There is beauty in simplicity that vanishes into infinity.......319.

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Or is it intrigue; the drawing power of repetitive simplicity that converges into infinity? Why is it that parallel lines merge in the distance, why don’t they stay the same distance apart all the way? Just a thought.... if the parallel lines that appear to be not parallel and meet each other at the horizon, would it be a reasonable assumption that these lines being straight lines must cross over each other at the other side of the horizon and instead of the track becoming narrower, it would be getting wider? Is this a new perspective, the beginning of a new reality? " Beyond the sunset " That panorama on the other side.....that "no eye has seen" **************************************

Perspectives in life, frightfully interesting stuff. Its relativity not only in what we see, but just about in everything else and what is big to me may be small to somebody else and vice versa and I would say especially in what we don't see. Perspectives have all to do with proximity and the angle from which we view things. And so we need to sort out what is for real or a mere reflection or somebody’s opinion; what is bias or dinkum and what is the ultimate reality and how do we navigate our way through this physical, mental, emotional and spiritual existence that we call life. As I said “ frightfully” interesting stuff…..I for one would want to know when to get out of the way of that oncoming train, or when to get on it or of it, if need be. ...............................................................................

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Comments (5)

GasGasL€X on March 14, 2013

Simple but interesting.. Nice work!

InTheBush on September 7, 2013

Like your thoughts, Jim...and this is my favourite perspective on railway tracks...always looks good!! Regards Caroline

InTheBush on September 10, 2013

Very often, Jim....happiest there :-)

Jim van Ommen on September 10, 2013

Hi Caroline, how much in the bush, I wonder, or is that just a pseudonym ? I'm asking because I love the bush. Yes, I agree there is something fascinating about perspectives, our eyesight, our orientation and how the beauty of simplicity vanishes into infinity. Thank you for your comments.

Greetings,from Hobart, Tasmania

InTheBush on October 3, 2013

Hi Jim in Hobart :-) Now that is an interesting thought!!! And yes, I spend a lot of time in the bush, at work as well as my own can probably find a few bush pics in my gallery :-)

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