Just outside our Airbnb condo in a gated community in Aruba, Nicola is trimming a hedge of silver-gray foliage. He shears off the straggly foliage and shapes the shrubbery into a rectangular box. This uniformity helps create the feeling of safety in our surroundings.
Our senses are constantly scanning the outer world for difference. Is that difference something that i need to pay attention to? Is that difference dangerous?
Because Nicola is a gardener, and i am a gardener, I feel safe and secure with someone who is doing an admirable job.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Safety of Uniformity
Posted by Cheryl Wilfong at 5:00 AM
Labels: airbnb, Aruba, condo, danger, dangerous, difference, hedge, safe, safety, secure, senses, trimming, uniformity
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