The Value you Add to Life
I still haven’t posted the blog I was writing the past month or so, it’s still sitting in “drafts” and I’m not quite sure why, maybe just want to get it perfect, maybe just not ready yet.
In that post I talk about a few topics and one is my goal with my ‘art’/photography. Why I’m doing what I’m doing, and why I have been doing what I’m doing and why I’m still trying to do what I want to do; for the past 20+ years.
I found this quote and it’s starting to make sense. Maybe I had the wrong goal. Maybe instead of focusing on what I can get out of the world with my art, I must rather think what can I add to life with my art?!
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.William Osler
After some reflection I came to the conclusion, for now, that my goal is to take photographs of flowers/nature and share those photographs with the world and maybe it will brighten someones day, maybe someone will slow down a bit when they see a pretty picture in their news feed and instead of continuing on their endless scroll… maybe make a plan to go out in nature and seek that same beauty that they just saw…
I dunno, it’s an idea, that is what I’m giving now, that is what I can add right now and all I can do right now is to see how it evolves.
I’ve learned a few times that things evolve and grow, it’s one of the laws of nature, growth. It’s just that sometimes we feel stuck, trying to grow between the rocks, but it’s possible, so I’m just going to do what I can for now and not expect anything and see how it grows.