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I reviewed all the photos I posted this year and found that I don't stray far from a particular, narrow range of subjects.  I guess it shows the limitations of my life.

I'm already thinking about what I am going to do next year.  November is a good time to start thinking about changes for the new year.  For example, I am going to try to get to the gym now before the new year's rush of frustration.  Anyway, so next year in terms of photos?  I see my limitations and I want to do something about that.  I don't think I will continue a 365 project, but might consider a 52 project, perhaps find themes to follow, or puzzle out themes in a week's worth of photos.

Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks linked to this Ted Talk and it got me thinking about art and authenticity, imitation and falling short.



One of the things that Hetain Patel says is that when falling short in imitation, he falls into his authentic self.  Watching that video struck so many places in my heart.  Coming to this understanding causes potential change in so many aspect of my life.  There is always so much talk about finding a unique niche, a personal style, and alternative to all those millions of options already available to us.  It's daunting yet I trudge along following in the footsteps of others that I admire, thinking that I have nothing new to contribute.  But if I fall short in my imitation, and if then I fall more into my authentic self, isn't that then something unique and original because it comes from within me, a unique and original person?

Good stuff to fill my mind, I think.

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