Edgar Allan Poe wrote:
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
It's Sunday and while I make it a point to daydream a little every day, this is the day I really allow myself the luxury of thinking about something new. It's a great day to just sit around and "what if?"
One of the challenges we have as members of the photographic industry is there are just too many frustrations. We get so buried in dealing with technology, the economy and business that we too often give up the luxury of dreaming. If we give up dreaming for too long we become trolls!
It all started when we were kids. For many it was a grandmother or parent who didn't understand that daydreaming is the foundation of creativity and slapped us into reality to "go do something useful". Then it was a teacher who caught you daydreaming and coloring outside the lines. As we grew up we were trained more and more to stay on task and *poof* one day we woke up and our daydreaming gene had been removed in a life along dreamectomy.
Here's your goal today - take an hour, sit in your favorite chair in the house and just stare into space. You're going to work on being creatively catatonic! You're going to think about ways to better market yourself. Maybe you're just going to think about changing the way you light your portraits. Maybe you're going to think about all the clients who have loved your work or better yet, the ones who didn't and what you could have done better. Maybe you'll just daydream about your kids as they're growing up or taking more time off to be with your family or getting together with old friends. The world is all yours - so sit back and enjoy the show for an hour!
Here are a few of my favorite quotes that might help you bring those daydreams to the surface!
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. G. K Chesterton
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Never underestimate the power of Dr. Seuss!
Happy Sunday everybody - make it a great day.