MIAGD: Make it a great day
I go back-and-forth between my love for black-and-white photography and colored photography.
Black-and-white photography can be even more thorough at telling the story. However, I also find it very honest, chic, and dramatic.
When I look at photographs of my ancestors from the Nineteenth Century, I love imagining the colors they were wearing.
One particular photograph of my great great grandmother, Anna Greenlee Jones, has especially fascinated me. I used a colorization app to see what she might possibly have looked like, stepping out the black-and-white.
Like the daguerreotypes of the 19th century, long before color photography, there are some days where we just wish there was a bit more color in our lives.
When students, family, or friends share with me their sense of stagnation or being caught in a rut, I always remind them of what the Good Witch Glinda tells Dorothy at the end of the movie, the Wizard of Oz, about returning to Kansas…
Most of us may not have those sequined ruby slippers to click together three times, but like Dorothy, we do have our individual power to make choices and to change. A majority of the time, we allow ourselves to slide off the responsibility ride rather than clicking those damn slipper heels together.
We have choices.
We have the ability.
We have the power.
Stand up. Pull your shoulders back. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. And click your heels together. Write your own script!
We need both black-and-white, and Technicolor; however, most importantly, we always need to make it a great day!