oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

something pretty to look at

What I see is the side of a building that would be rather nondescript if it weren't for several of these little indentations placed at intervals along the wall. I thought it was interesting that someone paid to have a railing put here that serves no functional purpose. What I think is that wild animals don't decorate their spaces for the specific purpose of having something pretty to look at.


Many animals build their own homes,

but humans are the only species

that have fabricated

an entirely new habitat for themselves.

Of course, I kind of like how the old one is decorated.


4 responses

  1. I think art and creating beautiful things does set us apart from other animals. I’m glad we have the creative drive. We probably wouldn’t all be writing blogs if we didn’t!

    February 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    • You are so right! And I’m pretty glad to be able to blog; it’s been a very rewarding experience. Speaking of which, I think that any creative endeavor (at least when I am pleased with the results) gives me a real sense of happiness and accomplishment and makes me proud of myself. It takes creativity and muscle control and thinking and focus and follow-through – it’s exercising a lot of muscles at once. It’s a good thing.

      February 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  2. I agree with MM–thank goodness for our push for beauty and creativity! And thanks to you for this great photo.

    February 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment on it! This is one of the many (many!) pictures I took this summer around the downtown Fredericksburg area. I was looking up and down and all around and just seeing so many interesting things. Things like this little bit of decoration that you mostly don’t pay attention to. That’s another thing that blogging has really done for me is open my eyes. So much that I used to overlook is now definitely on my radar because it’s all a possible blog post!

      February 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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