12 April 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Pens: Change, which is the theme for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, is a word with an inner and outer skin. Change is so layered as to cover wide ground with high and low energy.
Change occurs every minute of our existence. Life is not static. We either embrace its fluidity or become observers to its evergreen nature.
Since it’s Spring in my area of the world, changes are occurring where I cannot see them. Suddenly I will notice a small green shoot, and remember new plantings that will honor me this season. Or I look into the tree outside my kitchen doors, and witness its fully dressed in clusters of white blossoms. This transformation from bare to coverlet seems to happen then and there.
In the Lens section I have posted two very different interpretations of the theme. The first image was taken inside the University of Delaware’s Trabant Center, which is in constant flux. Students are moving from class to dine to shop to linger to schmooze. It’s a place of palpable conversations and socializing. Change is a given. Also the neon lights are in a dance with the natural light. At any given moment the colors change and create drama. This play between a human invention and nature’s hand is intensely fun and mesmerizing.
The second photograph was taken on the site of an addition to a major building on the UD campus. Immediately its inner bones changed the visual landscape, and the entire area continues to be altered as the skin of the building is added. While the extra space will benefit faculty, staff and students, this change brings a sense of loss (the land and the view). Every building erases the natural order of things, and changes our visual perceptions.
Change is filled with doubt and happiness and joy and sorrow, but it gives more enthusiasm to life. It brings adventure, it brings discovery, it brings a continuum of journeys (tiny and large) yet to be experienced.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.