The Art of Containment~

Sometimes the world feels so vast, it’s people too many and the weight of it to heavy to bear. At those moments, and if you were a person that enjoys their own company with the endless mazes ripe with possibilities of self discovery, then the obvious result would be a self engineered containment. It can have the color of your own choosing, a palace on a hill or a hut on a beach, butterflies in its gardens or pebbles on its beach, the choices are endless.

So, I travel in my mind to my own palace of containment, letting my mind chart the journey and my spirit project the destinations.

Yes, our destinies can be re-written, by us.

Day Two Hundred Twenty Four, September 3, 2011

barbed wire to contain and to separate humanity

When did humans begin to need containment and separation? What happened to cause the first human to create a barrier with the intention to cause harm to another human or animal attempting to cross it? They say barb wire was invented by someone in Ohio in 1867, but maybe this was the first time someone claimed credit for the idea.  But when I see barb wire, I see war, I see possible harm, I see alienation, separation, a big NO, you are not welcome here. And sadly, this is how we mostly live our lives today, with borders, with walls, with barb wire.