When the rain ends, it’s time to play in the puddles

Between rain showers, I took my little Isetta out to play.


Macro Monday


How do we trust the structure when only a fragment is in focus? Su Leslie, 2018

The structure here is a titanium earring (a madly impractical, 1980s-excess sort of earring); incredibly strong because it is a) titanium and, b) triangular.

I know this because it’s my earring, but life is full of structures for which I have no “eye of God” perspective.

A society works because (and when) its citizens can trust the institutions and processes that form the structure of that society. Trust can only be maintained if those institutions and processes continue to perform, and do so with sufficient transparency that we are not left holding onto little but blind faith.

And when the structures start to seem wobbly or indistinct, it is our job as members of the society to stand together and do all we can to fix them.

Easier said than done, admittedly.


Nature’s sculpture. Su Leslie 2018Nature is the finest sculptor. Image: Su Leslie 2018

I’ve never grown out of the desire to pick up (and bring home) random beautiful objects I find while out walking.

Auckland’s coastal geology is predominantly sandstone, a rock easily smoothed and eroded. I love the spare, sculptural forms that result.