Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mar 9/10 Same but different

Mar 9/10 Same but different, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Daily Shoot: Most of us enjoy some symmetry in our lives. Look around for it today and make a symmetrical photo.

While these two houses were built with symmetry in mind, I am struck by how each owner has tried to make his/her dwelling unique. Different paint, a garden and other touches help express the tastes and personality of the owner, or the series of owners who have lived in these homes.

In much the same way, though the youth tend to dress like their peer groups, they find small ways to express their individuality.

It is the little differences that are beautiful, that give character to people, to places and to things. And it is those differences that give us the incredible diversity in this world.


  1. Love it! Such fun to see how we differentiate ourselves from others...and yet, crave to affiliate with those with similarities. :)

  2. What a wonderful use of analogy with an excellent photo.

  3. Without those little differences, Life would be boring indeed.

  4. A very refreshing picture and post for me. In Finland, there is a strong insistence on facades of houses looking exactly the same. It would be unthinkable to use different paint, for example, in the rowhouse where we live! It does get rigid and boring... With more and more immigrants moving into our country, though, things are bound to change, and personally I welcome this change.