Miguel Gandert is a very talented photographer and his work really taught me a lot. He sees the world in a completely different light than I do. I am usually so busy that I don't have time to stop and look at the beauty all around me. The photo that especially got to me was the one of three Hispanic girls dancing. Their dresses were spinning around them and all the girls looked so happy and free. I be a liar if I said I wasn't jealous of that feeling. Although I consider myself a happy person, I feel like I am constantly worried about getting assignments turned in or preparing for that upcoming test. I don't feel like I ever really get to relax and just have fun. What Miguel really taught me is that I need to slow down and enjoy the world around me.
There were a couple of quotes that Miguel said I really identified with. "Poverty in an age of affluence is being unable to write and having others write about you," is one particular quote that I really related to. To me, my age is very wealthy in intelligent and empowering people, and I am not a very strong writer at all. Having someone else write about your ideas and accomplishments when you can't write about them yourself would symbolize true greatness for me. Another quote that I really liked was when Miguel said, "Sometimes you're just not ready to see it so don't throw it away." This reminded me about how Einstein was racing against a well-known mathematician to find the equation for relativity, and eventually he went back to an equation he made years before and discarded and found that it was actually right! It just shows everything has its worth, even if we don't realize it at the time. All in all Miguel's work was very eye opening to the values and characteristics I want to have.
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