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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SIDEWALK MAP

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

18 comments:

  1. Oh my! I wouldn't have the foggiest. Around in circles, maybe.

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  2. And....have we been here before???

    :-)
    Elora

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  3. That's a neat title for that photo Barbara! It really does remind me of a road map.

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  4. Where ever our imagination can take us! ;)

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  5. I've often looked at crazed patterns like that on sidewalks and on tarred parking lots and wondered how to make something of the pattern. It's one of our survival mechanisms that we are pattern making beings. Randomness has to be understood on a higher intellectual level. I didn't just make that up, I read it somewhere.

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  6. Ouch! Your poor mother's back!

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  7. Sheri -- Oh my gosh -- of course, the old childhood adage that I used to shout out if I saw a friend stepping on a crack. -- barbara

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  8. June -- there is quite a bit of controversy about randomness. Some scientists claim that nothing is random, that science can explain it all. While others believe there is a randomness in nature that cannot be explained in scientific terms. I tend to fall in the second area. I think the explanation depends on which side of your brain is the strongest -- be it either mathematical equations or artistic endeavors. Just ramblings from -- barbara

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  9. Mimi -- yes, wherever our imagination can carry us -- great comment -- barbara

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  10. Mama-Bug -- thanks -- I think many titles can be applied to this photo -- that is what prompted me to take it. -- barbara

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  11. Elora -- thoughtful comment and a phrase that I should have added to the end of this post. Thanks -- barbara

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  12. Janet -- If we look at history -- you are absolutely right -- round in circles. -- barbara

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  13. I do like Mimi's response. Nice shot of some random sidewalk art!

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  14. Farmchick -- I did like Mimi's response too. The sidewalk cracks sure do look random to the artist eye. -- barbara

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  15. I've just read through your recent posts (catching up again) - wonderful variety and fascinating. I remember a couple of old hardware stores which were treasure troves, but they have disappeared and we are all poorer for it. Sidewalk cracks - images and tales can be found anywhere! - like robins in winter - seen in my neighborhood every month of the year working berry bushes and grape vines.

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  16. I have to admit, my brain's immediate response to your question, "Where are we going?" was to answer, "To the phone book yellow pages to look up "Concrete Repair?" :-) But I like the way Mimi's brain works better! So my next thought was how much fun it would be to stain all those fragments of concrete a different color, so those sections of cracked sidewalk would look like a piece of stained glass!

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  17. Chris -- thanks for pointing out that robins can be found in flocks in winter. Some sidewalk cracks just call out for an imaginative story. Also, thanks for stopping by and catching up Chris -- barbara

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  18. Laloofah -- thought the first response that came into your head was practical and funny. but I thought your second response was very artistic and clever. Would dress up the old town to perform a paint day for all the cracked sidewalks. I thought this particular sidewalk looked like a road map but I like the stained glass look as well. thanks -- barbara

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