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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

lonely in a crowd

 

Lonely is the prompt of The Sunday Creative this week.  I immediately knew what I wanted to do because a few weeks ago I was discussing with friends our dislike of going to parties or big events where we don’t know many people.  We were grumbling about being introverts in an extrovert world where there is social pressure to prefer any company to solitude.  One of my friends said ‘I’d rather be alone at home than alone in a crowd’.  It was this idea that prompted my image. 

[Photo taken at a workshop in Vanuatu, textures from ShadowHouse Creations, magic from Photoshop Elements].

prompt-lonely

Where are you on this issue?  Does the idea of being alone in a crowd resonate or puzzle?

5 comments:

Sian said...

I find it quite exciting - I love walking up a street somewhere I've never been before and taking it all in completely by myself.

Deb said...

This is a cool post, Helena. I suppose it depends on where I am and what the crowd is. Like, yesterday I was in a room full of people called for jury duty and I was ok with that. I love the sentiment you chose for your photo!

justine said...

what a great shot and so thought provoking. I agree, I would rather be home alone. I love your words and your photograph and thank you for making me think.

Rosie said...

It does resonate with me, definitely! And I also would rather be home alone. Great shot, too!

Dorian Susan said...

I'd have to agree....maybe that's why we like to blog so much. We're home alone, but connected if we want to be. Great take on the prompt.