Resolution {wk. 2}

Resolution with copyright

“Accustom yourself to look first to the dreadful consequences of failure; then fix your eye on the glorious prize which is before you; and when your strength begins to fail, and your spirits are well nigh exhausted, let the animating view rekindle your RESOLUTION, and call forth in renewed vigour the fainting energies of your soul.” ~ William Wilberforce

Horizon {wk. 1*}

Vista with Copyright

HORIZON: [ME orizon, fr. LL horizont-, horizon, fr. Gk. hori-akin to L urvus circumference of a city] (14c)    1 a: the apparent junction of earth and sky; d: range of perception or experience; e: something that might be attained

(Adapted from Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary)

Just a small word—or rather a large one—that’s been on my mind often throughout the last year.  A mysterious word.  A beautiful word.  A hopeful word.

Trudging through the rain and the fog and the sleet and the hail and the snow in the dark of life—it’s easy to wonder whether the horizon is really there.  So far away does it seem.  Is it even “reachable?”  Will I be able to handle this journey?

Though the what may be fuzzy, the when, where, and how unknown, the Who is for sure.  And that should be comfort enough.

“By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation,
You who are the trust of all the ENDS OF THE EARTH and of the farthest sea;
Who establishes the mountains by His strength,
Being girded with might;
Who stills the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.
They who dwell in the ENDS OF THE EARTH stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.”

Psalm 65:5-8

[*Just the first of many posts for my Project 52.  Due to my *ahem* delayed beginning, the plan is to post a few times a week until caught up.  From then on, once or twice a week is a little more realistic…]

Initiation

Project 52 with copyright

Scraps of paper.  Scattered post-it notes.  Stacks of quarter-filled notebooks.

Chicken scratch lists and unfinished project outlines seem to be the norm when it comes to creativity.

Although actually reaching their end can be a challenge, there’s something satisfying—something motivating—about initiating new projects.

So, in my quest to become a better photographer, I’ve created a “smorgasbord” version of a 52-week project.  Bite-size is key here, as is thinking outside of the box.  Each year has fifty-two weeks.  Each week has one theme.  Each theme requires one photo.  Borrowed a few intriguing prompts from another photo challenge list, added a few of my favorite words and concepts, brought in a couple from a whimsical writing prompt list, and included some from another 52-week photo project—hence the smorgasbord.

Pretty simple in theory.  We’ll see how well it transitions into action;).