“One Heart, One Love…” is the melody by Bob Marley that’s repeating in my head tonight as I am putting this photo challenge together.
The number One as an archetype symbolizes unity and wholeness. One includes all, everything… there is no differentiation. Geometrically, the number one is expressed by a point or a circle.
Yet, in Western culture, the number One has come to be identified with standing out, differentiating oneself from the crowd, separation…
I found a few images that hopefully convey both of these very different qualities, yet still represent the number One.
The woman who wore this necklace to a jazz concert seemed delighted when I asked her for a photograph of her colorful ornament. ONE necklace, many colors, a one-of-a-kind piece of hand-made jewelry.
One little girl was fascinated by hundreds of baby chickens inside the barn. In her entranced state, she seemed to forget everything else around her, until her mother called for her.
This little frog statue seemed to blissfully blend into its environment and invite the visitor to do the same:
One of many sculptures constructed with hay bales for an annual hay bale contest definitely intended to stand out from the rest. It was titled “Un-luck-hay.”
One dog quickly disappeared from sight becoming one with the trees and the other creatures of the forest:
A solitary cow finding shelter under a huge old tree, each one of a kind:
One butterfly wing shows us the beauty of nature’s designs and, if we look at it long enough, hypnotizes us into a state of one-ness:
And sometimes two is really one, as in this ONE pair of boots:
This post was created in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge “One.”