Wordy Rappinghood & A Framed Human

4 Feb

Stories change with the reader and the memories and courage or sorrow or joy buried in every moment captured on film/byte/print is awesome in potential.

Last night I had fun trying to tell a story based on the 5 card Flickr tool @cogdog developed. These images and words are what we are. Our eyeballs see and turn into words the vision of “the world” and we make meaning. I know emotions are in there somewhere, and instinct. But words are all in and over us and the vision is the world. Together we are a Wordy Wrappinghood and frame our reality in images as noted in the days of old by The Tom Tom Club.

“Words in papers, words in books
Words on TV, words for crooks
Words for comfort, words for peace
Words to make the fighting cease
Words to tell you what to do
Words are working hard for you
Eat your words but don’t go hungry
Words have always nearly hung me”

(Tom Tom Club on Facebook for some great history and awesome new music)

Our daughter below is in her great-grandmother’s dress. How rich is the story that ties the generations and the fabric of the dress itself becomes the fabric of the story. The very fabric of our life. What stories and memories will be created as this image floats around this site and these spaces in the digital environments. What stories will I relive, remake, and tell as an old man when I view this memory?

The stories in this class, the momentary connections and the ones that have yet to be formed by the words we share, the images we retweet and others find, are what we are. I have already found some and will find more and they will become me.



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