“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” —C.S. Lewis
I enjoy seeing how things get repurposed, filling a role or performing a function other than that it was designed to do. My grandfather was a master of repurposing. As a child, I was always intrigued to see what he would create next: windmills with blades cut from empty soda cans; jars nailed by their lids to the rafters in the garage and filled with nails, screws, bolts and washers of every size; the bed of his 1952 Willy’s Jeep converted into a box for his hunting dogs; a scrap of leather cut from an old shoe to make a hinge for an old wooden toolbox; or a new “yard chair” constructed from the components of other chairs. Seeing these sleigh bells tied to a door handle to alert the shopkeeper of arriving and departing customers reminded me of all that. I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed the memories sparked as I created it.
“Doorbell”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 150mm
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket–safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
— C.S. Lewis
I know which one I like better, but thought I’d ask your opinion:
Which of the two edits of this image do you prefer? There’s a 1-question poll beneath the second image. Thanks for your feedback!