Produce or Consume – that is the question
I’m still shooting every day for the Light Signatures project and some truly beautiful images have emerged like this one.
I’ve had a few days entirely to myself this past weekend which is… well I can’t remember the last time I had this kind of uninterrupted think time. It’s been years. What can I say, a busy life and a young son. Anyway, I’ve had a few days for some inner reflection.
It comes down to this – as always – what is my purpose in life. Am I simply a consumer or am I a producer. I prefer to produce, consumption alone is ultimately boring for me. Not that consumption doesn’t have appeal or wouldn’t be pleasant for a time, but ultimately I would feel empty and I would see little point in continuing to live. This isn’t to say that out of necessity I am not a consumer on some level or to some degree, just that I choose for that to not be my principle occupation.
I want to explore and create new ideas, like this one. I feel incredible when this kind of synergy occurs. I put myself in the right place, with the right frame of mind and the right tools and keep doing that until something additional happens – some outer influence that elevates what I’m doing to a level I couldn’t achieve alone. This is what makes me smile from my core. Its what makes my life worthwhile to me.