Saturday, January 12, 2013
Bigger Than Life
Not knowing where the expression, "Bigger than Life" came from, I looked it up (but, of course!) Only to find that it was a movie made in 1956 that did not do well at the box office, BUT the plot and subject matter is compelling-particularly for handling it at that time. It's about a nice family man struck with an illness and was treated 'successfully' with an experimental drug, cortisone. Yes, I know seems mild doesn't it? Nevertheless, he becomes addicted and abusus it and suffers psychotic episodes which endanger his family. Produced in 1956, I see that you can still buy this movie and it is even out on blu ray.
But, the movie really has nothing to do with my subject matter today. I just thought the expression, 'bigger than life' fit the images. Little did I know the significance of the title!
This leaf had made its way into the office studio space we have. I think it was blown in by the wind when the door was opened. I kept walking by it thinking, how beautiful it was and how I should snap it up and photograph it. Lucky for me, I finally did do that before the area was cleaned up of the outside debris. It's beauty, in my eyes, is bigger than life. Its details warrant a good close look and examination. So many wonderful details! Providing yet, another way to celebrate the mundane.
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)
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