Spiral

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Spotted, in a church bell tower, before a wedding.

Spiral staircases are fantastic pieces of design, giving maximum verticality in limited space.

Spirals are found in many places in nature – in seashells; in the patterns of our own DNA; in galaxies of stars.

I reflect that I have spiraled both upwards and down in my own life.

The thing with spirals is that they cross over themselves at different levels.

I have found myself at different stages of life crossing over myself, or at least a version of myself.

Oh yeah, I think, maybe I have been here before; but at another level, in another time.

And when I find myself in one of those occasional downwards spirals, I have to remind myself that the set of stairs ascends also.

The newlyweds will learn that too…

Truly Twisted

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Twisted things get a bad rap mostly.

If you twist the truth, you lie, and that is not generally a good thing.

Except we often don’t want to call a lie out for what it is sometimes.

So a liar ‘gilds the lily’, is ‘economic with the truth’ or just ‘a little disingenuous.’

A twist on a twist, as it were.

Snakes are twisty, sorta unloved and often deadly.

Actual twisters are beautiful , but wreak havoc and destruction in their paths.

‘Twists of fate’ are random and unpredictable.

Truth is ,we are all twisted in some way.

Biologically. Socially. Environmentally. Psychologically. Intellectually.

That just comes with being human.

However, being twisted does not prevent a spiral staircase; a double helix; a rope; or a vine, being purposeful, strong and creative.

I’ll leave it to you to add your own twist to things…