1.08.2011

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful 1-8-11
I've been struggling a little bit creatively lately.  I had some difficult times.  Now I'm settled and it's over, but I'm still struggling a little getting going.

So I have been trying to come up with some sort of 1 per day project that would keep me accountable and going, even when I don't feel like it.  

I've also been struggling in my life to continue to see the beauty in the world around me.  I feel like there is a lot of beauty, but so many people have misunderstood and hurt me.  People are mean to each other and hurt each other.  I've hurt people, too.  I've for a long time made a conscious effort to continue to see the beauty in people, even when I do feel hurt.  (I've also cut my losses and moved on in many cases, too.)  

Lately, though, it's been more difficult for some reason.

Maybe I'm burned out.  Maybe I'm depressed.  I'm not sure.

It occurred to me the other day that I should do a yearlong project to help me with both of these problems.  To be creative each day and to see the beauty in the world around me.  (In addition to working on my photography skills.)

Thus, the "Life is Beautiful" project I've started today.  My favorite movie of all time is "Life is Beautiful."  Just thinking about the movie makes me emotional.  If you never have seen it, you should.  (And see it in Italian with the subtitles - it's better that way.)

The title of the movie is the perfect title for my project.  1 photo per day of something I find beautiful in my life that very day. 

I will post the photos daily on my flickr photostream.  Sometimes I will post them here, too.

Today is Day 1 for Life is Beautiful.  It's what I saw this morning. 

2 comments:

Tubby Tabby's SquawkBox said...

Kim, Love your post. My step-daughter is doing somewhat the same thing. She is posting a photo everyday for 365 days. So far she's done a fantastic job. Here's hoping this works as good therapy for you.
Much Love—Jodi

Carrie said...

Love this photo! All our snow is gone here, but I'm hoping to have some more soon. So pretty!