Silver Lake Portrait Shoot: Dia
Dia has been another huge musical inspiration to me, ever since Meg and Dia days. Here, Here, and Here is still one of my all-time favorite albums, as in I can listen to it front to back without skipping any songs. It's that good. Dia is still making music and acting; make sure to check her out on Spotify.
A couple of years ago, Dia had written a very honest and insightful piece titled "I’d Get to the Top of the Mountain if It Would Just Stop Fucking Growing". I asked her if anything had changed for her since then. Sure, she had accomplished things like booking a movie, getting invited to do an overseas tour, and playing on a late night television show, but her answer was... herself.
"I’ve realized that the only thing that is in my control is my mindset. The way I see the world has shifted. More towards gratitude than 'woe is me'. Towards curiosity than closing in. Towards expressing than impressing. I still have my dark days, where I curl up into my solitude, and they’re frequent too, but even those days get warmer, as I’ve grown in those, finally being more comfortable alone, than panicking and finding comfort in bad and cheap company. I’m not trying to preach, or pretend like I know any better than anyone else. Trust me, I don’t. But I hope that if you’re in a rut someday, and someone asks you a week, a month, a year later if anything’s changed for you, you can say yes too. And look inside yourself to your inner motherfucking bad ass who will peek out every now and then if you stop and be still."