Be Specific

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There is a saying among Christian folk that goes, “God laughs at your plans.” When I first heard that as a young man I was sort of pissed. My reasoning was why do we have to worry about our every decision if its already laid out for us. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to understand. The universe, God, isn’t laughing at what we want out of life. But rather, similar to how I laugh at my son for wanting to drink the lemon juice because its in a bright yellow bottle, you’ll get what you ask for.

For example, before this year, one of my main goals were to shoot for Tommy Hilfiger. Then boom, in March I shot for Tommy Hilfiger. It was so underwhelming. It was underwhelming because I got what I asked for. I asked to shoot for Tommy Hilfiger. So I was blessed with one shot, one look, down the street from my home for Tommy Hilfiger… EUROPE. I wasn’t specific in my request.

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images by nuru kimondo

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The universe (for you, maybe its God, Jesus, Allah) is funny. It operates on a literal basis, like a robot. It doesn’t read between the lines or “get what you meant”. So now I’m meditating, and putting into the universe, “I want to shoot for a Tommy Hilfiger FALL CAMPAIGN”. Be specific, or you might end up drinking some nice, chilled, lemon juice.

*these are not the pictures from the Tommy shoot

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