Update for Photo-Heart Connection: I tried to like some of my other images in order to add something new for the inaugural Photo-Heart Connection, but this one stuck with me in a big way. It was, for me, such a striking photo, and the post is as true-to-me as I know how to be.
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I’m old enough that this rusty piece of farm equipment speaks to me.
The rust reminds me of time gone by…of mistakes made and lessons learned along the way.
Its gears remind me that trying is always better than not and that determination, ingenuity, and common sense can overcome almost any obstacle.
The wheel’s circular shape reminds me that life continues, even when I, in grief or anger or disappointment, might want to give up.
The space between the spokes reminds me to keep an open heart and an open mind and, no matter how old I am, to be more attentive to the future than I am to the past.Texture Tuesday processing – added Kim Klassen’s Shades of November texture with blend mode set to Multiply at 50%; used a layer mask to remove the texture from portions of the wheel.