Sunday, March 28, 2010

Colorfully sweet

Powdered rainbow
Boca Raton, FL, December 2009

Because we're feeling colorful this week - click here for some Thematic goodness - I wanted to share this picture with you. There isn't a restaurant in the world without something like this on virtually every table. Despite the ubiquity of the humble sweetener holder, however, it's probably something few of us would ever remember.

I don't know why this is the case. I guess the plain and the routine elements of any scene kind of fade into the background. There's so much out there to see that we probably don't have enough bandwidth to appreciate it all.

But I'm going to try, anyway. Because there aren't any rules when it comes to visually navigating this planet. No one ever said minutae like sugar packets weren't every bit as photo worthy as the more conventional scenes nearby - you know, like the posed head shots of balding white guys that too-often fill the pages of my daily paper.

The world would be a better place if the conventional gave way to the unconventional every once in a while.

Your turn: Look around and tell us what you see that's unconventional and overlooked.


Rinkly Rimes said...

How much more interesting they are 'untidy' rather than 'neat'.

Pearl said...

Thanks for the colorful prompt Carmi.

Paying attention is a blessing to the day, to the world and to the self.

Noticing the patterns in the blood orange, the sections of morsels.

Aunt Snow said...

Good choice!! And of course someone decided they should be kept together by color.

Andrey Dorokhov said...

really colorful!
Nice idea