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 tell...one 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
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