Saturday, December 18, 2010

Not what you add or subtract

Perspective's an amazing thing:
I look at these seats --
now that I've tried to make
all the lines more even --
and suddenly the seats that are farther away
look closer than they should,
bigger than they are,
when all I was trying to do
was line them up --
which just goes to show:
control isn't always a good thing.
What looks rational
may not actually BE rational.
Mothers don't always know best. (Sorry, kiddo)
And what (I have to say,
looking at these seats)
makes an image -- or a life -- great
may not be what you and your ego
choose to add or subtract
but rather the light
that you somehow manage to convey...

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1 comment:

Maureen said...

The perspective is interesting. When this came up on my blog roll, I thought the objects were stacked plates, then clicking over, understood they were stools that became increasingly chunkier and bigger. Very cool pic.