Glen is the host of LTPP
Art(including pictures and images)should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche
Your challenge or writing prompt is this:
- what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn
Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.
The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in youand to share it that with others.“
Our Week 38 picture is an old car that was just sitting in a field next to a garage in the City of Owen Sound. Lynn is more an old and vintage car enthusiast than I am. Nevertheless, imagine what memories that old car might be able to share.
“Why do you keep it around, uncle?”
Ben looked at his nephew and smiled. “You’d think that I’ve gone senile, keeping this old vehicle which I cannot even drive anymore. But I have lots of good memories linked to it and I don’t want to sell it or give it away”
“But uncle, if you sold it you’ll get a very good price for it as it is now considered a vintage model. I’m sure any collector would be willing to offer you a handsome price for it!”
“But as I said Joe, I want it where I can see it every day. I have used it for 30 years and I cannot sell 30 year’s worth of memories for just money”
Ben knew that Joe would never understand the value of nostalgia. He was too young for that.