Nantucket Portraits

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Humans of Nantucket

Rachel Fabiszak

“Spring is such a wonderful time of change, growth, renewal, starting over, and starting new things. So it is a wonderful opportunity to let go of old habits and old patterns. To find yourself free and open to possibility. When we let go of the old things that weigh us down and when we let go of stories that we get attached to that keeps us stuck. We’re not moving, we’re not growing, and we’re not changing. But, when we let go of that we create space for possibility.”

“If you could give one piece of advice what would it be?”

“To pause. To breathe. To notice. And to remember.”

“Why do you believe this?”

“Because the world that we live in now is a world that moves at an incredibly fast pace and so we forget to take those moments to just notice what’s happening around us. Notice the beauty that’s around us at every moment. And so when you take that pause you get an opportunity to notice everything and when you breathe you can take it in. So I think the world we live in can sometimes dictate the pace at which we move. And we have to remember that we’re the ones flying the plane. We’re the one that’s in control. Everything can continue to swirl around us to move around us at this incredibly fast pace but we still have the opportunity to pause, to breathe, to notice, and to remember. And that brings us to a place of gratitude and joy in everyday life.”

Subject: Joann Burnham
Location: Bartlett's Oceanview Farm
Date: March 20th, 2015

Humans of Nantucket, modeled after the famous Humans of New York, intends to portray various members of the island community who share with us their lives, dreams and hopes.

Photographer and island native Rachel Fabiszak owns Rachel Fabiszak Photography.