Krista suggests: This week, share a photo of something that says “twist” to you.
I started to think literal — the game of Twister, the song “Twist and Shout” (there’s your earworm for the day), the dance (which now has me wanting to go watch Dirty Dancing or Ferris Bueller) … but I digress.
A few of my blog posts have explored the figurative aspects of the strange twists in life that have brought me to where I am on my life’s journey now. But for this challenge, I thought I’d look to good ol’ Norway for my inspiration: both Mother Nature and man-made twists abound in my everyday life.
Man-made example: Saturday, while lingering on my bench reading …
… in the sunshine, the changing mosaics of the fjord’s surface caused by the wind looked twisted to me; of course I grabbed my ever-present camera to capture those twists. And then, five minutes later, a speed boat came zooming past and into the just-out-of-view harbor, making a fun circle at the entrance — its widening wake creating its own version of the twist!
Mother Nature example: Part of the view out my home office window towards Ulvenfjellet …
… includes my favorite hanging-in-there-pine-tree (which doesn’t seem to be doing too well in that hanging-in-there department this year). Looking at it from the first perspective, you can see that the original tree died but one of the branches decided it was going to take over “tree trunk” duties. Its twist as it grew up and towards the light has fascinated me since we moved here a year ago. (It has new growth on the tips of the top branches as it pushes towards more light, but the pine needles and branches down below are turning a sad brown. Mother Nature, you can be brutal and unforgiving in this part of the world!)
What says “twist” to you? And, wanna vicariously join me as I join Ferris Bueller in the fun?! Turn up your speakers!