The theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is HISTORY.
For my take I am looking at how we mix the OLD WITH THE NEW.
I grabbed this photo of an old house in downtown Richmond, VA.
I wondered about the HISTORY.
Isn’t it great how we humans keep adding to history?
We mix the old with new –
As we do what we do….
The reason we were downtown was for a concert, to enjoy Sean McConnell’s music.
His music was SO good and had a vibe of old with new.
Secondhand Smoke by Sean McConnell:
I shared the Secondhand Smoke song because the lyrics tell a story of McConnell’s history:
“Well I am right back riding shotgun, in a gold sedan
Me and my old man….
The crinkle of the cellophane
crackle of tabacco flame
the stories that he told me as he held it in his hand
Author Update – here is a slideshow with some pics from the concert (will make a video later this spring):
In closing, I want to leave you with something else that mixes the OLD WITH THE NEW: facial hypothesis feedback theory.
Laird (1974) built on the old (early 1900’s) idea about how “the expression of an emotion intensifies it, whereas the repression of the emotion softens it.” The facial hypothesis theory is used to argue that “facial movement influences emotional experience.”
Laird demonstrated that the face we make can and does impact our mood and body functions.
Emotional and facial efference, first presented in 1906, was used to argue that facial muscles act as ligatures on facial blood vessels and regulate cerebral blood flow, which, in turn, influences subjective feeling (more here).
I invite you to read about it because sometimes forcing a smile, singing a song, or just letting softness flood the face might have huge positive consequences for the immune system and overall body health.
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