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Images are all around us, they are displayed everywhere from billboards for big business advertisements to television. Billboard Images are used to, promote businesses and also help spread awareness on important issues such as drinking and driving, domestic violence, and healthy living campaigns. Images we see throughout the day are sometimes so vivid they can trigger various emotions depending on the type of subject matter. This past summer I took a road trip with my wife and children to Orlando Florida to visit family. Along the way of our trip, I noticed a billboard of a young kid carrying a teddy bear in his left hand and his right arm extended outwards towards the image of his father walking out of the door with the words dad please don’t leave, our family needs you, that particular image advertised for family therapy. The subject inspired me so much I started composing and writing music on my laptop computer during the long ride, at that moment I came to the belief that billboards are not only instrumental in convincing the public to purchase products or advertising or spread awareness, billboards images can be inspiring. Creatively, there are endless possibilities as to how we use our feelings and thoughts for images that can be inspiring. We can incorporate these visions with writing on so many levels because like they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Weather thinking critically about visuals, to writing an essay we can use images to reflect on our past with passion or however we choose to visualize images and use words. Our minds are so powerful that we can take poetry and visualize a theme in our minds just like the pictures on billboards.
In the process of composing and writing music the image on the billboard really fascinated me with the idea of not only looking at billboards as adverting or just business, but captures my feelings with words…...

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