Wednesday, December 31, 2008


resolution: noun; a measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device (as a video display, printer, or scanner) can produce or record such an image usually expressed as the total number or density of pixels in the image <a resolution of 1200 dots per inch>.

With today's technologically savvy society, there's probably few of you who don't know that photographs are, simply put, made up of a bunch of dots. You may have even experienced the dismay of opening a JPEG file and seeing some of the image has deteriorated, leaving small pin holes or odd coloring of the picture. I bring this up, because it's New Year's Eve and time for resolutions. I thought it might be interesting to consider them in a different way.

• In the Big Picture we each are just one dot. But without our own unique pigments, ideas, personality, etc. the image is not complete.

• Depending on the resolution, we could be a small dot or a big dot. We could represent a large portion of the image or a very tiny part. We each have a purpose.

• The resolution determines how sharp or grainy the image. Is it a fine and crisp image or just a lot of noise?

• What image do we represent? Is it a landscape or portrait? Is it realistic or abstract? Is it art or pornography?

When thinking about resolutions, there's a lot to consider.


FHL_Always said...

I like your analogy! I hope that you have a great New Years!

Buttafly32681 said...

I hope I can find what kind of resolution I can be.

Sailor said...

This is great, very thoughtful. Hope you have a happy New Year!

Xavier said...

Happy New Year!

Resolutions have never been my thing, I guess I'm too impatient to wait until New Years to make changes but I understand the value in drawing a line and making it stick. May this be a great year for you and your family.

Trooper Thorn said...

I should have included a resolution to be less blurry this year on my blog today.

Anonymous said...

I pledge this year to set my resolution on autofocus. I hope it works. :)

for a different kind of girl said...

I need to spend a little less time tinkering with my resolution, I think!