The word for 2013 is light.
It opens my heart to the light in photography which I am learning is the very essence of it; to the lightness of footprint on the planet which I hold dear; and to the light of new possibilities.
From Monday morning work gets back to normal and the day job continues to throw up even more challenges than usual. At times like this the word work just feels too hard…..
So after some thought, I’ve decided to re-name my work, “creating possibilities.”
Why? Because like so many people, I work all the time now. It is not something separate any more. Creating possibilities is a full on, full time, waking, sleeping, eating, drinking way of life. Freud said that the two most important things in life are love and work, or in my case love and creating possibilities. And now I know, maybe for the first time, that this is true for me.
Creating possibilities is what I do. Listening, learning, creating, holding and moving forward……every day.
So for 2013, light is my guide and creating possibilities is my world. Armed with the courage of January optimism I am in “bring it on” mode…….. for now at least!!
I drop in regularly for a little 'boost'. This was not a disappointment – I look forward to the possibilities you create for I know they will 'light-en' my life!
These beautiful image are a welcome ray of light on a dull dreary Sunday in the north east.
I am glad you are refreshed and ready for the challenges of work and creating possibilities.
Mary Pellerito says
My wish is for everyone to be able to live with the optimism and freshness that the new year intrinsically provides.
Kerry O'Gorman says
A positive way to start the year. Light is fresh, easy, promising…indeed! It's that shift in mindset that comes forth in your lovely photos and words. Happy New Year!
Beautiful, encouraging, motivating ….. LOVE this post!
Felicity Hayes-McCoy says
Thanks, Catherine. As always.
Just before reading your post I tweeted about the fact that, as well as being Nollaig na mBan, the night of mighty women, tonight's Oíche na dTrí Ríthe, the Night of The Three Kings. Traditionally the single Christmas candle in Irish windows becomes three candles tonight in their honour. I love how that echoes the ancient gesture in which ritual light demonstrates optimism and confidence despite the darkness of winter.
Beautiful photos! Best wishes for a wonderful 2013, both in your garden and in creating possibilities!
Down by the sea says
Stunning pictures to illustrate your word to focus on this year, wishing you luck with the new possibilities ahead.
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
Beautiful Catherine…I like the idea of creating possibilities. And working with, noticing light…I hope to learn more about the light as I use my new camera…and stepping lightly reminds me of my upcoming post at Beautiful Wildlife Gardens…wishing you love, light and all the possibilities in 2013!
elaine rickett says
Let there be light – and there was light – especially in your photos – keep thinking beautiful thoughts.
Diane J. Reed says
Exquisite images that evoke so many nuances for me—yes, light is the essence, a very worthy meditation for new hope & a new year! : )
Love Love love the photos!!
helen tilston says
A beautiful message to accompany your glorious images. I liked Felicity's comment and the lighting of 3 candles. We continue the tradition of lighting 12 candles tonight, a west of Ireland custom.
You and me – both. Work and life are all one and the same. Such beautiful..illuminating intentions. Yes – bring it on!
Lovely evocative photos. Light affects our moods so much. I look forward to more inspiration this year!
Karen Chapman says
Good thoughts. Love those silhouette images. I never get tired of taking photos which are backlit or silhouetted.
Creating possibilities = the word of the year! Great! People often ask me are you still at work? and so on. Sometimes it's very irritating because I love what I do, so your thoughts about work is creating possibilities sounds so good. Love your photos too!
You are downright inspirational, Catherine! I love the way you think and say things…. Here's to lots of light and creating possibilities.
Robin aka Gotham Girl says
It is the such the essence of photography isn't it? Love the captures!
Jennifer Richardson says
much love and light to you
as your create possibilities
and open to the wonder around you:)
Love this idea. And as always I am in love with your photographs. Beautiful.
Lovely theme for your post Catherine…and LIGHT = PHOTO, so such a nice philosophy for you and all the photographers in 2013.
moved by your light <3
Wonderful post. Light is such a wonderful word for the year. And love your thought about creating possibilities… thinking of this I have realized that this is what I do too… thanks!
Wonderful set of photos – different but similar. Good work!
Belinda @ Wild Acre says
Love, LOVE thinking of work as creating possibilities. And Light, what a powerful word to choose, and it must have special resonance for you as a photographer. Delighted to have discovered your blog and look forward to following your adventures with light! Belinda