No matter how bad your day may be, there’s a slight chance someone else’s day is even worse. As an example, I want to share the photo of this lamppost with some extra information.
We live in difficult times. You can’t do what you want to do. Certain things aren’t normal these days. They should be, but due to COVID-19, they aren’t. As a photographer, I experience this too. It’s not on everyone’s list a photoshoot. That is why I have taken many photos on my initiative in recent weeks. A good example is the photo series about lampposts or streetlights.
Yes, I know. This is somewhat dull or boring. A photo series about lampposts. Maybe that’s why I saw this as a creative challenge. The suggestion was made by my better-half. It was her idea to “do” something with lampposts.
Why lampposts? I’m not a great fan of lampposts to be honest. It’s not that my heart will pound faster or stronger when I see a lamppost. Perhaps that’s the reason this is an interesting topic to dive into. That’s what I did. It’s a creative challenge for me. One that I am forced to think about when it comes to writing about what I see.
It’s not that I was looking for new lampposts to capture. I was searching for some interesting flowers. When I saw this lamppost, I couldn’t help to create some story behind this scene. Right where this lamppost stands, the bus lane starts. I couldn’t help to think about the bus driver, who drove into this lamppost. Maybe it was a truck driver, who noticed the closed lane too late.
There is an option that someone is having a worse day than you are. It’s not that I want to suggest that you’re a poser. We often see things as ‘very bad.’ When we look at the bigger picture or the lives of others, we can see that there are worse things.
Think about this…
Someone’s having a worse day than you…
What does this all have to to with the pandemic this world is facing right now? The answer is very simple. There are many things you can’t do right now. This feels as limitations. Still, things could be very much worse.
No, we can’t do everything right now. This hurts. Emotionally and financially. It’s all for the greater cause. A cause where one day we can say to each other, “We’ve kept it up!”
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