This is our last dance – not much has changed since 1982…
For those of us of a certain age, the saying there there is nothing new under the sun starts to have greater meaning. Trends in many circles – art, music and fashion – come and go, then reappear, reinvented with a new coat of paint, appropriated riff or brighter shade of lipstick. The cycle seems to get shorter as time goes on but then our life experience alone suggests that we have probably seen or done it at least once before. It is said that people born between the first World War and 1960 have witnessed more changes to our planet and the way we conduct our daily existence than those at any other point in history. Some days, life plays out with nary a hiccup, on others it is “full of sound and fury” but on most we are, at best, reacting to circumstance.
When the stresses of the 21st century seem about to collide all at once in some sort of weird cosmic finger-pointing, all that is necessary is to step back – or to the side – and think about how someone else is dealing with the vagaries of life at this precise moment in time. Such visualization can have dramatic and profound results: Would you really want to be in those shoes?
Today, of all days, when a good portion of the population on this continent feels the onus of civic responsibility weighing down upon them, Across the Bored puts forward the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge topic – Pressure. In all its incarnations as a verb or a noun, action or reaction, as a social construct or in the animal kingdom, from architecture to hydraulics, sound to weather, our world is an example of how everything is affected by compelling and constraining influences.
So, “How does pressure appear to you?” – As a butress flying out from a gothic cathedral, the force of a hurricane bending trees to its will or as that long line of voters snaking into the distance?
If this is all too much, just Relax…
We would love to see your vision.
For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, here are some guidelines for the challenge: HOW DOES THIS WORK?
- I will post some commentary on a random topic that pops into my head (such as the above) and then ask you to respond on the same.
- Your point of view on the current week’s challenge can take any form: a quote, a motto or saying, an essay, poem or post by you or attributed to someone else, a work of art, photograph, graffiti, drawing or scribble.
- The Challenge will be open for 6 days after it is posted upon which I will post another challenge.
- ENJOY, have FUN and TELL your friends and fellow bloggers.
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