Another Brick in the Wall

Brick wall
wall of bricks
black brick of wall
black and white brick wall.

Take either of the phrases above and imagine many people (or the same person) using these phrase and searching the Internet. At least once a day.

Without fail, for the past seven days (at least), at least one of these terms or a similar one has led someone to the image of a brick wall on my photo blog.

I, for one, have been amusingly mystified. Is there someone out there who just likes to see walls made of bricks or is there a need to see something of a concept that they feel?

Does it do any better to see what we feel? Is that a problem-solving concept – “see it and you can handle it” kind of a thing? You know – the corollary to “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” kind of thing?

If I have ever been worried, it has more to do with the things I don’t know of. What I know is manageable because I can fight it – whether I defeat it or not is a secondary matter. Is that why we are hungry for knowing more – the insatiable appetite to collect knowledge – the repository; somehow acting as an armoury and weaponry with which we will fend and fight all that we know that carries in it the potential to hurt us?

Or is it just another brick in the wall?


6 thoughts on “Another Brick in the Wall

  1. Isnt it possible that a person who searches for “Brick Wall” maybe shutting out the world, so as ‘not’ to be able to see?
    And isn’t it possible we want to know more merely because we need newness in everything, everyday and/or because we just ‘can’? 🙂


  2. Your post reminds me of that scene in “American Beauty” where for for 10 to 15 minutes one character films a polythene bag floating ethereally against a background of red brick wall.

    You never know what people are searching. Lyrics for that Pink Floyd classic? (The most obvious.) A DIY kit to make regular garden variety brick walls? (Not so obvious.)


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