Sunday, May 23, 2010
Whenever I'm inspired by something, I generally take a photograph of it. That's the beauty of having phones these days that come with cameras. You hardly ever have to worry about being unprepared. You can almost always capture the image to use later. For bloggers, this is a God-send.
So when this light (pictured above) came on inside the dash of my SUV this morning on my way home from a coffee house visit, I was motivated to take a picture.
The "sign" says "empty"--a sure sign of things to come if I don't refuel my tank. But what else can it mean? A friend called while I had paused at a Stop Sign around the corner from my house, ready to shoot. I told her what I was doing, that I'd call her right back. When I did, we had a funny discussion about the meaning of the word and/or idioms and phrases associated with the word.
She, in fact, suggested I ask you what the photo makes you think of. Here are a few of her immediate thoughts:
_Running on empty
_Out of gas (not having to do with cars)
A few of mine:
_A glass half empty/half full
Empty. It's a small word with many meanings. What does this visual, or the word, make you think of today? Do you have a tank that needs filling? If so, what are you doing about it?