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‘Round the bend

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‘Round the bend is a euphemism in our culture that means you’re going crazy. But consider where that connotation may have come from. Throughout history people have had dreams of exploration; at first exploring new lands, the seas, and space and also exploring the regions of the mind and body. As technology has driven us further and further up, out, and inward there has never been a dearth of people who want to do or participate in that exploration. In past years, seeing someone off on a journey to search for objects or concepts new and old, one could see them go, go around the bend and be gone. Sometimes it was a crazy venture they’d embarked upon and did not end well, but sometimes great strides were made, for mankind at least, and new knowledge was acquired. unfortunately one of the things that has remained is the concept that going ’round the bend’ is a futile, reckless, or insane undertaking that could yield only negative results. This is an unfortunate  point of view since we’d have significantly less knowledge, know fewer places, and be much less aware of ourselves and other beings than we already do. Without this scope and variety of knowledge we are and could be much less able to make decisions that could affect all of mankind. Wouldn’t you like to go ’round the bend occasionally and discover something new and exciting?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

4 thoughts on “‘Round the bend

  1. Think I am already there!

  2. Lovely photo. I like the pale colors and sense of timelessness.

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