Photo Essay: Sanding ~ Continents

Concepts flow in my mind
Like continents
Ideas emerge from oceans of possibility
Sink into them, and become lost
They collide, synthesizing one from two
Divide, calving two from one

In this maelstrom of thinking
The mind in which thoughts
Flow and rise and fall
In which they collide and divide
Remains whole
Remains in harmony
Remains at peace

I am not my thoughts
Do not dominate me

My mind
Becomes still
Seas and continents
Become one
Possibility and reality
Become the same
Becomes effortless

Fibreglass boat in dry dock
Britannia Beach
Sea-to-Sky Highway
British Columbia, Canada, 2015
Last weekend I happened across a sailboat in dry dock, under renovation. Fascinated by the way sanding the hull smooth had created patterns in layers of paint and fiberglass, I ran off a few dozen shots with my Canon. Fertile ground for abstraction, I think I’ll see how many images and words these will generate. This is the first.

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These are also a response to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV, this image representing indigo.

All the images in this WordPress Photo Challenge series: Roy G. Biv