I was recently privileged to view another member of aGathering's image of this iconic building. It's a brilliant shot as we are all used to seeing from Ian. It inspired me to post this.
I'm sure that by now most of you have worked out what and where it is. Sorry to say it's not the library in Mosgiel but of course the Sydney Opera House.
It got me thinking……………
Without seeing the whole structure we instantly recognise this building and therefore its location. Is this the same assumption that we make of people when we see them each day?
I for one think it is.
I recently attended the funeral of a lovely lady that lost her battle with cancer. She was the Mum of a good friend and was a lovely person.
At the funeral was an old school mate that, when I told him what I was now doing, looked shocked at me not believing that I had a creative bone in my body.
This triggered another thought, who am I?
Am I the person that I was at 20 years old, am I the person that I am now or am I a combination of all of the times in between?
I'm a great believer that we take a small part from each person we meet in life and this combines to produce the person that we are today therefore we, or more precisely our personalities, are constantly in a state of flux. I can see how I have changed since picking up a camera and also can clearly see the influence each and everybody in this group has had on me. I guess this is the strength of the collective.
So who am I?
I'm a collective unit of all the people and experienced that have passed my way over a lifetime of adventure.
I look forward to many more experiences in the future!
Who will I become……………………………………………………………