When I look at why I take pictures I have to ask myself
That is beautiful!
I'm only an amateur, but you've touched on a couple of things that I've thought a lot about.
I really enjoy photography, and for me I try to take pictures of those things that "touch" me in some way. I'm often reluctant to show people my pictures for fear that they'll think I'm doing it for the recognition. I don't want it to be, "Hey, look what I've done.", but rather try and share some of what made me want to take the picture in the first place.
I know a lot of my pictures are also pretty mundane. I take a lot of pictures of old buildings. Things change so much, they might be gone tomorrow. I guess it's almost from a documentation standpoint.
Anyway, I could ramble on for hours.
Thank you for sharing in such a poignant way. From my short experience as an amateur, you've certainly captured some of my feelings in a beautiful manner.
You are welcome, thank you for reading this. I think many times we search for meaning in everything we do. The one thing we all fail to reconize are we are all as one each a part of everything. Keep shooting. MOnte.