Once in a while my blog posts are the result of the ongoing rumination of my mind. They start as a seed floating on the wind. Occasionally one of the seeds take root. Today is an awesome example of that.
Sometimes I need contrast in my life to help me see a bigger picture. When it is in focus other aspects of life seem to make more sense. Should I take this path I can expect to see this, otherwise I can see that. The clarity provided through experience of the contrast helps me choose a better path.
In many ways it is similar to the concept of only truly appreciating something when it is gone. The potential paths look so ethereal in concept and so much more concrete when shown specific examples. Contrast can really help push me forward as I more completely understand the potential destinations.