Wednesday, June 30, 2010

beat 91 - matched

"Being engaged to my best friend is the most amazing feeling. My heart is so grateful for the things he's taught me about life, love and myself. The thought of sharing the rest of my life with him is just so exciting. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!"

-Nicole Boerner, Houston, TX

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

beat 90 - wise

"My heart, my soul and my mind have always struggled for dominance, but I have learned that it is only when I have listened to my heart's wisdom that my purest moments and finest achievements have been realized. I know this because it is at that moment that my soul is settled and my mind is still and everything is as it should be. I still feel the struggle at times, and there are breaks and tears and mending occasionally to be done, but then I remember my own truths, I am aligned and I am pure and I AM LOVE."

-Lysa Driggs
mother of the year

Monday, June 28, 2010

beat 89 - undecided

"My heart...I guess I haven't quite decided whether I like better the way my heart races when I'm doing something right or if I'm doing something wrong."

-Bailey Robb, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Photo assistant

Sunday, June 27, 2010

beat 88 - veracity

"I love a lot of things with my heart. But some things I love with all my heart and some things I love with only half my heart. My family I love with all of it and my friends I love with half."

-Mikayla Driggs
8 years old

Saturday, June 26, 2010

beat 87 - infinite

"The word heart for me speaks of the greater circle of life. Heart is love, and to love brings you family. Family brings more hearts into your life which brings more love. I have to mention my Mom who gave birth to 8 hearts, now that's a whole lot of love there. My wife Hedvig and I are blessed with three little hearts of our own."

-Jean Bourbon, New York City

Digital Tech, Empire Capture

Friday, June 25, 2010

beat 86 - flowing

"My heart is overwhelmed with happiness"

-Naphia Sharrock, Garfield, NJ
Mother to 11 week old Madi

Thursday, June 24, 2010

beat 85 - almighty

"My son, Luke, is the true evidence of god in my life."

-Roy, New York City
Jack Studios

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

beat 84 - absolute

"My heart skips a beat when I wear a new outfit."

-Louis Rodriguez, New York City
Fashion Stylist

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

beat 83 - myriad

"My heart beats everyday, but once in a while she stops to capture the beauty of life. I wish she would stop more often."

-Leila, New York City

Sunday, June 20, 2010

beat 81 - perder

"Mi corazon esta con mi abuelo en el cielo. Me a enseyado como ser la persona que soy hoy en dias. Siempre estar feliz y ser muy positiva. Es una de las personas que maj quiero en este mundo, y siempre lo tendre en mi corazon. Ojala un dia encuentre una persona tan especial como el."

-Olga Estupinon, Miami, Florida

Saturday, June 19, 2010

beat 80 - anticipation

"My heart is craving stability and consistency so much right now that when I finally achieve those things, my heart will be turning cartwheels with joy!"

-Tanya Lim, Los Angeles, CA

Friday, June 18, 2010

beat 79 - fearful

"I don't know about my heart. I'm not in touch with it. One key word: scared. There's no gray in this area. It's black and white, clear as day, key word is scared. Scared to dig and get there and find what it really wants."

-Gerard Margro, Bronxville, NY
Construction worker

Thursday, June 17, 2010

beat 78 - broken

"How do you tell your heart to stop being in love with someone and only love them as a friend? My poor heart is so confused. It has just been broken for the first time. It has never felt so much pain, yet I've never felt such strength in healing. As my heart slowly heals, I now realize that experiencing this kind of heartbreak can make me fully understand LOVE."

-Jessalynn Valvo, New York City
Creative Director, Orion Fashions, Inc

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

beat 77 - strawberry blonde

"I like listening to her heartbeats before I sleep in her arms. My heart becomes synchronized with hers. I cherish every moment with her and wish the night would never end."

-Ilker Sogukpinar, Toronto, Canada
modern art enthusiast

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

beat 76 - pleased

"Some people call me an angel. They say I make their stay at the hospital better. And that I am a happiness for them when things are bad. I love what I do and it makes me feel good about people. I work with lots of different kinds of people, celebrities, kings, politicians, regular folk too. They all leave with a smile. Which makes me feel real good."

-Vivian, NY
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Monday, June 14, 2010

beat 75 - flowering

"In my heart I will always be my daddy's girl. It beats for two now and holds a special place for dogs, wishing they all had a loving home."

-Danielle Corey Skibola, NJ

Saturday, June 12, 2010

beat 73 - timed

"My heart was crushed years ago. It stopped my breathing. I didn't think I could go on. But I gave myself a time limit and once that hit, it was over. Time heals everything. Everything."

-Barbara Allen, New York City

*I used this photo of her because the light on her cheek (camera right) looks like a heart!*

Friday, June 11, 2010

beat 72 - shut

"My heart? I don't have anything to say. I don't like to open up about it because I don't want to be hurt."

-Samantha Beuther
Blogger, student, fashion intern

Thursday, June 10, 2010

beat 71 - stalwart

"My heart has a thick skin. It sees and captures goodness, wrapping itself around it.
Darkness it repels.
It is a fortress for those inside.
It protects innocence.
It laughs and giggles.
It is understanding.
It beats strong and proud.
It is a swollen, happy face pinata waiting to share its sweet (sometimes even tart) and endless treats to she who hits it hardest."

-Sly Musilli, North White Plains, NY
Restaurant owner, La Mandas, Greenburg, NY

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

beat 69 - joined

"My heart beats as one with my wife. It has since the day we met."

-Radij S, Brooklyn, NY

Monday, June 7, 2010

beat 68 - beeping

"My heart beeps when I run.
It beeps when I am at a carnival.
It beeps when I cry.
I love all my family in my heart.
It beeps when a bumble bee is near me and stings me."

-Ava Kahn, NYC
big sister, little lover, big boss

Sunday, June 6, 2010

beat 67 - ingredients

"My recipe for a beautiful, radiant heart: Do what makes you happy. Be with the ones who make you smile. Laugh hysterically multiple times every single day. Love the life you live."

-Lauryn Bronstein
Sweet baker from Bella Baker

Saturday, June 5, 2010

beat 66 - ironic

"I usually wear my heart on my sleeve, but today I'm wearing a vest."

-Saam Farahmand, London
Director, Cinematographer

Friday, June 4, 2010

beat 65 - running

"Actually I never thought about my heart. But I've been running since a couple of years ago and when I run I can feel my heart is beating. When my heart is beating I feel good. I want a strong heart so that I can run 42.195 km under 3 hours."

-Tetsuya Yamazaki, Brooklyn, NY
Framer and restaurateur

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

beat 63 - accompanied

"I'm now very comfortable with the fact that I'm now a cat person. I like being alone but I don't like being lonely. So after my mom passed away I went to the ASPCA and realized that I didn't want something I had to walk late at night in the rain. So I went and got myself Izzy and Merlin. They are my boys. Izzy is my bodyguard and Merlin is my mush."

-Josh Genin, Flushing, Queens
IT Consultant

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

beat 62 - untrusting

"My heart doesn't trust no one. It's been to Vietnam for the war, it's been to Rite Aid for the two for one cereal, oh and I get my meds there, it's been in coal mines in Pennsylvania. Those places showed me you can not trust anyone. You can trust only yourself."

-Joe, New York City for 50 years, originally from Pittsburg, PA
ex-coal miner & vietnam vet