Saturday, September 17, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge, Day 4

Green is an equivocal color. It is green that lightens our hearts as winter gives way to spring. It is also the color of sickness. It is the lush, vibrant color of life. It is the dark, foreboding color of the deadliest of the seven deadly sins.

My original thought was to compose a couple shots that hinted at it. Because that is the insidiousness of envy. It eats away at us, gnaws at our sense of ourselves, destroys families, communities, drives a wall between populations in entire nations.

Yet, it is rarely named. We stare at the world through the green-tinged eyes of envy, without ever realizing that, like all monsters, it becomes smaller, more manageable, once it is named.

It is, also, empty - it convinces us we are empty when, in fact, it is a hollow shell, a bottomless pit into which we cast our lives and fortunes, only to discover they have failed to fill it.

So, a somewhat adequate representation on our dry-erase board of something green. With a tedious, pedantic explanation.

Virtual Tin Cup

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