Life in Loud Week 15

This week I took time to contemplate my photography. I participated in a wonderful short workshop that offered insight into reading photographs and telling a visual story through symbolism and light. It was a soulful exploration for me and resulted in the photograph below. The exercise: telling a story through a single object using creative choices. This image started out telling a story I didn't intend to of loneliness and isolation. But with a few great suggestions form the other workshop participants I was able to create a more beautiful, hopeful, heart-warming story. The whole process reminded me that even in a busy time of year, it's important to reflect on our intentions and messages and be mindful of the messages we are telling ourselves and others.

"Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, 
the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. 
Time to dream, time to contemplate what's working and what's not, 
so that we can make changes for the better. (January 17)" 
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

There is more Life in Loud photographs to view. Continue the blog circle to my friend, Suzie Ziemke.