I have been reflecting lately on patterns and how one frames patterns in such a way that they are photographs with some appeal. I remembered from an old Dewitt Jones video, an image of a cultivated field of flowers with a pail left in it. The pail was of course in the lower left hand corner where the lines for the "rule of thirds" crossed. He was making the point that uninterrupted patterns can seem boring or tedious but a break in the pattern can make the pattern into a very attractive photograph.
This particular image was taken at the Mayan ruins at Altun Ha in Belize, about 30 miles north of Belize City. I think it is the steps of the Temple of the Green Tomb though I am not totally sure. It is one of the buildings around Plaza A for sure. The white top to each step is a break in the pattern of rocks and also forms a pattern of its own. If you look closely you will also some little green sprigs which interrupt the pattern too. Apparently the wind or shoes carried seeds onto the steps which lodged in the crevices and sprouted, holding on for dear life.
The patterns of our lives give needed structure. And we also need the interruptions to help bring out the beauty. There may even be little seeds, ideas, thoughts, feelings, visions that take root amid the patterns and sprout to bring another kind of beauty and perhaps even some humor.