I closed my eyes and asked: What does my heart have to say to me today?
My heart chose this photo.
A note found amongst the back alley texture and grunge. I was here, someone whispered through the handprints on the wall, Do you see me?
Yes, I answer, I see you. I document the moment with my camera. Arranging the shapes and lines and acknowledging the mark that someone else left. Perhaps some see the marks as defacing private property, but today I see a call for acknowledgement. See me, the handprints say.
How much, do I pass through my day, without seeing? How many people do I walk by, without acknowledging? It is easy for me to get focused, and miss the world around me. Miss the people who pass me every day.
See me, they whisper. I will try harder, I promise.
As I look for the Photo-Heart Connection, I am finding the message my photographs unlock inside of me depends on the day. I wrote from the heart with this same photograph earlier in the month, and the message was completely different.
I’m realizing that the process I am following to find my Photo-Heart Connection is not about the photos at all. It’s about opening the door to my heart, maybe just a crack, and seeing what comes out. The photos are the means, the conduit, to an end: The message from my heart.
What do you find your heart has to say this month? Share your Photo-Heart Connections below. The link up will be open from April 1 through 7.