One of my favorite pastimes on the internet is finding a good picture gallery and just looking through it. I know, shock of shocks, and so different than everyone else. But it was while I was looking at some of those pictures this morning, that I started to consider the impacts they have on our lives.
Images are powerful tools. Whether you realize it or not, we are constantly assailed in our daily lives by those images. Whether it be pictures of the down trodden, the righteous, the victorious, or nature in her omnipotent fury, they all have their place in inspiring us.
As an author, I know I take aspects of my daily life, and attempt to fit them into the narrative of my stories. That’s not to say I live a drug fueled life full of hedonistic pleasures, I’m not rich enough for that, but I do take and include the simple things that make life a joy.
I attempt to convey to you how even in the darkest of times, a simple smile can change the world that surrounds you. I try to convey that even when things are going great, it only takes one moment for those things to end. It’s nothing special, an aspect of my writing I’m sure most authors try to include.
But it is uniquely me. The way I look at a situation is completely different than you, or anyone else, will look at that situation. What tools and abilities we’ve gained through our experiences shape how we approach a problem. Just like images shape how we see the world.