Monday, May 30, 2011
Thematic Photographic 148 - Well Aged
All in all we're just another brick in the wall
London, ON, May 2011
Everything, and everyone, gets old eventually. We can soften the blow by shifting our language to more politically correct terminology - senior citizen, anyone? - but time doesn't care what we call it. Everything, and everyone, has its time, and it's up to us to make the best out of whatever we've been gifted.
Our mistake lies in assuming that beauty is strictly the domain of the young. There are compelling stories to be told in the things and in the people who've been around long enough to have a bit of experience. We just have to take the time to look for them. And to stretch our perceptions a little in the process.
Over the next week, I'm hoping this new Thematic theme will give us precisely that opportunity. "Well aged" can be a structure that's seen better days, a person who's got more years behind than ahead, anything that evokes thoughts of age and time. As always, it's up to you to decide how to interpret and reflect the theme. It's all up to you.
Your turn: If you're new to Thematic, click here. Otherwise, post a similarly-themed pic - or find something that's already been posted - and leave a comment here. Pop by other participants' sites to share the joy. Repeat if you wish...we encourage that sort of thing around here. The goal? To enjoy and learn.