The weekly photo challenge on WordPress is INFINITE. I’ve risen to the challenge on A View from the Woods in what I consider a conventional response. True, there are patterns which seemingly repeat forever, and they’re often photogenic. But when it comes to considering the true nature of what is infinite, ah, that takes more considering!
And it occurred to me that here is one source of something that is truly infinite:
The creativity of the human mind, at least so far, seems to be infinite. From such machines of the last century (we all used them, didn’t we?) have flowed great literature (as well as nonsense) without any end.
And from the 26 little letters of the English language have flowed infinite combinations of words and sentences and thoughts and ideas ranging from Shakespeare’s plays to Melville’s Moby Dick to Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye to my books, your poems, his instruction manual, her sermons — and every possible variation under the sun. Including our blogs!
And the same source flows freely in every language in which people indite their thoughts and dreams and hopes and fears. Infinity, indeed!