Listening to: the heater
Reading: RTFM is all
Watching: me type slowly
Playing: Not just now
Eating: already did
It has been over FIVE years since I shot with Nina, my first nude model. We shot together over a two month period and then she disappeared. At that time she was 26 and had just delivered her sixth baby only three months earlier. Over the years she would send me an email asking if I was ok. I would always respond that I was ok and ask how she was doing. She never responded but I had to have faith that if she had reached out to me that she was ok.
Tonight I visited my favorite convenience store and was hanging out talking with friends there. Other customers came and went. I paid no attention to them. Someone touched my arm. I turned to look at a five foot tall Latina girl who said, "I've been looking for you! You haven't changed a bit!" I know I looked shocked as I looked at her, recognizing her eyes, smile and voice, but not being able to speak her name. "It's me, Nina!" And then the flood poured out of me. "I KNOW who you are! WHERE have you been? What have you been doing? Why didn't you answer me? NINA!!!" Hug hug hug
Nina has had two more babies and married a man who she says has turned her life around. She calls him her angel. They did leave town for a while but now they live in my town again. She is working and appears healthy and happy. We exchanged phone numbers and before she left she said that she wants to shoot again and knows two more girls who want to model too.
2015 could be a very interesting year! Ra'sha and I are planning more shoots. A new and beautiful friend called Ocean will be modeling separately and possibly with Ra'sha. And now - Nina and friends??? Now if I could only get Yoshi to model again! What a year it would be!
Happy New Year to all!