Saturday, December 12, 2009

Reflections on Ugliness

It's odd.
I think this building is totally ugly, the worst kind
of modern architecture:
graceless, ordinary, a grid of supports and glass.
I'd never set out to take a photograph of the building itself.

"Reflections on Ugliness" © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Yet when it's flipped on its head
and mirrored in a pool of still water
it becomes something else altogether.

Ripple magic.
A watery baptism that washes away all sins.

turns out to be
a matter of perspective.


lakeviewer said...

"Everything turns out to be a matter of perspectives."




Anonymous said...

a matter of perspective - so true. about everything :)

Joy said...

And the amazing thing about perspective is we can CHOOSE how we see things. We can change our perspective to concentrate only on the positive or the negative. It's all within our power to choose.