Music Take Me Away
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite images I’ve created. The idea was not coming together the way I wanted, and is still far from what I originally had in mind. I will be re-shooting it at a later time; however, there’s still something to be learned through this.
Music has the power to transport us into other worlds. No matter who you are, there is some style of music that will speak to you. There may be different ones at different times, but it’s always there, and always has the power to transform. This life can be tough, but music has a way of reaching into the soul and giving us hope where we otherwise would have seen none.
I almost skipped this week. I was going to toss this one out, and just start on the next week’s theme, but I decided to give it one last chance. I’m so glad that I did. Through this image, I learned more about myself and my work flow, process, and just general preferences. It is not perfect, not nearly. We all have room to grow and improve.
The creation of other worlds, even if they are imperfect, can be such a thrilling, humbling experience. We may have different ways of approaching it, but that’s part of what’s so wonderful about it. Music, stories, photography, and countless other things, can bring us to a new place and new heights that we never even dreamed of.
Part of this journey is stepping out, even in the midst of fear. Even when we don’t know where that next step might take us. Sometimes God speaks in subtle ways, sometimes through music. Sometimes music can give us the strength that we need to persevere. It takes us to a world where the things that seem so big are seen as they truly are; they’re so much smaller from here.
Sometimes we need to step away from our reality to gain an accurate grasp or understanding of it. Sometimes we need to reach inside ourselves and listen to the words we don’t want to hear. If we accept them with kindness and understanding, we’ll have a much better chance of using those inner gifts in a positive way.