MCP Project 52 was Open Your Heart.
I am not a fan of Valentine's Day. The whole hearts and flowers thing reminds me of high school and the annual Valentine's Day Carnation ritual - where everyone reported to home room to watch as the popular girls received bunches of The Carnations. It was, I suppose, a good fundraiser, and made some people very happy. Most of us, however, would have preferred to spend that hour parsing sentences.
With those painful memories clouding my attitude, I certainly couldn't go with the obvious subject choices. Someone had already posted an open book with pages folded into a heart and I'm not a medical professional so a shot of open heart surgery was out. What to do?
I thought about it all week and finally made a decision right before the deadline on Friday evening. I chose to shoot this ceramic jewelry box that was given to me by my best friend, Cathy, on her wedding day... a day filled with wonderful memories.
And memories like that are better than all the flowers and chocolate in the world.