Kicks Brighter Than Oculus
|The Oculus at the World Trade Center, NYC
Photographer IG: @D13G0
The name Oculus just sets the scene and feeling.
I felt sort of like an alien coming back to the mothership.
I guess that’s a little weird.
Standing in that space in afternoon daylight was like being teleported into another dimension. Looking up and seeing the buildings through the spaces in the walls and the light streaming through the windows made me feel like God was standing next to me.
“Okay Annabelle, Dance!” Diego shouted. His belly was to the ground and his eye ready behind the camera. His thumbs up encouraged me to go for it. I looked around, watching people walking by headed to where-ever and got nervous. It’s not typical to see a girl break into random dance in the middle of a public place (I wish it was). Then I remembered that this is NYC and it’s more typical than not. I felt the sunlight on my cheek and remembered what a gift it was to be where I stood.
I walked over to my mini speaker and turned it on to something alternative and walked back to my space.
One deep breath in and out.
I closed my eyes and tried to dive into the music letting everything else melt behind me.
|Behind the Scenes photo by @alfiefriday|
I imagined myself in another dimension, calling upon the walls to inspire me as I moved.