03 January 2014
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Whether a destination is planned or happenstance, there is a starting line. Regardless of the time of day or night, there always can be a beginning. Even as we take that step, there can be multiple beginnings within one beginning.
Philosophically, beginnings are a continuous part of the human condition. A beginning is not necessarily something new, it can simple be a path we normally take. Or it can be that steppingstone that has us change directions and begin again.
In order to grow, we must take chances and risks, which ultimately involve beginnings. Sometimes these moments can be tipping points. Or they simple add a bit of color to our experiences. Each adds another layer to who we are and will become.
Beginnings are places, points of departures, time, timing, stages, staging. They are the source of our personal innovation or gentle sway.
They can redirect us. Or keep us exactly where we are headed. Or pivot us into the unknown.
This week on a road trip with my grandson, I took the image in the Lens section. I processed it in two ways. Each image is a beginning–a destination to be considered or marveled or pondered.
The first is the usual: the known or unknown in the distance, waiting to embrace our adventurous side or not. The second image is a bit surreal, because we can come to this beginning from two different directions.
No matter how tiny or mammoth each offers a lesson. Each beginning offers us a chance to interpret its meaning. We can use it or toss it deep into the memory box. Whatever we choose that experience is with us forever.
Note: As always I welcome any comments about this post or any part of my blog.