Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Out of kilter

Out of Kilter, Mont Vernon, NH, February 2007, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 18mm, Exposure 1/250 sec @ f8.0, ISO 200, exposure bias -2/3 stop, no flash, polarizing filter, © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Ever get that "out of kilter" feeling? When for whatever reason, you are not standing as straight and tall as you'd like? Fighting against something -- nature, wind, time? Perhaps your foundation is not well prepared.

Sounds like a wake-up call to me. A warning that someting is not right -- perhaps not in alignment with your core beliefs, your intentions, your heart.

Hey, I consider that good news. It means we are designed with a feedback loop that helps us course-correct. Shore up the foundation. Apply a little TLC. And the sooner the corrections are made, the better off you'll be. Before too much damage is done. Before someone comes by to condemn.

Blessed is the wake-up call. Perhaps it is even divine. Who knows -- but welcome it.

2 comments:

Honeybee said...

Great picture...it actually had me "leaning."
I like the message too!

Steven Crisp said...

Thanks Honeybee. Isn't it amazing how everyday things can be a metaphor for our lives? I guess that is because everyday things really are our lives.