I love straight lines. They are rational, orderly and predictable. There’s an inherent beauty and simplicity in them.
But as we experience the unexpected, like reversals of fortune and health, we learn that life is not a linear progression from Point A to Point B. This is not easy to accept. Most of us crave the predictable. I am no exception. In fact, I have been hungering for a return to the “ordinary” during the last year, which has been a roller coaster.
However, one could argue that life is best lived in the detours, in the unpredictable, messy, and nail-biting up and down moments. So, through these times of disappointment, frustration and loss, my eyes have been opened to the beauty of the non-linear curve and zigzag— this week’s photo challenge.
So here are some photos taken in Boston, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Boca Raton during this crazy year, full of zigs and zags.
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.Kelly Miller
Have you come to appreciate the detours in life and the zigs and zags of fortune? Has it been a difficult lesson for you, as it has been for me? In retrospect, have you learned more from life’s ups and downs than from the ordinary and expected?
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