Hello world, I’m Esther B.
I was born in New York, raised in South Florida, and studied in Boston, London, and Miami. There have been introductions to many different cultures throughout the years, yet I’ve only gotten acquainted with the world. Raised by a Jewish family with Turkish and Cuban ancestry, my parents instilled a cultural pride in me and my siblings. I thrived on watching my family interact with each other and I wanted to capture every moment. Someday, I want to use my travels to track my family’s journey to America.
By day, I work as a physical therapist, which allows me to interact with people who are at their most vulnerable. Meeting people in these positions has allowed me to relate to them on multiple levels. This nifty skill has come in handy throughout the years. I feel more comfortable when I introduce myself to strangers, recognize emotions and facial expressions, and read situations within moments.
In addition to photography and storytelling, this blog will allow people to voice their own opinions and values. Although first person accounts are the most engaging, many of these people often go unrecognized. This blog includes the various mishaps and adventures that I’ve experienced. However, I also wish to share personal interactions I’ve had on the road.
Furthermore, this blog is a place for you as readers to share your own stories. Creating a blog takes a lot of time and effort, things that come in short supply these days for most people. For those who want to share their stories but cannot create their own blog, I’ve created space for everyone to share their tales with the rest of the world. For more information, visit my contact page.
Inspiration for Little Blue Earth
Inspiration for Little Blue Earth came from the 1990 Voyager picture of Earth from space entitled “Pale Blue Dot.” Carl Sagan followed it up with this inspiring quote:
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives…The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena… There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.”
Little Blue Earth is a platform that gives people a chance to learn about places filled with diversity and ingenuity. Travel is a privilege. Whether it’s adventure trips, taking a cruise, or going on a weekend getaway, everyone should feel free to find what works for them. My motto is “Explore everything that is dynamic and peculiar about this beautiful planet.” That can include anything from your own backyard to the other side of the world. The first step has to be out your front door.