Thursday, April 17, 2008

view down the wall

View Down the Wall
April 2008

My iTunes: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Movement II by Mozart

This is one of my favorite pictures. I can't really pin point why I like it so much. When I took it, it didn't really grab me as anything special. But the more I look at it, the more I'm inspired to look and reflect.

It's rather like a visual metaphor:

Life is a path, and you can't always see where you're headed. You just see pieces of the journey, and when you look at things up close, it might not even look like you're going anywhere, or that you're even on a path. It's tempting to keep your eyes down and just watch your feet as you walk, but if you look up you see the beauty all around.

But at the same time, it's the imperfections of the path that make it unique and almost beautiful in itself. If it were clean and sterile, it would be boring and lack luster. Each twist and turn, each crack and cranny adds a little spice. When you take time to stop and smell the roses, you see that each and every part of the journey is different and unique.

So, get out there and enjoy life. Every little bit of it.


Robert said...

Once again, I love reading what you said to go along with the image. Before I read, I said, "Wow, I like this!" Then I read and I see what you mean. What you said about a path reminded me of this picture I did a few years ago.

Also, when I opened this post, it was in Google Reader which posts with a white background. When I switched to your blog directly with the black background, the image stood out by leaps and bounds.

Anna said...

Great curves...I love it.