Our life in multiple layers

Our minds appreciate simplicity.

Is it this, or is it that?

Yet life is rarely that straightforward. Indeed the richness of life is often in the paradoxes we experience.

It’s this and that. And more.

Yet sometimes, we can only see this when we are right up close at the point of tension. Because only then can we discern clearly that there are layers at work.

This is the uncomfortable place of paradox, the both-and, where we don’t get to choose. But instead, we get to live.

~ It was only up close that I could see both patterns. The overflow of water and the effect of wind across the lake. It is uniquely beautiful.