Sunday, July 31, 2011
Eyes are Windows to the Heart
The camera is a fickle tool. It has no bias, but tends to show people truths they don't wish to see. Why can't cameras show what the eye and heart sees? Through the eyes and heart of an individual we don't see someone with added weight, wrinkles, or gray hair - as everyone seems to think when they see a picture of themselves. We see our beloved grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, and so forth. The camera is a cold device used to fulfill self ridicule. It gives people the power to hurt themselves and lash out to others.
Maybe we should all try to become artists in order to paint the world the way we actually see it instead of the way we criticize it to be. Each day our own perspective will dictate how the world looks and we would be accountable for it. Bad days would make our paintings dark, blue, and dirty. Good days would be bright, organized, and beautiful. But, the people in our lives that have blessed us would always be painted in the beauty of that love and shine with our appreciation for them. These people would remain constantly painted the same way, regardless of whether we have a good day or a bad day to paint.
Then, our paintings will show something a camera has no power to do - love, which is true beauty.