Saturday, July 09, 2022

The Saturday Morning Post : Some things Need a Little Explaining


What is going on in this image. It isn't a very steep staircase into a ceiling.  

My office was asked for input recently on an ethics question.  I circulated the question and got two opposing views, one said the rule is far to liberal and a danger to all who go near, and one it is far to restrictive and a danger to all who go near.  And both are valid points of view.  I can explain both.  

I am sorting out my office, getting ready for a new office sharing arrangement.  I am bringing home some personal items I have accumulated over the years, one was a little sign that reads, "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you." Kind of rude, but I like it.  

Many of the things we see in life, that we hear in life, that don't make sense, might with a little explanation.  We can explain, understanding is an inside job, like happiness.  

So what is happening above.  It is a stone and concrete staircase from the underside.  What looks like a ceiling at the top, is where the top of stairs join the floor above. You would climb up the other side of what you are seeing. The windows, are a skylight.  This was taken in an aboveground metro rail (subway) station, looking straight up.  Does it make more sense now? 

16 comments:

  1. Looking straight up??!?!?!?!

    I thought maybe it was a stairway to the roof of the building.

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    1. The camera was pointed at the ceiling. We should look up more often

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  2. What a great shot! And, yes, NOW it makes sense.

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  3. As soon as you explained I totally saw it. And now I cannot see it at all as stairs to a ceiling.

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    1. I almost always start a post with a photo. I loaded this image, and looked at it, and was surprised by the perspective

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  4. I thought it was the Stairway to Heaven!

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    1. Arriving a nice concrete barrier

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  5. It does but I admit, I had to stare at it for a minute to actually see it.

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  6. Explaining can often help, but "The door has to be open for the air to get in."

    Sassybear
    https://idleeyesandadormy.com/

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  7. Nothing is to be feared but understood.

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    1. I am trying to think of something I would be afraid of, after I understood it, mind stretching

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