I had to think about Ann-Christine’s challenge of ‘chaos’ for a while. First instinct is to somehow symbolize the chaotic time of today. First order of the day then was to look up what the exact definition of chaos is. There were 4 alternative meanings mentioned in the Lexicon dictionary. Of which I found only the first ‘actionable’ so to speak: ‘Complete disorder and confusion.‘ The photo on top of this page I think symbolizes that. And so does the one below.
These 2 photos have in common that they give us the impression that the chaos could, with some effort and inspired thinking, well be ‘restored’ to a phase of order. As, in my view, a lot of the chaos we’re facing in our lives can be restored, or changed if you will, into a phase that resembles the ‘normalcy’, order in which we can thrive as a person, as a couple and as a (global) society. ‘All it takes is everybody taking a little, and in turn giving a little more back’ my son wrote, with the naivety so characteristic of a 15 year old, as the concluding sentence in a high-school essay years ago.
Which, if you think about for a moment, is what all the greats like Gandhi had been saying all along (albeit with other words).
What lacks however is the will to do so. Just kicking in the proverbial open door.
Chaos camouflaged as order
There is however another danger lurking in the chaos around us. When it presents itself as seemingly straightforward issues, cases etc., but if you try and find the source of things it gets to be mucky, chaotic and often impossible .
These two photos are symbolic of that. The downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 and the ensuing farce over who is ultimately responsible are a prime example of this.
For more of my entrees in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, click here.