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Let's Snap Together – Exercise 3: Find the Lines

woman walking on line in the road
Photo by Anika Huizinga on Unsplash

There’s no such thing as a line really, its merely a suggestion– its nothing more than a series of dots in close formation.

Lines can be straight, or wavy but all lines imply continuation. Their alignment seems to create a path. If there are gaps, our brains fill in the spaces. It connects the dots.

The implications are powerful, we follow lines, both real and imagined, to drive down a road, focus our thinking, map our careers, and to add structure to lives… School, college, job, marriage, children. No matter how hard we try (and we try really hard, to make it so) our lives rarely stay on the straight and narrow. But isn’t that what makes it interesting? It’s the curves, it’s all the zig and the zags that give life its spice. Despite that, when we see lines, or rather what appears to be one, we can’t help but want to follow where it leads.

COVID-19 is a huge gap. It can feel like we are stranded on a dot that is disconnected from the others. It might serve us to remember that there never was a line in the first place. We build a bridge by connecting with others.

Today’s challenge is to find line, any kind, photograph it and share it with #snapwithme2020.


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