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This week's theme is Simplicity. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what that means to me personally, or in my photographs. Believe me, I came up with all sorts of photos that, to me, portrayed simplicity. Then I started THINKING....always an uh oh.
I thought of this one:
Yeah, looks simple, right? But then I start thinking about what made that silt so deceiving; cracked and dry on the surface, but muck less than a centimeter underneath. The grass looks like simplicity, but it started a whole conversation with myself about the origins of the earth, and what it takes to make a simple seed grow somewhere, and photosynthesis, and chlorophyll, and all of a sudden it didn't seem so simple. At all.
Anyway, I love the idea of simple, and living simply. But just like trying to find a "simple" photograph, it's not so easy to live that way.