42 - Geometry and the Meaning of Life...

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 September 2007 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Some 'deep thought' today :-

I have become less reflective and more confident as I've grown older but when I was a teenager I used to wonder often about the meaning of life and other such deep issues. Sometimes I used to look at people in the street and wonder what they were thinking and what kind of life they were leading.

I now believe its better to live life to the full while you can instead of over-analysing it.

Here's my slightly 'tongue in cheek' take on those days.

Caption :-

"Geometry had never been Arthur's favourite subject at school but one day whilst cycling through the city, his mind freewheeling in deep thought, the answer came to him as he slipped into a feeling of oneness and harmony with the universe - the answer to the meaning of life the universe and everything was....."

With apologies to "The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy" :-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything

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Hans from Heiligeneich, Austria

great shot

22 Sep 2007 10:39am

@Hans: thanks!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Very cool shot with all the lines. The bicyclist adds an interesting point of focus. Nice.

22 Sep 2007 3:21pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael!

Eliza from München, Germany

Perfect!! Really good!

22 Sep 2007 4:35pm

@Eliza: Thanks Eliza!

LuisRodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

Cool shot...great composition!

22 Sep 2007 6:39pm

@LuisRodrigues: Thanks Luis!

Steve from Hellam, United States

Beautiful lines...this is so calming

23 Sep 2007 12:24am

@Steve: Thanks Steve - I'm glad you liked it!

vasa from United States

grt one....leavin a large vacant space gives a sense of movement..nice way to portray this

23 Sep 2007 1:27am

@vasa: Thanks vasa!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

What great lines Ian, and gooddeep thoughts :)
ps if Ihaven't bee around, it's because of mcomputer crashing around me...stupid spyware!!!

23 Sep 2007 3:49am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine! - sorry to hear about your computer - I hope you managed to sort it out in the end!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

you have the perfecte eye, great pic !!!

23 Sep 2007 6:50pm

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan. I was pleased with the composition but I felt that the image quality let it down - I'll probably go back & try again another day.

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

awesome shot.. great lines and curves

24 Sep 2007 5:01pm

@Nick Passantino: Thanks Nick!

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Perfect!

24 Sep 2007 6:23pm

@Michael: Thanks Michael!

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful, poetic shot.

25 Sep 2007 7:14pm

@Damon Schreiber: Thanks very much Damon!

Tanya from Makati, Philippines

I love this! It made me smile. I find myself becoming less confident and more reflective as the days pass. If I can be more confident and at the same time more reflective, then I think I'll be on to something. Meantime, I'll watch some tv. :-/

Here's some more "deep thought" for you:

Slartibartfast: Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I think that the chances of finding out what's actually going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, "Hang the sense of it," and keep yourself busy. I'd much rather be happy than right any day.
Arthur Dent: And are you?
Slartibartfast: Ah, no.
[laughs, snorts]
Slartibartfast: Well, that's where it all falls down, of course

4 Oct 2007 2:49am

@Tanya: Its great to meet someone else with the same absurd sense of humour and outlook on 'life'!

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