Saturday, March 27, 2010


03.27.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

A quiet bench awaiting company, especially those who seek solitude and meditation. Shaded by oak trees and framed by liriopes, the structure is adjacent to a meandering sidewalk at the Garden of Hope and Courage. Overlooking the fountained waters of a small lake, the view cannot be denied. There are a number of benches in the garden, all uniquely placed to take advantage of an aesthetically pleasing scene. Despite their isolated locations, they are all connected by the same concrete pathway.

Connections are key! With the advent of the internet and the subsequent loss of barriers due to geography and time, methods of communication have increased and unlikely connections amongst people are made every day. Maintaining the connection is an entirely different task, especially if the quantities grow exponentially, but basic elements of trust and commonalities still establish a vital social network. Interestingly, the connectors are just beginning to understand and capitalize on their power - we could easily see additional 'revolutions' as a result of this viral nature...hopefully, they will impact the dysfunctional and traditional institutions that continue to impede growth and vital change in our world. Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. Such lovely greens in the foreground. What a comfy place to sit and collect one's thoughts!