Sunday, November 2, 2014

It's a Sign

(One in a series)

This has to be one of my favorite signs of all times.

It was in a busy breezeway of a Sydney office building.  People passing by the sign were entering a street congested with people walking and running, people on skateboards and bikes and crazy, crazy traffic, so I suppose on one level it's just about safety.

Don't run into each other.

Don't run over each other.

That sort of thing,

In that respect, I like the fact it doesn't scream out scary two-syllable words such as "Caution!," "Danger!," "Hazard!" like large paranoid, smug, omniscient birds just waiting from above to squawk out, "Told you so! Told you so!"

However, to me, this is less about temporarily watching so we don't careen into somebody at the end of a work day.

This pretty much sums up my philosophy of life.

It's a busy life, a great and awesome time on the Earth.  Sometimes it's a scary life, sometimes a lonely life. Sometimes it's overwhelming.

Look up, look around, find those who need you and be of service.

This is why we are put on this planet.

It's pretty simple, really.

Let's all look after each other.  


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - great sign .. glad you posted. We certainly need to take more care of each other and nature around us ...

Cheers Hilary

Olga said...

It is a lovely sign. Sends a very positive message, doesn't it.

ellen abbott said...

I kinda of prefer to think that the second interpretation was the one intended.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a great message for everyone.

Connie said...

What an uplifting sign and post! I like it!

Jimmy said...

"Let's all look after each other"

Amen, if we could all remember this just look how much better life would be.

Out on the prairie said...

We often feel we are to busy to help all around us and fail at what we really can do the best.

My Mind's Eye said...

Happy Monday...frosty in Dixie.
What a message to live by in these busy days.
Hugs all around
Madi and Mom

Hilary said...

I'd love to know who thought of that sign and thank them. And you.. for noticing and expounding on it.

Baby Sister said...

Amen, Betty. Amen.

Ms. A said...

Good philosophy!

Trying to figure out why this says November 2 and it is just showing up on my dashboard on the 9th?

Alison said...

I think there was a long-haired ethnic dude who kind of said the same thing about 2,000 years ago. Too bad he got published with a load of other terrible, confusing writers.

Lin said...

I think it ought to start out with: First, do no harm. Then: Let's look out for each other.

It seems the motto these days is : If it feels good for YOU, then do it.

Gets me down. A LOT.