photography Anja Wurm
models Helena F & Noé C
mua Natalja Mountian
fashion designer Lu Couture
words Sherry Johnson
Location Sukkulenten Sammlung Zürich
They once was lost but now there found. Follow these lovebirds as they Seek and Hide in the Succulent Garden. This is where Fashion meets Sexy Love!
With that said, there are some tidbits of advice for young adults that can help them in the realm of love:
Remember as you are dating that this is a love, not the love and there will always be more love. Love is abundant, not scarce. Any scarcity we experience is not based on the truth about love, it is based on our inability to access it.
Don’t let anyone tell you that puppy love isn’t real. It is real. Love is love. It doesn’t matter how old you are when you feel it and shouldn’t be dismissed as “less than” love. I still remember the boys that were the object of my puppy love and it was, perhaps, some of the purest love of my life. Rejoice in it. However, don’t think that you have to make it last and don’t think that your love needs to be expressed the same way adult romantic love is expressed. Just as the love is real, the choices you make can bring about real consequences that will affect the entire rest of your life.
If you are looking for love, don’t mistake sex as the same thing. It isn’t. While making love may make you feel loving, it won’t necessarily make you feel loved. If it is just sex, it is like eating ice cream when you are hungry. It tastes good at the time, but it doesn’t nourish you. Then it often makes you feel worse shortly thereafter, because what your body was really craving was something healthy.
Resiliency, so that we can bounce back after we have been hurt, is a critical relationship skill. Help your children identify their many good qualities, talents and strengths. Explore and encourage the long list of things they want to do, learn and create and all the things they love about life — beyond other people. This will help them remember what they have to live for when they get hurt.
While avoiding unnecessary pain is a trait of wisdom, being afraid of pain can be paralyzing. Go forth and love— wisely. -PQ