Saturday, March 23, 2013
Focusing on Life - Week 12
Sally is determined to really challenge those of us participating in this year long project. Week 12 was no exception.
Observe the Curve
This week take a moment to focus on all the different kinds of curves that surround you every day.
As I was driving to and from work this week, I was trying to be a bit more observant as I made my way along. One thing that struck me was the buildings I passed. The houses, factories and other structures made by man are very ordered, consisting basically of straight lines and angles; everything perfectly matching up to create a uniform image.
However, those things made by Mother Nature are free-form, curved and full of amazing stories. Take the tale that this tree could tell if it could talk. What series of events caused it to grow in such an unusual fashion? Why did the limbs branch out and curve up like they did?
Natural forms have their own flow, something very difficult to capture in a man-made structure. Aristotle said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” How very true!
I was so glad that they were able to preserve this tree when they built the train station and parking lot here. It’s a testament to its beauty, with all its curves, that the architect and construction crew took great pains to work around it.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” — Edward Abbey