Updated: Jul 21, 2020
ENTANGLED. A fitting way to describe the photograph I took some time ago. An intricate weaving of branches upon a wall of bricks. A magnificent proof of nature taking its course, whether we are conscious of it or not.
Situated on a street I frequent often and must’ve passed dozens of times, I had never noticed this almost impossible work of art. One could say, I must’ve have been entangled in my own world. Caught up in my thoughts, so much so, that it kept me from seeing what was right in front of me.
How often do we navigate through our daily life to find ourselves disengaged to so much going on around us? We’ve become so fixated and attached to our “roles” or “stories” of who think we are and what is expected of us. This attachment has not only handicapped us to the point that we can’t find a way to break free, but has manifested an almost comatose state within us, one without feeling or emotion. Einstein called this death. “He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead—his eyes are closed.”
While we continue to live entangled, life is constantly moving. Changing. Expanding. And weaving together beauty and magic, at every moment and all around us. Can we change our perspective to allow the space “to pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe” in those moments that magically and authentically appear to us? Call it the universe’s hidden way of nudging us to re-awaken that part that has been dormant for so long. To disentangle us from what we think is important to what we know intuitively. That there is more to life than the daily grind. That it’s time to wake up, break free and live. And that each one of us is capable of weaving together a mesmerizing masterpiece of our own life, through the beauty and magic within each and everyone of us.