Friday, August 02, 2013

Out of context

Sometimes when things are taken out of context, they become more stark. They may seem
out of place and it takes time for your mind to wrap thought around it.
But sometimes it takes removing context to see things more clearly, in new ways. 
Some of the most remarkable inventions in history were common things; things that had been there forever and taken for granted, until someone saw it in a new a new context.
Our minds are programmed to find patterns. It's a tool that has evolved in mankind to help make sense of an ever-changing environment, and to keep us sane. 
We tend to get comfortable, which can easily slide into lazy, and all of a sudden, life is dull and uninteresting.
But then we have an opportunity, to see something out of context, and we see life in a whole new way.


  1. Now it's driving me crazy trying to think of the latest movie I saw about the main character looking for patterns to solve something--a puzzle, a crime? Oh, why can't I think of it? But then, why can't I remember what I did with my favorite lipstick that's missing? Another sleepless night wondering.

    Nice, Rick.

  2. I definitely agree that we have a tendency to get too comfortable sometimes. Complacency can be a dangerous thing in a way, as it can stop us from growing.

  3. How true. However since we moved to America, I have learned to understand every one else's contexts as well as their viewpoints.

  4. I agree with you, Rick.
    The mind is fascinating. Creative minds can see things in new ways and develop new ideas...
    I love this post.

  5. So true.I love the flower shot.

  6. Anonymous10:47 AM

    Love the photo--& seeing life through your eyes!!

  7. Hi Rick...Your photo, with the bright flower and the black and white background, matched the writing.

    Sometimes out of context really is good, isn't it? Susan


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