"Watch Your Step"
Leonardo da Vinci said that art is never finished, only abandoned.
"Buckingham Valley Railway Station"
But I kinda disagree with Leo. I think that sometimes the very act of abandonment can be the catalyst that results in a great piece of art, with Nature as the artist.
Abandonment and neglect sometimes causes time to stop and creates surreal surroundings. It inspires the imagination when the noise is replaced by quiet. Yet it is that very silence that tells a story.
Mysterious. It makes me want to know more. That's probably the storyteller in me. Examining and listening to the surroundings...for a story.
It could be telling me that I really shouldn't be here. The thought did cross my mind. I didn't see any "No Trespassing" signs. But then again, that wasn't what I was looking for. I have been accused of missing the obvious.
It occurred to me that abandoned Septa and Long Island Railway cars might be a perfect home for the homeless. It occurred to me that the next time my imagination takes me in this direction, I should bring a "Wing Man". At the very least...a can of pepper spray.
I didn't stay long. Common sense sometimes trumps fascination. Even Nature's art can be intimidating when you are alone. I stayed just long enough to look, and to listen to the walls talk. Thankfully, they spoke quickly.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to art. But when it is also the result of abandonment, sometimes you have to watch your step. Both literally and figuratively.
Day #14. November 14th - I am grateful to have a family that cares when I do "not so smart" things.
Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"
Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World".