The Sling Diaries, Volume VII. A photo-documentary chronicling the art of baby wearing in the lives of families around the world. Over the course of six months, Sling Diarists will create their own Sling Diary though a series of diary entries interpreting a unique theme given to them each month.
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Here is what I have discovered in this life: being nice is definitely cooler than being mean. When your mother tells you to come home before midnight she absolutely knows what is best. Art isn’t always in a museum, sometimes it’s what you see on a long walk, sometimes it’s what you write in your journal before bed. Listening to music in the morning will always make your day feel smoother.
Sometimes you will see something in your children that you don’t like and later realize that it’s a reflection of yourself, that inner you that you need to learn to love. Sometimes you will be sitting on a couch on a simple afternoon surrounded by your partner and children and catch yourself thinking yes this is everything, it’s everything and I deserve this. Sometimes you’ll be scared at that thought, you’ll wait constantly for the other shoe to drop; you’ll ask your partner to hold you so you can cry just for a minute, you’ll have panicked breaths in a grocery store not knowing why all of a sudden you’re terrified of everything. You’ll cry for making up scenarios in your own head, you’ll cry for peace and for children you don’t know and for parents who struggle like you but in different ways.
What I’ve discovered here is that everyone has their own battle, everyone has their own thing, everyone wakes up in the morning not knowing what the day is going to bring to them. I’ve discovered that some of the days that begin in the worst way can end in the best, and that what John Lennon said was true, all you need is Love. What he didn’t say was hang on to it, cling to it if you can. I’ve discovered that love, true love, pure love, is what this life is all about.