You have yours, I have mine. Sometimes they overlap, often times they don’t. Our worlds are made up of our circles– of friends, of family, of colleagues. Some people like to keep their circles separate, no mixing of worlds in their spheres.
With their concentric orbs, these paintings by Benjamin Cook remind us though they may be different in size, form, and shade, our circles reverberate through us and through each other.
Some of my circles are nearly polar opposites– from good ol’ Southern folks to delightfully hippy West Coasters. Each one has their influence on who I am and who I am continuing to become. I love my slight Southern drawl ( I love Mr. F’s even more! ) but my political leanings are very left-coaster. I’m at home in both those circles because I love those people for exactly who they are, even if I may not agree with all they believe. It’s important to spend time among each because although they may not mix often, I am their common denominator and experiencing all sides helps me to become who I truly am, not who I am told to be.
All images are via the artist’s website.