Week 9: Common Clichés

The grass is always greener on the other side.  People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  Actions speak louder than words.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Laughter is the best medicine….

…A picture is worth a thousand words?

Well, this week, let’s hope so, since if it isn’t obvious, I’ve been plagued to work with common clichés.  Sounds like a fun idea, but what the heck do I do?  In another week filled with two winter storms, as it’s currently snowing again outside, the “grass is greener” cliché is sounding really good right about now.  I’ll have to get creative for this week, since I’ve already toyed with some ideas which would fall in to the “common cliché” category.

As I get working on thinking of something, I’ll leave you with some pictures from an old film photography project that I did about a year ago.  I was working with the idea of how throughout our lives, we’re constantly longing for another, or some type of human connection, and even if we have what we want at the time, another season of life will bring another need that will seem insatiable.  It seems like at the end of it all, when we’re left to ourselves, all we want is what he had before and can never get back.  When comparing to clichés, it almost makes me think of “absence makes the heart grow fonder” — I think that cliché sucks!  Though it does make the heart grow fonder, it also breaks the heart, which is an unfortunate side-effect, sometimes without remedy.

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