one day at a time

day 140: abstract street art

abstract street art © Verena Fischer

abstract street art © Verena Fischer

These markings on the street are like the politics that have us all entangled. On first sight it seems to make sense, but then after a while you get lost and start wondering what it all means. Politics, society, “common sense”. Maybe it feels like rope around your neck that is suffocating you slowly. Or maybe that rope is a mere imagination, which you invent whenever you feel as if you are in a situation that is beyond your control. In any case, in the end you want to escape, like any cornered animal. Let me tell you though … there is no escape from it all. Running off into the forest won’t help. Believe me, you will come crawling back and if it is only to rummage through the city bins. In the end you will be like the guy in Georges Perec’s A Man Asleep. Nobody will understand what you were trying to achieve, but everyone will know that you have failed.

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5 responses

  1. Kandinskij style photo, wow! I agree with your thoughts, it’s a difficult moment in a difficult world. Specially if trying to approach in a rational way.
    robert

    December 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm

  2. This is an excellent image Verena.

    January 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  3. Those colors are even more striking against the background…
    talk about vibrant!

    January 2, 2012 at 6:15 am

  4. Great combination of colors and lines for an interesting photograph.

    January 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

  5. I like your connection/comparison of this piece of street art to your comments regarding politics. Very symbolic, indeed! It is hard not to become discouraged during all these political cycles/misdeeds. Seems like so much spinning of wheels. Have to keep pressing forward and never give up hope. Have had limited time to visit the blogs due to work schedule and I can tell you I have missed your fresh youthful views and observations.

    January 25, 2012 at 3:11 am

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