“Tears of the Arizona” Pearl Harbor
Skylight, Honolulu Courthouse
Painted Overhead Beams, Summer Palace, Beijing
October Moon through the trees in New England
Paris rooftops from the Eiffel Tower
Dancers – Closing Ceremonies, Beijing Olympics
Shadow of Spring leaves on a Connecticut walking trail
Have you ever stared at something for a long time, and then realized that a pattern has emerged? It often takes quite a while to see a pattern in seemingly random behaviors, events, or images. But if you look, there are patterns everywhere around us.
I have no idea how many birds walked over this pristine wet sand at the beach, before this pattern emerged.
This design surely wasn’t created intentionally. So when does a set of random things become a pattern? And is the pattern only in the eye of the beholder?
There are so many wonderful patterns in nature – repeating seasons, lovely shapes and sounds, colors and light. And so many patterns emerge in our lives – habits, schedules, even daily conversations.
Look around – which patterns would you like to change, and which do you embrace? I’m going to try to find a new pattern somewhere today… and see where it leads me!
This post was written in response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern. To learn more about this challenge, and to see other bloggers’ responses, click here.