The constituent particles that form you and I most likely came from a supernova explosion up to five billion years ago. While particles do not have memory, information is never lost. Form can frequently change, and there are more possibilities for a disorganised existence than an organised one.
Our being composed of the elemental remnants of a supernova is relative to a photographic image being composed of the sun’s photons. It could be that a photograph, a singular record of organised light, has the power to subconsciously remind us while as humans we are finite in form, we are also infinite in essence.
“There is an intense but simple thrill in setting off in the morning on a mountain trail, knowing that everything you need is on your back. It is a confidence in having left the inessentials behind and of entering a world of natural beauty that has not been violated, where money has no value, and possessions are a dead weight. The person with the fewest possessions is the freest. Thoreau was right.” - PAUL THEROUX
"When one takes a photograph one doesn’t think about making a statement but rather about creating something visual which can later bear a meaning. The meaning of the photograph depends upon the viewer’s interpretation, but not necessarily the photographer’s.”
—Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002)
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