Today's Texture Tuesday challenge theme is love. Being a bit pressed for time this week, I searched my archives for something fitting the theme. There were a few contenders that I played with for awhile, but then I remembered this photo of a bench at a local state park where I sometimes walk with and without my camera in hand. Someone had heavily carved the words "I Love" in the back of the bench. I loved the way the sunlight was beaming down on the seat, so I shot a picture.
Defacement of government property notwithstanding, I thought the sentiment was lovely and somewhat profound. There are two ways one could interpret this message: fill in the blank or just let it stand on its own. I preferred to go with the latter.
Love is a verb and needs no object. "I love" is a complete sentence. Much has been said about love by greater minds and people than I, so I won't pontificate here except to say that as a personal mission statement, it rocks.
Later, while processing image, I noticed something when I enlarged it. Someone else (presumably later) had come by with a "fill in the blank" idea, and lightly wrote in the word "sex." I never did anything with the picture because of it. Although the words "I love" predominate, all I could see after that was the added word glowing like a neon sign in Vegas. Not that there's anything wrong with sex, but I didn't want anyone get the wrong idea about the statement I was making.
You can see it now, right? Tell me you can see it so I won't worry that I've gone Freudian here on my blog for all to see.
I am now wondering what the mere mention of the word will generate traffic-wise on this blog.
Well, we can't help what we love and sometimes we can't help what we capture on camera.
For this image, I stuck closely to the theme and used two of Kim's love inspired textures: "Love in Layers" and "Ugg Love." I can't wait to mosey over there and see what love inspired in the TT participants.