This time last year I had my gallbladder removed and was confined to the house for a few weeks as I recovered from the keyhole surgery. During that time I continued with my "project365"... trying to catalog my extremely large collection of tee-shirts... and show to my world that I was still alive... still here.
I can't imagine being confined like that now. It scares me, if I am honest. I hated the snow because I couldn't get out. Don't get me wrong... its nice to be indoors... all warm & cosy... but my obsession / passion for photography is driving me "out there".
Afterall... out there is where the Motherwell Heritage Centre is ::
... or the CB Exchange Building ::
Out there I can focus on things other than myself. I can focus on others... out there.
Photography, for me, is all about capturing the moment... the moment I am participating in either actively or passively in a viewing capacity. There are times when its about me... but mostly its me looking out at the world.
Same goes with faith. If we are not "out there" actively participating in the moments that are given to us... then there is the very real possibility that we'll become self-absorbed and inward focussed. Yes... faith can be about me... but its mostly about me looking out at the world... and seeing how I can participate in it for good.
Get out there!