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Monday, January 18, 2010

Zen Monday: #81


Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about. There's no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I
stay out of the comments box for most of the day to avoid influencing the intellectual path of the (usually highly erudite) discussion.

As I post each new Zen Monday photo I add a label to last week's to identify it if necessary.

16 comments:

Eleonora said...

The bracketed letters on the sticker are the cleverest part. Whatever the message. Because you stand there as you wait for the button to perform magic and turn the light green, and you try to make out the words to a small revolution.

Now I know I love Zen Mondays.
Ciao
E

Chuck Pefley said...

So when you push the button you accomplish two things at once? Or, perhaps you cast a vote for, or against, the revolution.

Katie said...

I'd expect this sort of thing in Berkeley, but Pasadena?

Susan C said...

Contra resist = Yield (to traffic?)

J+P said...

At least the arrow points to the Left.

altadenahiker said...

Everything's too easy these days.

Bellis said...

Each morning, as Pasadena's planning-division manager crosses Garfield, he's reminded of the teasing he had to endure during the late 1980s.

Clifford Beshers said...

Push me, pull you.

Becky said...

I love all the textures in this photo. It's so layered and worn. Lovely photo!

Virginia said...

Zen Monday always leaves me feeling so inadequate. I can never come up with anything clever. Between this and Laurie's "write the script" posts, I'm going to need a shrink. Do you think it's where I live? Maybe I should move to the left coast.
V

TheChieftess said...

V...I don't think it's where you live...I am frequently stumped myself!!! But I sure enjoy reading everyone else's creativity!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

two decades spent resisting the urge to go

mark said...

I guess if the Contras are going to resist then Im not going to push the button.

Virginia said...

Chief, will you be my new shrink? You're good!!
V

TheChieftess said...

Sorry V...after I got my MA in Counseling/Psychology I realized I was too burned out (almost 20 years in sp. ed with psychiatric/post incarceration kids) to do the intern thing...became a personal coach instead!!! (true story!!!) We tell it like it is!!!

Petrea said...

I figured I'd be a real revolutionary and cross when the red hand was up. Very daring.

There seemed to be so many contradictions in the picture--the arrow, the button, all the implications of following instructions...and as Eleonora points out, the bracketed letters. What?