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Lauren  Central FL Documentary Family & Wedding Photographer / Click Photo School Instructor [personal work:]

Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating, weightless
Calling home

The Yes! Paper is one of my photographic muses. It's the epitome of this shitty, beautiful suburban world I call home. It's incredibly wasteful and omnipresent. It's bold and cheerful as it lays there waiting to be run over or turned into toxic pulp after a good rain on your driveway. It fools you with its coupons until you realize you don't actually need to buy 10 packs of Yakisoba nacho flavored ramen noodles. And I was so excited when it made its way into @thisunrulylife's day in the life session. .
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There are no rushing rivers and mountain peaks here. This place is still, stagnant, and unforgivable in the summer with the lack of shade and horseflies. At first glance it seems like a worthless pile of sand, palmetto and charred pine.
I try and fail each time to describe why I love this place so much -- I am a shit writer and even shittier scientist -- but it's for the very same reason why you would think this place was so boring to begin with. It's the stillness, and the way you have to quiet yourself and your mind to 'see' it. It's the fact that this pile of sand was a dune millions of years ago, one of the few places in Florida that existed above the water. How because of this, there are species that exist here that don't exist anywhere else in the world. And it's how this place has managed to adapt to the chaos, depending on lightning for fire to burn it to the ground, to create new life and support the life that already exists.

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