Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

fractal in nature

“At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.”

Aldous Huxley

Have you ever heard about fractals? Benoit Mandelbrot defined in 1975 a mathematical equation describing shapes where every little part is equal to the totality. Nature, which is always been described as chaotic opposite to predictable geometric shapes, presents, however, many examples of fractals.(Check some pictures in my pinterest board ). But fractals are not limited to geometric patterns, they can also describe processes in time

In that sense human nature can be also described by fractal equations. As my dear Aldous said, we might find ourselves at some point in our life where nothing makes sense and everything seems pointless. What am I doing with my life? Where am I leading to? We might feel lost in total lack of perspective and thinking that’s not how my life was supposed to be. There should be something else, something that gives sense to my existence.

But, what gives sense to our existence? Well, every little step, every little moment in which we succumb to despair or we rejoice with ecstasy. We are the combination of our everyday thoughts, actions and feelings and in the end these are what define us.

We may not understand it now, but in a wider approach of our life every single failure, illness, achievement or triumph is responsible for shaping our identity. If we don’t like the kind of life we’re leading, then take action. Little by little. Every day. Every thought. Every word we say or keep to ourselves. Every little thing we do is “trending in a certain direction.

NATURE FRACTALS I FOUND AT HOME

Retrocamera AKA the fustrated photographer

W Hotel Barcelona

I’ve been a late bloomer with all these smartphone/apps frenzy. I just got an Android mobile phone last April and since then I cannot remember how did I survive without Internet on the phone. It is kind of addictive, in fact I ended up removing the Facebook App like a month ago ( and ain’t missing you at all). I can live without knowing what other people are doing and without telling the world where I am ( I also deleted the Foursquare app). Ok, I lie, I still keep Twitter but it IS different…

Anyway, before I got into this cult I kind of secretly envied those Instagram people. Taking awesome shots just with a click from their phone. So I looked around and my friend Lili told me to download the Retrocamera app. I know there are better ones, but I just feel lazy downloading a new one.  It has different filters and after trying them all I’ve become a fan of one called Xolaroid, I guess you’ve already discovered the reason of that name…

Here are some of the shots I recently took as a fustrated photographer:

Rothko styled paintings

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