Our aging masks

This art work ages as you pass by. Amazing!

I fall somewhere in the last quarter of this spectrum. But it’s what’s behind these shifting masks that’s the key to everything.

It’s a pity most people, myself included, see just the mask, even in fleeting encounters with strangers. If, however, you look at someone in passing and they smile at you, the mask instantly disappears and one sees a window opening into a soul.

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2 weeks ago

That’s incredible!  It’s hard to walk the thin line between only seeing everyone else’s mask and looking so closely at each and every person you encounter.  I think only Buddhists can do the latter.  If you see too much, you never get anything done and if you don’t see enough, you’re lonely and angry.  Most of us walk the middle of the road, as best we can.

2 weeks ago

@ghostdancer What an interesting comment!  So true.  But  I have  a hard time walking even the middle of the road. Lol.  I notice a lot, but it’s more my physical surroundings and Nature rather than people.  At the same time, if I’m sitting on a park bench relaxing, I enjoy people-watching — “the passing parade.”  It’s quite interesting.

2 weeks ago

@oswego Watching the passing parade is always interesting.  But becoming immersed in Nature is even better, imho.  “Nature or Forest bathing” is so good for the soul!

2 weeks ago

@ghostdancer  Yes! Yes!

2 weeks ago

That’s an amazing work. I get the concept of how it was done, like those pictures we used to get in the Cracker Jack box that if you looked at it one way it was a dog, and the other way it was a cat or something, but to integrate 4 or 5 pictures into that concept had to be difficult!

2 weeks ago

@startingover_1  It’s quite remarkable, but software programs and photo editing are achieving a high degree of technical prowess these days.