Monday, October 29, 2012
Thematic Photographic 219 - Somewhat worse for wear
The world is a tough, often dangerous place. It'll knock you and your precious things this way and that, turning you and them from pristine to worn in a never-ending process of erosion, destruction and decay. No sense lamenting it, mind you, as this is the way the world is supposed to work.
In many respects, we wear those experiences with pride. A scar, for example, is far more than a simple blemish. It's a story, and an invitation to share it with someone willing to take the time. It's history. It's what makes something - and each of us - unique.
So as I stared out the window at the well-worn freight train beside us, I smiled at the beauty inherent in something that's experienced the world so much more richly than something that just rolled off the assembly line. Fresh and new isn't always where we need to be, and for the next week, I hope we'll explore the things that may wear their years with a bit more grit.
Your turn: Take a picture that reflects this week's theme, somewhat worse for wear. If it's worn out, shoot it and share it on your blog. Leave a comment hear letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants and feel free to repeat the process through the week. Bring a friend along, too, if you're so inclined. And if you're new to the Thematic thing, just click here. You'll have fun. Really.