So there was a stunning full moon last week; New Year's Day infact.. I tried to photograph it in Henley, with limited success.. Just as I was about to give up on catching it & almost home, I looked up & saw this .. Luckily it was a quiet road so could pull over & snap...This image still doesn't quite do it justice, though nevertheless as the January Wolf Moon was a Supermoon, I still wanted to share #JanuaryFullMoon#Supermoon#WolfMoon#CuspBaby#Lunar
I'll be posting here (at least) every Monday this year, and with it, a reflection, or just something corny. Lately I've been thinking about social media after giving up Facebook for 2018 (mind you, I'll still check my artist page monthly). When giving something up, it's good to know your reasons for doing it. Will it enrich your life? Will your quality of life improve? Will you be more productive and healthy away from these "things"? These are good questions to ask. Social media is a way for us to connect and communicate, though often I run into an excess of information I don't need. Most times it seems like people are speaking TO me and not conversing WITH me. It's why I prefer in-person communication and actually hearing inflection in one's voice -there's just something organic about that. Now, would I manage a Facebook page for a job? Sure, but for me, life feels more like my own without one. I prefer instagram to other platforms. I'm not taking a million selfies on snapchat, and I don't have any current offers to post work in a gallery, so this is a great platform for me to use right now. I like connecting on here, although if you unfriend someone on the web, or block them, that's like the fastest way to end a "friendship" to date. (I'd compare it to "ghosting", which I'm really not fond of.) There's always a different reason why for everyone, whether it's for page stats (some auto third party apps are way too demanding of followers and will auto-unfollow users), feeling overwhelmed following too many people, or maybe that friendship has sailed and you don't need to know about their life. Not one reason or reaction is the same for one person. We absorb and experience things differently. Some people hurt for a while, others move on in seconds. So, ask yourself the hard questions. What can you do to make life feel more like your own? Is there something you need to stop doing to create a better life? Try on others shoes once in a while, metaphorically. Think about why you may feel a specific way from something instead of continuing to participate in it. Happy Monday. Here's a shot from the Full Wolf Moon .