Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Resolutions vs. Alterations

I found this old negative, a photo of a store on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, taken many many years ago and I thought how apt of a word, how better than resolution.



So, instead of New Year's Resolutions, I am making Alterations.

To a great degree, all the Alterations are inter-connected, and I am enjoying illustrating each alteration with my photography.
 
In the book, Balancing Life By The Rule, Debra Farrington shows us the difference between self-help and spiritual growth in her article on creating a "rule" to guide everyday life, based on Christian monastic rules.

Contrasting a rule with a New Year's resolution, she says that the latter is based on what we think is wrong with us (too fat, too poor, too tired, etc), while a spiritual rule grows from a desire to become more fully what we were created to be.

What do you think?
I would love to hear from you!

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3 comments:

  1. Bruce:

    Alterations verses Resolutions - wonderful! I was stopped by your photograph - nice image.

    Jennifer

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  2. Love the idea of alterations verses resolutions. I've never been one to make resolutions, but I think I can handle some alterations--somehow feels more realistic and achievable.

    julie

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