"Break the circle"
I've thought about quitting social media for some time, and much more significant than that even stopping photography and writing in general as something has seemed to be missing. It's felt as if after reaching a plateau and climbing up my eyes were greeted by a vast desert of which the end is not visible, and seems to stretch on forever. I've thought about this empty feeling, and how it could possibly be associated with what I've been creating when my time spent with a camera traveling the world has been some of, if not, the best and most meaningful experiences of my entire life. And I've come to the conclusion that it is not the tools that are the problem, but instead the limits of which I've allowed to confine the process; or rather, that I've even allowed a process to intrude itself into my world at all. I've realized that once the limits are removed, that endless desert becomes a blessing and not a curse; the lack of anything, an opportunity to continue, instead of a reason to allow things to just...end. Simply put, I've been trying to find creative fulfillment in an unfufillng way. And the truth is I've been going on in this way for so long I'm not even sure I know how to do it any differnet. It frightens me. But now I feel like the best solution for the moment at least is to start a new journey of creation without any limits at all. All the tools are there, the same as they were, only the hands themselves could possibly become more aligned with the dreams and the feelings that surround them. I don't know where it will go. To put it bluntly, and in terms of the rat-race world, assuredly nowhere. But in terms of the 'Lost In Translation' feeling that the last scene of that movie left me with, I feel like it would be the best shot I've got at finding out the good things about who I am that I still don't know, if any, and more important than that, at sharing something meaningful with others. That's what it should be about; what it should have always been about.
All the best to you fellow artists out there, searching for fulfillment on your own journeys, wherever you are and wherever you are headed next.
#streetlightdreams - 2 hours ago