There seems to be an ever-increasing number of photo challenges, all of them fun or challenging, or educational, or suiting our blog to a T. Sometimes we can join them, sometimes we have to sit them out.
East of Malaga has a monthly challenge – very thoughtful – and what’s more, she challenges us to feature two blogs we follow and would recommend to our ‘friends’. I like that approach – of course, wasn’t I flattered like a schoolgirl to have been chosen to be one of her two featured blogs last month? Seriously, I think its a great idea, because it’s manageable.
I’d like to share with you the two blogs I follow religiously:
Kate Shrewsday enchants with her daily posts of the untold stories behind history, or about the antics of those around her – four or two-legged – as they go out and about in historic southern England.
The Urge to Wander says she only took up wandering later in life, but what wanderings she’s had, and how well she writes about the places she’s been, giving us the benefit of her designer’s eye to detail, and the most sumptuous photographs.
If you don’t know their work – I recommend you go, immediately, to check them out.
So – East of Malaga’s September challenge is Repetition. I had planned to write a piece about the place of repetition in art and music – how repetition makes pattern and rhythm, it’s fascinating – but I’m off to Galle for the weekend, which means I’ve just about run out of September.
In lieu of an essay, here’s a small gallery featuring the use of repetition in some rituals and carving from the East. I think you’d agree that – without repetition, each motif would be insignificant.