25 More Lessons (I've) Learned
49. Chase Her, Chase Him

..or chase it!

Lately, Iíve had this penchant for chasing people and vehicles through streets and perilous traffic. Not only does it make my photo treks exciting, but the results are often particularly satisfying because the feat requires exquisite timing, tireless effort, a little courage and the employ of some rather unusual angles.

This is the one lesson which Iíve been fortunate enough not to get in trouble for, but which I would advise to heed cautiously nonetheless.

Furthermore, I will add that I only advocate this if youíre doing it as part of an aesthetic/artistic voyage, and not a voyeuristic and invasive prowl. I suppose ultimately it is all relative, because regardless of how you see it, others will likely shout ďstalkerĒ at one point or another. But donít be phased or frazzled by the scowling accusations, for any great artist always tests or expands the boundaries of tastes and sensibility.

O Kate, nice customs curtsy to great kings. Dear Kate, you and I cannot be confined within the weak list of a country's fashion: we are the makers of manners, Kate; and the liberty that follows our places stops the mouth of all find-faults; as I will do yours, for upholding the nice fashion of your country in denying me a kiss: therefore, patiently and yielding.

~ King Henry V, William Shakespeare

Öeverything that I have been saying about the maverick personality so far is really true of all creative minds. You know, Shakespeare and Goethe were just as troublesome to their teachers at school as Leonardo and, say, Rutherford. The creative personality is always one that looks on the world as fit for change and on himself as instrument for change. Otherwise, what are you creating for? If the world is perfectly all right the way it is, you have no place in it. The creative personality thinks of the worlds as a canvas for change and of himself as a divine agent of change.

~ The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination, Jacob Bronowski

*a playful example: Rodrigo Rempel's oldtrain/boy

*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.

Donít Put It Away Just Yetlesson 48 lesson 50Fantasize!