“You can’t go back and change the beginning., but you can start where you are and change the ending. —C.S. Lewis.
The Weekend Challenge on partner Susan’s site was a color challenge. The word was WHITE.
As usual I deviated from the actual color reference and decided to use a metaphorical whitening as regards the use of today’s bar codes and the unusual amount of information that is often stored by this modern day convenience.
My friend Luke ( in photo above) usually wears a tie to commemorate all the special holidays that happen during the year. The ties are usually colorful and fun filled and he often receives comments from all the customers who visit the produce department.
This year when I visited him at a Safeway outlet in Callingwood he was not wearing his usual holiday cravat. When I asked him about that he said that 2020 was a very depressing year and that he did not feel like celebrating the arrival of the new year.
O n January 2nd when I visited the produce department again he was wearing a different kind of new year tie. It was composed of bar codes which he claimed had no hidden meaning or information worthy of uncovering.
“People use their cell phones to try to decipher what the bar code symbolizes but I tell them it is just a bar code lacking any type of input” he said.
His choice makes logical sense. How many of us when we throw out our old calendars from the year gone by fail to leave all the misery, heartache and disappointment behind and start a fresh page – a blank sheet for the new year open to possibilities and new beginnings?
I would wager that we all bring last years problems and doubts onto the pages of the new year calendar.
The challenge for you: this year try a novel approach and make each day a blank page open to experience and not base it on last year’s morbid scenario.
This novel approach might just make the coming year a lot more exciting and open to possibilities.