While Circumstance Matters, It Is Best Not To Allow Others To Construct Your Reality
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island
Alki Beach area of Seattle
Tony Marron Park in Houston
Serpentine Wall leading to the Ohio River in Cincinnati
(All photos copyright Neil Aquino.)
Just because there is a staircase does not mean we’ve been offered a chance to move on up, or that there is a way out of a place we don’t want to be.
I suppose in some cases you could see these staircases as offering a way out. At least if you can swim through strong currents to reach the staircases.
While context matters and sometimes we are in a circumstance not of our own making, it is best—with help from others since we need not be alone—to make a world of our own construction instead of allowing someone else to define our world and our options.
The good thing is that we can strive for a society where people work together to find a way out of places that may seem to have no exit, or that appear to lead no place at all.