‘Tis the season of magic, that is for sure. Of crisp days, when eerie winds cause a chill down our spine, and have us longing for potions, and spells, and all things mystical…
But what if magic were more than that? What if magic existed in every moment of life; in every connection ever made? Earth to foot, air to skin, human to animal, soul to soul. Magic, my friends, surrounds us – engulfs us – at all times.
Magic is the beauty of the universe, from the burning stars that live high above our heads, to the tiniest drop of morning rain that disappears before our brains can fully grasp the magnitude of its beauty. It’s the power of unconditional love; the bond shared between humans, whether connecting one to one, or all to all.
These are things that can’t be seen with the naked eye. They must only be felt to be truly understood. Pure and beautiful, raw and real. That is what magic is.
My dear friend Lauren is a magical soul herself. I’ve been wanting to collaborate with her for quite some time, and I felt that the mystical time we’re in right now – of fall, of Halloween – would be the perfect time to do it. Inspired by Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, Lauren brought to my attention the idea that magic exists in all of us; that we are all witches in our own way, creating mysticism with love, and human bonds, and sometimes even pain. We gathered a few of our beloved friends and shot these photos together, side by side, and then Lauren infused her own personal magic into each image, creating what you see right here. We call it The Sisterhood.
Thank you, Lauren, for your incredible eye, imaginative mind, and beautiful soul. And thank you to the beautiful quartet – Gretchen and Leann and Caitlin and Catie – for so happily being a part of this.
See more of Lauren’s work here.