WEEK EIGHTEEN: SAMENESS AND THE SPIRIT
The debate about consumerism vs the economy aside, I’m wondering if a steady diet of aesthetic sameness might, over time, damage one’s spirit.
I’ve always been one to seek beauty in nature and in serene pastoral scenes, but nature and farmland do not generally stand a chance when growth is a possibility. So, perhaps it’s time to look elsewhere, to find a substitute. I could train my eye to appreciate (and maybe even my spirit to be recharged by) a shrill suburban homogeneity. After all, it doesn’t seem to be a limited resource.
[iPhone photo made at Party City, Perimeter Village, Atlanta, finished in Snapseed and Photoshop.]