What if all the color we see was just our imagination?
What colors would you focus on?
What colors would you create?
In a place like Costa Rica, it is easy to be stimulated just by looking around.
The vibrant colors captivate you and provide a buffet of all-you-can-see.
Removing the color of our experience provides a look into the depth of our color full imagination.
We look at things all day.
We gain a better understanding of another person’s perspective through photography.
It is an exciting time to explore and share our perspectives. Below you’ll find a photo I took a few days ago of Downtown, San Diego. This shot was taken from Point Loma.
In the photo above, the objective is to demonstrate the transfer of energy within a city. Light is a great way to capture energy.
This photo represents the ‘electric veins’ constructed by the movement of people at night. I like to think of cities as living beings. Downtown sits in the distance, the ‘heart’ of this social being…driven by energy and economy.
What do you see at night?
We all do it.
We get caught up in time.
Where we need to be. When we need to be there.
We live our lives around this framework that organizes our lives. TIME.
It is about efficiency.
Society is much like a well-oiled motor. All cylinders need to fire at a specific moment in order to generate a powerful force. In society, individuals need to abide by a framework to work together in a complex, yet cohesive society.
This is all well and good until we reach a point of personal combustion. Just like a well-oiled motor can combust or break from overuse, we can as well.
Time is powerful. Time is life…and as many say, ‘time is money’.
But what is life without time? Well, you could say, ‘that doesn’t exist, time occurs whether you are conscious of it or not’.
Pursue moments where time doesn’t matter.
Life with time is time. Life without time is life.
A few days ago while walking and talking with my friend Nick I suddenly heard a loud swooooshhhh as something passed by. I looked up, and to my surprise, a hawk appeared in the sky.
We walked over to take a look as it was perched on the fence of the baseball field.
I looked at the hawk and was amazed at it’s ability to turn it’s head more than 180 degrees. It was a big bird and was constantly checking it’s surroundings.
As I watched the hawk look intensely at everything around it, I wondered…what does a hawk see? I thought of the common phrase…’hawk-eyed vision’.
What if we could have embedded technology in hawks to see what they see? What if we could video stream their vision to get a hawk’s view of the world? What if we used the actual hawk as a means of surveillance?
As these thoughts came to my mind, Nick and I continued to admire the hawk for several minutes. I discussed with him the possibility of embedding technology in the hawk to see what it sees. I was excited about the idea. I thought to myself…maybe this is where the future will go?
A few minutes passed, and we continued to look at the big bird perched above us. I decided that I wanted to capture a picture of the hawk with the technology I had in my hand…my iPhone.
I pulled my phone out of my pocket, turned on the camera function, and was just about to snap a photo until suddenly the hawk disappeared.
The hawk had impeccable timing in regards to the conversation.
Maybe the hawk told me that birds should be birds, and that technology-hawk-birds is taking technology a little too far.
I can never be sure, but it was convincing.
No fish will ever outweigh an epiphany. The fish will die, but the epiphany will live with you forever. Of course, the fish could be the very thing that caused the epiphany, and there needs to be a great deal of respect for that physical stimuli (and in this case, fish).
Over the past month I’ve battled symptoms similar of carpal tunnel syndrome, highly limiting my ability to work on my computer, play guitar/piano, and surf. These are all things that I love to do.
These symptoms will surely pass overtime, and I am confident that I will be back to a fully functional self soon. In the meantime, I’ve been able to deeply appreciate conversations, walks, and thought.
As an able bodied person, we pass through physical experiences on a millisecond time scale without consciously appreciating what we have. Whether it be our ability to turn our steering wheel in our car, paddle an extra stroke to catch a wave, or simply share our thoughts on a blog, it is easy to forget the physical subtle actions throughout our day that make our day, our day.
This experience has forced me to focus on those subtleties.
The physical stimulus is my inability to perform seemingly trivial activities, and the result is a great deal of respect for those who have physical limitations that live with them for a lifetime.
As a physical barrier is created, there is a momentum of thought that can be derived from that very physical barrier. In my pursuit of understanding the relationship between physical action and the legacy that follows by way of epiphanies, I wonder how we can create epiphanies without any physical action at all.
Many people refer to this as meditation.
Let your thoughts,
be your greatest catch.