Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details
These weekly photo “challenges” are generally a fairly easy way to generate a post. But this week the theme generated ideas for selecting pictures but not much for generating prose.
Mulling this existential conundrum (not that it’s really either) on a flight from Pittsburgh to Boston this afternoon helped Blonde gain some insight into the difficulty of the assignment. Neither Blonde nor Brunette is ever “lost” in the details but instead we are often lost because of a failure to attend to details.
Example: Next week we’re setting off on a trip to Dubai and then Thailand. Somehow when we booked this back in August we planned our trip like we wanted to plan meals when we were kids. “Let’s have pizza, brownies, chocolate milk and fudge for dinner because we like all of them”. Do they make sense together? No, they’re disgusting together. Is Thailand next door to Dubai? No, but they both sound like fun.
It was only this weekend that we literally looked at a map in Brunette’s home and went “Wow, look, Dubai and Thailand are nowhere near each other! No wonder that’s a 9 hour flight to Thailand”! We pondered our cluelessness then Brunette said “Oh well, at least we’re doing it the right way. We’re going to Thailand first which is the farthest and making our way back through Dubai”.
Blonde said “No we aren’t. We’re starting in Dubai then going to Thailand”.
A moment’s thought then Brunette’s concluding remark on the matter; “Well that ‘s the best way to do it to adjust to the time differences”.
Then we laughed at our stupidity and went online booked another trip for this coming summer. We did not look at a map (it’s all in Spain so how far off can we be?), barely looked at a calendar and can’t wait to go wherever it is.
Now, does this sound like a pair of sisters who get lost in details or lost because they neglect details? So we ask for your understanding in combining text and pictures that really don’t belong together.
It’s the best we can do.
At least it’s the best we’re going to do.
BTW: If you double click on the first photo then you can see them larger, in all of their glory!