I Thought That I Was Special




I thought that I was special
You made me feel
Like it was my fault, you were the devil
Lost your appeal
Does it keep you in control? (In control)
For you to keep her in a cage?
And you swear you didn't know (Didn't know)
You said you thought she was your age.

How dare you?
And how could you?
-lyrics


Hello Beautiful World!
Today I suddenly realized that I am not really good at taking pictures at locations/outdoors.
I am so used to using my dark background that now I can't seem to be able to break free
from the routine.

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. 
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein

I keep thinking why change/fix something that is not broken, right?
But we should always aim to improve in life, to learn new things,
to become better in everything we do and never to fear change...

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone 
that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett

So for today, I stepped outside of my routine (the expected) and took a few pictures
that brought me joy and made me smile. And that my friends, that's what life is about!

Much Love,
Lori Novo


Credits
(NEW) Vanity Hair: Being @ Tres Chic Event ( Ends August 10 - Gallery)
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful ●Sponsors for their kind support!
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~Nerido~ Jani Dress
Kupra - Legacy - Maitreya - Perky - Petite

A Million Tomorrows




Baby I, I, I, I've been runnin' on stardust
Alone for so long
I wouldn't know what hot fire was
Hot fire, hot weather, hot coffee, I'm better with you
It's strange, but it's true, darling

Not to turn into a wildfire
To light up your night
With only my smile and nothing that burns
Baby, I'll be like a wildflower
I live on sheer willpower
I'll do my best never to turn into something
That burns, burns, burns
Like the others baby, burns, burns, burns
-lyrics


Credits
(NEW) Baiastice_Maya Denim Pants (Details) @ Uber Event (Opens July 25)
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
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Designer Sintikliasim
Designer Ava Kungler
Designer Sissy Pessoa

Dangerous Curves


Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): so many curves on you
Lori Novo: ;)))
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): women and roads .. the more curves the more dangerous!
Lori Novo: mmm, like they say in Mexico "you with all those curves and me with no brakes." :P
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): just the gas pedal!
Lori Novo: mhm ;)
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): let's go home so i can kiss all these curvy spots

Dusted Memories


I just woke up from a dream I was having...

I looked around and everything was exactly as I remember it from my childhood.
The old shoe boxes where my grandma would keep nick-nacks that to me were like treasures,
a thimble, variety color thread spools, buttons, a scarf, prayer cards of saints and virgins,
pieces of lace, etc.
All just as how it was when I lived with my maternal grandmother back in Mexico.

The embroidery pillowcases that my mother had made for us with the two little bluebirds 
kissing surrounded by tiny colorful flowers... red, pink, yellow, every beautiful color she had
probably used from her embroidery floss collection.
The pillowcases on the pillows nicely sat on the bed that I shared with my grandmother...

"buelita, buelita, I am still so cold!"
I used to tell my grandma every single winter night after she would tuck me in bed covering my
little body with the three warm blankets that we had.
"Be patient, you'll get warm soon." she would always tell me, and you know what?
she was always right.

Soon after I would fall asleep feeling so warm under the blankets 
in our one-bedroom home that felt just as cold as the outside.

As a child, I suffered from leg cramps from an illness that I suffered at six months old.
 These cramps were so painful that often I would wake up screaming and crying in pain.
My grandma would make little crosses on my legs while she prayed so they would go away.
Sometimes they would stop within a minute or two, other times it would take longer, much-much
longer. I always noticed my grandmother getting teary eyes every time this would happen and it would
make me wonder if she was feeling the pain too, now I know she was, 
seeing me suffer must have been so hard for her.

But back to my dream.
Everything was in place, down to the smallest of things.
However, most of the things were covered in dust and debris.
It looked as if our house had been torn down and the wall pieces were scattered all over, but that wasn't
the case. The brick walls still stood up.

I stretched my left arm and gently touched the things in the room as I walked around looking at
everything. I was smiling and crying. I was feeling happy and sad.

All these things that once were my grandmothers and my treasures now looked old and
abandoned. My grandmother was long gone and I had grown up and had never returned to our little home. 
Suddenly a great feeling of wanting to rescue them overcame me. I wanted to take as many of
our beautiful treasures with me. However, I just couldn't bring myself to take anything. I felt I needed
to leave everything as it was, just how my grandmother had left it.

I slowly made my way to the yellow wooden chair where my grandma used to sit and sat down.
From there, as tears rolled down my cheeks I continued to watch in silence the little home where
we had shared so many beautiful memories together, now lonely and covered in dust.

Thanks For Reading!
Much Love,
Lori Novo

Watching You Go




Standing on the platform
Watching you go
It's like no other pain
I've ever known

To love someone so much
To have no control
You said, "I want to see the world"
And I said, "Go"

But I think I'm lost without you
I just feel crushed without you
I've been strong for so long
That I never thought how much I needed you
I think I'm lost without you

Strangers rushing past
Just trying to get home
But you were the only
Safe haven that I've known

Hits me at full speed
Feel like I can't breathe
And nobody knows
This pain inside me
My world is crumbling
I should never have
Let you go

I think I'm lost without you
I think I'm lost, lost, lost
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

I think I'm lost without you, you
I just feel crushed without you
'Cause I've been strong for so long
That I never thought how much I love you

Standing on the platform
Watching you go
You said, "I wanna see the world"
And I said, "Go"


Credits
Maitreya Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
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Designer Ava Kungler

Sing For The Laughter, Sing For The Tear




Every time I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin' clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay

I know it's everybody's sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Sing with me
Sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me
If it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Sing with me
Sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me
If it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on, dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on
Every time I look in the mirror
The past is gone.


Credits
(Ends August 12 - Gallery)
Maitreya Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
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Designer Chirzaka Vlodovic

And tell me now, I want to know...





How do I get through one night without you?
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be?

Oh now, I need you in my arms, need you to hold
You're my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything good in my life

Without you, there'd be no sun in my sky
There would be no love in my life
There'd be no world left for me
And I, baby, I don't know what I would do
I'd be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything real in my life

And tell me now
How do I live without you?
I want to know
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, how do I, oh, how do I live?

If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything
I need you with me
Baby, 'cause you know that you're everything good in my life

And tell me now
How do I live without you?
I want to know
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, how do I, oh, how do I live?
How do I live without you, baby...

There's A Fire Starting In My Heart




There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
Finally, I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare

See how I'll leave with every piece of you
Don't underestimate the things that I will do
There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark

The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling

We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hands
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

🎼

Credits
Maitreya Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful ●Sponsors for their kind support!


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