Circles

I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps

I’m going to let the music move me around.

~Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round in Circles”

Circles are everywhere. Some become our life and we simply end up going around and around…and around. Never really going anywhere. Not terribly productive, but hey, you can burn a few calories that way. Or you could take a left. Get inside the circle. Then again, maybe you want to take a right. Get out of the circle. Hmm…now that sounds interesting.

Beginning the Walk Circle. In the beginning there was a circle. And it wanted to be stayed within.

Beginning Circle. In the beginning there was a circle. And it wanted to be stayed within.

Not only can a mile be crooked. Circles can be a wonky as well.

Sheered Circle. Not only miles can be crooked. Circles can be as well. Although, I wouldn’t try to walk this circle. A sad road to follow is one that can only be fed by the destruction of others. 

Some circles are pretty fancy...but don't let them fool you. The fancy ones are still only circles.

Pretty Fancy Circle. Some circles are pretty fancy and costly. These can astonish us, hypnotize us, and make us envious…but don’t let them fool you. The fancy ones are still only circles. Circles that we are meant to wash our hands in. 

Mmm...and some circles are just yummy. Pie. Not just for math.

Better-Than-Pi-Circle. Pi isn’t just for math. Add an “e” at the end and watch the wonders unfold. This is a sugary, tempting circle. There are a lot of these out there. Make sure to pick up or pass by the right one (or ones). 

Yum circles are so good, I had to add another one. This is beginnings of  homemade caramels. Do you see the swirly heavy-cream couple in the center? You never know what you'll find inside a circle. So, don't just walk round and round it. Look inside.

Caramel Couple Circle. See what I mean? Circles made up with sugar are so good, I had to add another one. This is the beginning of homemade caramels. Do you see the swirly, heavy-creamy couple in the center? You never know what you’ll find inside a circle. So try not to merely walk around and around it. Look inside.

Dangerous Circle. These go by many names, but the bottom line is that these are never as easy to get out of as into. Remember that before you stick your head through the barbed wire.

Dangerous Circle. These go by many names, but the bottom line is that these are never as easy to get out of as they are to get into. Remember that before you stick your head through the barbed wire.

Encircled Circle. Encircled is a warm word, yes? In this case, this circle of  corrugated plastic is protecting an oak sapling on its journey to growth. This is probably what we all deep down wish that all circles could be. Could this be why we keep going around and around and around? Perhaps we're looking for...a sense of safety, welcome, continuity, peace? Ah.

Encircled Circle. Encircled is a warm word, yes? In this case, this circle of corrugated plastic is protecting an oak sapling on its journey to growth. This is probably what we all deep down wish that all circles could be. Is this why we keep going around and around and around? Perhaps we’re looking for that sense of warmth, safety, welcome, continuity, peace. Ah. Yes.

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10 responses to “Circles

  1. I think you may have hit the nail on the head. And, of course nails have circular heads so….without going round and round and round (which I’m prone to do these days as well as getting rounder and rounder and rounder myself) I think you’ve cracked it Ms I Knot. I look around me as I write this and can see hundreds of circles. Plants in pots 😉 coffee cups, glasses, dog bowls, cat bowls, canary feeders, the centre of sunflower heads, a belt lying on a chair. the spots on my spanish fan, the decoration on my tablecloth. It is my home – it is the circle of trust, where I feel safe. I’m going to be seeing dots, spots and circles all day now. Thanks for getting me thinking. xoxo
    p.s I love your Pi(e) and the caramel and especially the little oak tree, safely encircled in its nursery.

    • Haha! Making people see spots, isn’t exactly the impact I’m after making in the world, but I’ll take it.

      It’s true that the world is simply made up from various shapes and I cannot help but find it fascinating (the world and the shapes). I love how you have listed all the circles that you can see in your home, your sanctuary. A lovely, thoughtful comment, which is perfectly you. Thank you, Lottie xoxo

  2. It was very nice to see another post from you, IK. And in that same vein, it was quite nice to see your observation of a repetitive shape in our daily lives that most of us would not note.
    However, you left out my favorite. 🙂

  3. Beautiful pictures as always!
    I like what Steve mentioned above, most of us don’t notice these repetitive circles we find ourselves caught up in our daily lives and throughout our lives. Some of us never getting off. Not daring to make that right or left! I never thought of it this way so thank you for giving me some perspective because I can definitely relate to being stuck in certain circles at different times in my life! I’ll have to remember this and make sure I don’t get caught up in the wrong circles and only make a short stop in the sugary ones! 😉

    • Ah and the sugary ones are so much fun! 🙂

      I think as long as we remember that whatever circle we get caught up in, it’s our choice to remain, change it, or move on entirely. That’s empowering, yes? We choose.

      Fabulous, thoughtful comment, Devin! Thank you!

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