Snapped & posted by Andy Bell
Welcome to something a bit different from TFC.
For one thing it’s visual, for another it’s more than a little about keeping properly connected.
A very good man told me about the concept of 赤い糸 or 紅線 – the Red String of Fate.
“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.
The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.”
This good man then spoke about how he believed the reason Melbourne was such a coherent and connected city was because of its proliferation of “strings” – tram wires & other overhead cables plus the grid system of the CBD.
Not for the first time he was spot on.
And that got me thinking and snapping wires and more.
I’ll post whatever wirdedness comes my way as I wander my adopted and beloved city of Melbourne.
It’s just one way of “being wired” and it’s far, far healthier than any other I have come across.
It goes to show a good man is worth listening to.
And the more I look up at those wires the more I understand the idea.
I live in Brunswick where we are more wired than most and that, I believe, contributes to a feeling of community & coherence.
And I truly feel the fates have led me here.
When I was travelling the world in September & October 2012 there were more wires catching my eye.
First in San Francisco.
And across the Pacific in Auckland, Parnell to be specific, there were some other things that bind from above.