I was just thinking about what a great life lesson there is in manually focusing your camera.
I do not shoot on auto. I tweak everything -- aperture, shutter speed, exposure. But I do not always reach down to my lens, click it over into manual focus.
And that's ok. Because sometimes, you need auto-focus. You need to believe in the angle you're standing from enough so that when things whip past you, supersonic fast, you know you can catch a glimpse of them, before they're out of frame forever.
But sometimes life's a bit too tricky for just force-changing your perspective. After-the-fact. Once you've created an image in your head. I just need to stand at this angle to get the shot -- or for that matter, formed an opinion...
...started down some reliably neat path of life.
But what if you took charge of the angle you base every precipitating decision off of? In the first place. And then tweak it. As you like. As you go. Change where you stand from, walk around your ideas and prod at them until they seem just right.
To you. Not to anybody else. That's key.
I, for my part, always liked things a little blurry.