.