Gratuitous Color Shot #15: Split-Personality Fence

More than 125 years ago, a vivid dream set a fictional manifesto in motion. “Though so profound a double-dealer, I was in no sense a hypocrite,” confesses one-half of Robert Louis Stevenson’s permanently linked creations“I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I laboured, in the eye of day, at the futherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering.” 

Today the novel’s premise that we are “not truly one, but truly two” continues to resonate with readers, artists, investigators, therapists, and untold others.

And no wonder. Since Stevenson penned his tale we may have picked up a few insights into human behavior, but we still know shockingly little about how to excise its many negative expressions.

[And are still divided over where many social/cultural norms fall on the good-to-evil spectrum.]

With that as our context, can duality—and its eternal question of integration versus dichotomy—ever fail to fascinate?

In beachy Carlsbad California, a yin-yang fence both warns and beckons

4 Responses

  1. I fear two will not suffice, from what I see in my closet, my jewellery box, the fridge, the mirror. But never at the same time, more likely according to haircut-cycles, one at a time. 🙂

  2. Ha! The more the merrier, right?

    ps I am reading you, as always, and enjoying your adventures and more serious thoughts. Will try to let you know that on your site, not mine, this weekend!

  3. Only rarely do people showcase their split personality so openly. This fence is indeed a great find. I love the colours!

  4. Tine —

    So true! I had a feeling you might like the color combination. If you end up wearing it as a secret homage to your personality “splits”, be sure to let me know.

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