“First you will come to the Sirens who enchant all who come near them. If any one unwarily draws in too close and hears the singing of the Sirens, his wife and children will never welcome him home again, for they sit in a green field and warble him to death with the sweetness of their song.”
– The Odyssey, By Homer (Translated by Samuel Butler)
The Siren is both alluring and terrifying. She draws you in, enticing you with the promise of something you desire, only to destroy you when you finally succumb to her. Or does she destroy you? Maybe she is a symbol of your innermost dreams and desires. A symbol of that nagging feeling you have when you know you are not living up to your greatest potential. When you are idle and settling for mediocrity because you are afraid. That feeling that draws you back to your dreams. That feeling that you find both alluring and terrifying because you know what it means if you give in to it. It will pull you towards change, transformation and the death of life as you now know it. As a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it must experience the destruction of its old form and the discomfort of evolving into something new and magnificent. Maybe if you face your fear and answer the Siren’s song, you will find your truest self. Maybe you will become the greatest version of you that is possible.
Styling By: Tara Cole-McCaffrey, Patron of Dreams
Hair By: The Rain and Wind
Makeup By: Toban Schioler & Ashleigh Hawrysh Haier
Produced By: Michael Sanders and Tara Cole-McCaffrey
Music By: Preston Cole-McCaffrey
Metalsan Jewelry: Earrings, cuff bracelets, rings and necklaces
Rampant Design Custom Leather: Water Warrior Harness, Long Water Fringe Collar and Water Fringe Cuff
Melodia Designs: Diana Bamboo Wrap Halter tops (Copper, Creme, Teal)
Vintage: Rajasthani anklets and belts
Thrift: Pink faux fur jacket and black shag cardigan. Harem pants custom design by Patron of Dreams.
“When the tides change, you have two choices. You can either stand there, letting the water wash over you and your feet sink deeper into the wet sand…or you can get out of the way. You can move up the beach – or off the beach, if you want. The point is to not get stuck.”
-Tricia Rayburn, Undercurrent