Sola. This is the name of my photography series that features the sky. Sola or Sora is a Japanese term for the sky. It is also the title of one of my favorite Manga series about a boy named Yorito, who loves taking picture of the sky. Just like him, I am in love with the sky just as much as I am in love with travelling and chocolates. The sky’s blue colored vastness and white massive clouds rolling are like heaven in my eyes. It is my most favorite creation in the universe.
My love for the sky is the reason why I started this photography series. I wanted to share to the world the same happiness it has brought to me. Looking at the sky brings me hope to be better and that the world will be better in time. The sky takes me to places I could never imagine and it fills me with such joyful feeling. I see positivity in that tremendous beauty. Every time I feel like having all the weight of the world on my shoulders, I just look up the sky. It speaks to me with encouraging words, crazy as it might be. I simply love how that vastness tries to win over all the negativeness I have encountered in life.
I am the kind of person who doesn’t like change, like seriously. And it is funny how I love it when the cloud changes its form every now and then. I always observe how the clouds roll in. It is truly amazing. The clouds and the sky itself is a picture-perfect combination, let alone if you include my other happy pills, the beach, the sunrises and the sunsets.
When I was a child and no idea what the cloud is made up with, I think of it as a huge marshmallow in the sky. Well, that’s what they always portray on movies. I even gasp when I once saw an airplane fly through it and disappeared for a moment. I was like, “Oh! No. The plane was devoured by the clouds”, but the plane reappeared a few moments later (haha). From then, I thought as a child, that every time a plane goes through a cloud, it rests on top of it to let the passengers open their windows and touch the clouds. I actually carried that thought until the first time I was able to ride an airplane, despite the lessons about evaporation and condensation that I learned in school, and I was 25 then. You can laugh all you want but there is nothing wrong about your own little fantasy, right? I even laugh at myself sometimes, but I’ll be keeping that thought until I get old, no matter what because I am Sola, the girl who loves the sky..