Thursday, September 08, 2011

Photo Challenge: Happiness

Keith and I are in agreement that the most difficult prompts for the Shutterboo Weekly Photo Challenge are the abstract ones. I already discussed this a bit in the "anger" post, but it's just as true for this week's topic of "happiness." Everyone's ideas of happiness are so unique and personal. How can you really convey that in a picture? I see a picture of, say, a cookie, but what makes you happy about it? Is it the chocolate chips? The fact that your mom baked them for you? You're finally off that stupid cabbage soup diet?

As predicted, because Keith did so well with "yellow" he was looking around for a happiness picture at the 11th hour last night with no real inspiration.

"Help! I'm desperate!" he said.

"I think a picture of bed would be good," I offered. (This is usually my idea of happiness, starting at 8 o'clock in the evening.)

The look on his face clearly indicated a lack of happiness with this idea.

"That's right," I said. "This is the part where you claim to be desperate for ideas. So I throw out a few, and then you immediately shoot them all down."

He pretended that wasn't the usual pattern, but I knew better. I kept my mouth shut.

So, to Keith, my hugely pregnant belly means happiness:
I appreciate the thought, but when I see the photographic evidence, in black and white, all I can think is "Wow, I'm huge." I'm excited about the baby, and excited that we're so close to meeting this new person growing inside me .... but I wouldn't say that my massive belly itself brings me joy. Mostly heartburn and indigestion.

Hopefully we can be in better agreement on what illustrates "triangle" for next week's challenge.


revjeremy said...

"So I throw out a few, and then you immediately shoot them all down."

This must hereditary, because it happens to me ALL the time.

I think for "triangle", you should draw a triangle on your belly.

M. Lubbers said...

I was just instructed by Keith to ignore your comment because I "don't need to mock" him again. So I guess that's all I have to say about that.

So pretty much every challenge from here until Oct 10 should involve the belly? That could require some skillful photo editing from Keith. He does appreciate a challenge!