the forgotten frames || july.

and it is not rain, it is the shadow of what has passed, and i miss you.
the depth of black and white..
i. the power went out and we were reduced to candlelight times.
ii. moonshine.
iii. painting with watercolours.
iv&v. red scarf girl.
vi. in between storms: dust, light, and tree branches.
viii. hi my name is jocelyn and i cry a lot and sometimes i am ashamed so i cry more.

july: i will have to tell you the story of what happened when i got home. nevermind what happened before church, i want to tell you what happened when i went there. i hugged jessica and jared first. it was cold in the auditorium, as usual. then, there was rachel and carolyn. and cierra and katy. i was anxious to see my bby, to see ocean. and through one of the mirrors, i saw her little siblings (the youngest of which thinks my name is goshbubbles), and went to kiss them hello. hugging them meant she was nearby. when i first saw her, i saw the corner of her mouth. it was turned up. she was smiling her ninth smile, the "oh my gosh she's here and this is really happening and oh ohkay i need to calm down how to you not emotions" smile. and i just--you guys. it was as if my soul looked up and said "oh. there you are. i've been looking for you."

and that is the story of how i was found.
-kiss kiss kiss, hope love-


  1. Its because you don't fit the stereotype of an angry ghetto black girl of today and its easy to love you and all of your sass and your essence and your smile and everything. Your insight on life. It makes the world go around and around. And that's why we like you so much

    1. well that's a tremendously lovely thing to say, and i thank you for it. from my heart :) <3

  2. Why do I get tears in my eyes when I look at yours?

  3. gorgeous, jocee! i love the release of crying, i find it good for the soul. God bless you!

  4. tearing up at that last picture. ahhh there is beauty in pain - somehow, somewhere.

  5. and i'm crying again at seeing you crying. it's so sad but in some way beautiful.

  6. mmm.
    your words and your photos.
    sheesh girl, you are the definition of the word "sweetheart."

  7. Beautiful photos!

    Gen | raspberry-notes.blogspot.com

  8. these aren't just photos. these are stories. stories that speak to my heart.


  9. First off.. I love that paint on hand shot a lotlot, and that last one.. There's so much raw emotion. YOU GOT SKILLS.

  10. I love these photos SO much. You are soo gorgeous and so talented. Never be ashamed of your tears. There is something so freeing about crying!

  11. but you crying. girl. powerful images.

  12. Aw my gosh this is good. So perfectly rounded with beauty, but with the jagged edges of emotions and tears. It makes sense and it is beautiful. YOU are beautiful.
    I love this piece.

  13. is it strange that i teared up when i saw the photos of you crying? like, dang girl.


sometimes i do not understand why you guys like me so much, but the fact that you do (and that you keep coming around) makes me happier than you can even imagine.

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