It happened last week on a thursday night and timing was critical as one of my subjects Ara Lopez was off to Mexico the next morning.Rain had cancelled the shoot the night before and I am indeed grateful to Ara and her Irish boyfriend Daragh Mc Munn for agreeing to come to town a second night so close to a departure.
Ara has left and Daragh will follow in a few weeks time. Ara works in marketing and has managed to secure a good job in Mexico and is delighted to be moving back closer to her family.I feel it was the difficulty in extending a visa hat brought this move on but all has worked out well as Daragh, native of Rush, is following his love to Mexico to set up a life there.
He is a psychiatric nurse and is out of work so here is an opportunity for a new life on a new continent.
On the night I talked with them both and Ara pointed to the place on the street where they first kissed two years ago.This touched me and again brought up a different emotions.Adventure,love,excitement, pursuit of happiness were the things on my mind and not senseless economic displacement,despair,and family woes.
For me Ara and Daragh are the embodiment of the human spirit the face of difficult times being able to turn things to their advantage and placing love at the centre of their life.
I wish them well for a good future and a happy Balanced life in Mexico!
Artur And Ray again made it all happen on the night and for that I am also grateful.
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