Something Old is New Again

We often press forward,crossing items off of the proverbial “bucket list”, reaching for the next level in our fitness, clearing out those numerous e-mails before we leave our desk, learning how to use a new tool, and so on. In our culture what’s new is constant new offerings every day.

And yet, it’s also wonderful to look at something old in a new way. Maybe you haven’t played a musical instrument that you’ve enjoyed, for many years; a new reed, a polishing cloth, a few false starts and your delight returns; Same is true for most hobbies … picking up that paint brush, finally altering your aunts old wool coat with its memories to fit a new generation; seeing an old relationship in a new way, minus the personal feelings evoked and so on.

I experienced that this week in looking at an old image in a new way because of an improved post processing procedure. A clearer picture now, taken on a beautiful fall day in November … was actually a 4 year old image made in July. As we transition through our seasons, we can reflect on the old in the today and often find new insights.

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  1. Brenda Brennan November 7, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    Hi IBK
    Your photos and writings are so wonderful!
    Have you thought of putting same together snd publishing in book form?

  2. Jeanne Baer November 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

    I agree. Picking up or noticing the old can bring such a different reaction to it than when we first contemplated or used it! Insightful as usual, IBK

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