When it comes to making a difference we often think about famous people who are in the news, or individuals who hold positions of power in society. Sometimes making a difference can be negative if the differences that are created are steeped in selfishness, hate, racism, misogyny, or xenophobia. When we truly are making a difference it results in increasing understanding, empathy and love.
The concept of enough tends to be undervalued in an era rife with consumerism, and deficit advertising that tells us that we are somehow lacking as human beings. Buying something more is promoted as the solution for our feelings of inadequacy.
It can be an enjoyable creative experiment to produce a series of images in keeping with a theme like Emerging From Darkness. Using a mirrorless camera system for this type of creative execution is ideal since we can see how our images will look in real time without any guesswork. Obviously this is important when purposely underexposing images.
Sometimes taking a breath and experiencing the miracle of our bodies in that simple act, can be incredibly life affirming. We’re here for such a short period of time and squander so many of our precious moments with wasteful pursuits and unkind acts. We can fill our minds with a multitude of concerns. Some real. Some imagined. And… most won’t make any difference tomorrow. Next week. Or next year.
Knowing someone can be a daunting challenge as we stumble on our journey through a sea of humanity, emotions and experiences. The depth of our human experience is one of personal variability. Some lives are lived in a perpetual state of skimming the surface, barely scratching what it means to be human.
Nurturing young lives is one of our greatest responsibilities as parents… rather than being guilty of hijacking the lives of our children. Perhaps our lives were hijacked by our parents when we were young, and we’ve fallen into the trap of following this erroneous path with our offspring. If so, it is a cycle that we have the power to break.
This article shares an assortment of thoughts from an old brain that I periodically find active between my ears… today was one of those days. Some photographs have been added to serve as visual breaks.
A collection of rambling thoughts passed through my old, porous brain this afternoon, forming the framework for this posting.
Today, April 17 2022, is the 25th anniversary of the original publishing date of my first book Miller’s Bolt: A Modern Business Parable (ISBN 0-201-14379-8). The first draft manuscript for this book was written in the evening and early morning hours during a 6 week period back in 1993 while I was still in corporate life. It’s route to publication is best described as serendipitous.
Finding simplicity in everyday life can help us on our journey of self-discovery… and sometimes provide some unique perspectives to our creativity and photography.