I am fascinated by pictures and happenings in our world and nature.
I choose brick pattern photos to illuminate the pathways in which we, humans, organize. They tend to be bottom-up, hopefully rooted in strength. They tend to display pathways on how they were built and how they interact. They tend to crack & discolor, with the mortar and brick chipping away. Yet, they stand. Until some wonderous form of nature-human or Mother-brings them down.
All of this reminds me of organizations. Humans build them, they get weathered, and maybe someone tends to them until it's time for a renovation or vintage becomes cool again. Or, worse, they stand vacant.
I feel sad looking at abandoned buildings. I think of the promise they once held, the energy from the people who inhabited them, and the work discontinued.
Nature is my hope. I enjoy watching ants organize, plants expand, and lifecycles emerge. They are successful at being & doing which reminds me of the simplicity of being alive. They also recognize the strength of interdependency. I am in awe when I see natural "foes" working together in nature (see plover bird & crocodile). They persevere.
We create. Do we maintain or innovate? Stand vacant? How are your pathways working for you? Is your view of a "foe" getting in your way of a mutually exclusive benefit?
Time to check-in. Hope these questions help.