To create is to be alive. For the largest part of my life I did not know what that meant. That does not mean I wasn’t actively creating. I was. I created many things in those years. I created a home where in I created a way of living, of loving, by simple everyday actions.
But…a small part of me was neglected. The part that created for me. What I did not know then is that one day the environment in which I choose to live would slowly coax that neglected part out from hiding.
Did I continue living here, in the town that bubbles with creativity, because I knew that here was where I needed to be? I like to think so. For in this environment the create for me part has reappeared. It grows every morning when I waken to Tui song. It took faltering steps when I joined a writers’ group. As I wander the streets and walkways camera in hand, its steps have taken on a strident air as with each click/word it finds its rhythm.
And though I have lived…I am now remembering what alive feels like.
So here are some of my creations.
The photo above was done after reading a tutorial on B & W with Grain at Photoblog Challenges. You can view it here, as well as other who have entered in the challenge. They also have other challenges that you can take part in. Check them out…some great photography by great photographers. Take some time…wander the sites and vote if you like.
To see what others create pop over to the Weekly Photo Challenge