Falling Into Place

The term falling tends to have a negative connotation of being victim of the force of gravity, and that is many times the case. We fall down many times whether it be literally or metaphorically.

When we fall, we have no control over the situation. It’s just something that happens.

In some cases, we resist to protect ourselves, and in other times, we just let go and allow ourselves to go with the fall.

When we’re not falling, we’re in control of our own situation — for the most part. We seem to have our life together, and it feels good. We feel like we can make our own decisions for ourselves to guide our lives until we trip and fall on our face. We wonder why or how that happened. Perhaps we got too confident or weren’t as aware or weren’t as prepared or were just thrown an inevitable curveball.

And sometimes falling is what needs to happen.

When we literally fall, gravity reminds us we are not all that powerful. The fall gives many a reality check.

It can really be humbling to fall.

Falling can be beautiful, too. Like falling in love.

We go through a magical experience bringing joy to our lives. Another beautiful fall, is autumn with warm and crisp leaves. It’s the season of change. As the leaves change, we have the opportunity to transform with them.

We’ll go through winter and it may not be so great, but once spring gets here, we’ll have a greater appreciation for the fall. We realize that when we fall, we have the opportunity to re-grow, rebuild and re-create.

Falling to Pieces Photo by Perla Farias Falling to Pieces
Photo by Perla Farias

Falling Leaves  Photo by Perla Farias Falling Leaves
Photo by Perla Farias

Faling Tragically Photo by Perla Farias Falling Tragically
Photo by Perla Farias

Falling Into Place Photo by Perla Farias Falling Into Place
Photo by Perla Farias

Down, Down, Down Photo by Perla Farias Down, Down, Down
Photo by Perla Farias

Falling to Comfort Photo by Perla Farias Falling to Comfort
Photo by Perla Farias

Falling Asleep Photo by Perla Farias Falling Asleep
Photo by Perla Farias

Falling Up Falling Up

Falling in Love Falling in Love

Falling Head Over Heals Falling Head Over Heals

Reach the photographer at pfarias@asu.edu or via Twitter @farias_perla


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