We put up our Christmas tree this weekend..Let the season begin…
I took a quick trip to Espanola, New Mexico to visit my mom and dad. These are some of the images; around their house during a totally unexpected snow storm and on the road to Chimayo to get Chimayo Chili and to visit the Santuario de chimayo!
The Rose by Bette Midler
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.
I’ve been doing lots of thinking, soul searching really, about my creative self. I’ve been exploring the question of why I don’t take the next steps to realize my aspirations (dare I say…dreams?) to “do something more” with my photography. Of course, my standard answer is, “My photography just isn’t good enough.”
Well, I decided I need to dig a bit deeper – I suspect I have the wrong answer – a cover up, if you will. I’ve come up with some ideas about what’s lurking underneath the covers, and today an interesting article came across my desk that seems to summarize some of the ideas I’ve begun exploring. The article, Overcoming Procrastination, Money Problems, Self-Doubt & Other Creative Distractions hits on some of the very struggles (drama’s) that I’ve imposed on myself.
I took this image of a teapot over the holidays. It represents the quiet time I spent reflecting, pondering, wishing, hoping, practicing….all of those things have a place and time…but for me they are distractions; they haven’t actually gotten me any closer to realizing my dreams and aspirations.
…I think it’s time for me to stop contemplating, navel-gazing, reflecting, and patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the next step to happen. It’s time for me to take action…identify the very next step and take it.
My photography is good enough…