My husband and I recently watched a movie called “Words and Pictures”, and it was mildly entertaining. I am always interested in checking out a flick if one of the main characters is a writer, but you can’t beat “Misery”. However, “W&P” was different. The plot was about a male English teacher, and a female art teacher at a preppy high school, who start a war over words vs. pictures, which is more important? Of course, there’s the whole “A picture is equal to 1000 words”, and an asinine love story (only thing I liked about it was that the woman was disabled and the man, though highly intelligent, was otherwise an average Joe). It was one of those movies that focused more on creating quirky characters than characters you felt for, related to. It was supposed to answer a question which no one asks because we all know the answer to it: They are both equal, but different (like men and women).
I’ve just refreshed my Twitter account (according to most publishers, you need to have a strong online presence with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter), and this movie (and this scholarship opp: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/) gave me an idea. I would combine photography with brief poetry; while my photography is nothing to brag about, it gets the point across. I do this because we are visual creatures and a phopoem (a poem on a photo) will catch a Twitterbug’s eye more than just a tweet. I’ve already posted a few plain photos of poems (see: https://twitter.com/SarahLeaSales), but this is my first “poetic thought” with a background. I do believe it provides a nice contrast (I’ve always liked newsprint, etc., as a background).