But never let it be said that this blog doesn't try to deliver.
So it is that today, I bring to you the first ever...
The Knight Shift
Featuring my beautiful cousin Rachael as she models a variety of cutting-edge swim attire. As well as more about her, in her own words.
"I'm local in Miami but plan to travel internationally this summer. I'm happily single and plan on that for awhile lol"
"I eat honey every day. And I love God and life!"
"I hope to stay in the light and be a light no matter the darkness I've faced or will ever face ahead."
"It's all about perspective and keeping our minds stayed on peace is key to getting through anything crazy that life brings."
"I'm hard on myself and def not anywhere close to perfect but pray for me that I will stay strong!"
"Life is tough, but God is more powerful than all that."
(Editor's note: the one below is my personal favorite of the suits that Rachael is modeling. I've never seen a piece of fabric engineering like that. A real work of art!)
Yes, she's beautiful no matter what she's wearing. But Rachael also has an amazingly beautiful heart. She is a remarkably sweet young lady and her devotion to God has inspired me to seek Him first also as I embark upon my own endeavors. I am very blessed and honored to call her my cousin.
I've learned something from these photos, something I never understood before. I have not ever been a real fan of "swimsuit issues" of magazines or television specials or what have you. Yes, I'm as red-blooded a guy as you can get, but that sort of thing has never been what I go for in terms of lovely attire on a female. What I mean is: girls in swimsuits have never "turned me on". But in looking at these photos I've realized something: that the purpose of swimsuit photos is NOT so much the woman and how "appealing" she is, but it really is a showcase of fashion design and creativity. A beautiful woman in a well-conceived and realized swimsuit is a magnificent work of art, to be enjoyed and appreciated as a single entity.
Well, that's what I took away from it, anyway.
And so concludes the first (only?) The Knight Shift Swimsuit Edition. Lord only knows if there will be another :-P