These are my March “rejects” photos.
The ones that didn’t appear in the blog.
The lonely photos, the forgotten photos, the photos not needed.
Today the rejects come forth. They come forth to vindicate all rejects–all the rejects of the world.
You know how it is with rejects. Come on, we’ve all been rejected. You can’t live ten, twenty, forty, sixty years without tasting the bitter herb of rejection!
It’s the times when you don’t get a job you applied for. When things don’t go how you imagine. When a friend or lover gives you the swift boot. When life refuses to cooperate in a friendly way (or so we think at the time).
The photos are here to whisper something to you.
Are you ready?
“It may not have been you–personally,” the photos whisper. “It may just have been circumstances.”
All these photos on this blog were OK photos, right? They all made a strong statement. They were strong candidates for Blogging Position. Yet they failed to make the cut.
But not through any fault of their own, I want to say.
It was not the fault of the photographs.
Instead, it was the Larger Picture. They were not needed at the time. They were not the Right Statement. Their statement did not jive with the group consensus. They were standing at the at the gate–lovely photographs, you dears, lovely photographs–but the gate never opened for them.
Until now. I am opening the rejects gate. Photos, stand straight!
Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you are unworthy. Don’t let anyone call you second best. You are gorgeous in your own right…it simply was not the time for you to shine for the world to see.
There is a season for each of us. A season to shine. A season for the photograph of ourselves to glimmer in the sunlight. A season to bow and curtsy in the spotlight. To let our gifts be known to the wide wide world.
It’s all a matter of timing. Yesterday’s reject shall be today’s shining star.
Never fear. Your time is coming. The resurrection is upon us. (Pardon me, had to add that last bit of Easter wisdom…)