Sunday, June 10, 2012

Enough is Enough

I had an assignment in collage class to create a photo montage out of magazine pages.  I pieced together images from about 15 different magazine pages to create my montage.  The base of the montage was a jewelry add with the word "Reevaluate" written across the top of the ad in big white letters.  That word was eventually covered up by the pieces I used to create the hair in the montage. 

In one of the magazines I was using, there was an article about Mark Madoff - son of Bernie Madoff, the infamous director of a ponsey scheme that lasted 20+ years.  It said that Mark Madoff had hung himself in his home while his wife and one of his children were at Disney World. His second child was at home sleeping in another room when he comitted suicide.  He took his life on the second anniversary of his father's arrest.

I placed a small section of the article in the mouth of my montage and I had to wonder:  Why didn't Bernie Madoff ever "reevaluate" his life.  Did he really need a bigger home or another car to feel complete?  Was the race to keep up with the Jones' so great that it blinded him to what he was doing to his clients, his friends, and his family?  When was enough going to be enough for this man? 

After working on this assignment I try to remember to count my blessings every day and know that everything I need to make my life full and happy is what I have here and now - on this day - in this moment - I have enough.

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