I should name my blog, like, something that makes sense, right?
Wrong. That would just make too much sense, now, wouldn’t it?
I named my blog after my two favorite things in this world: triangles and tree rings.
I’ve loved triangles since I was little, and I’ve always been, like, weirdly connected to them for some reason. If you want a more in-depth reasoning behind why I feel connected to triangles, then scroll through my online portfolio. But, if you don’t really care that much and just want the broad overview (I don’t blame you – I wouldn’t care either), then it’s very simple: triangles are where I find my strength. This may sound hippy-ish or whatever, but I’m super not kidding. Look in any old book that explains geometric shapes or just look it up on Google. The power of the triangle, at least to me, is so insane and it’s my core, I swear. I can feel it.
Tree rings are a more recent obsession, but I love them just the same. I’ve always loved nature and thought the individuality of trees and leaves is so cool, but, damn, when I realized tree rings are even cooler I almost peed myself. I think tree rings show how important it is in life to look at things from a different perspective (i.e. not just looking at a tree like we do every day, but instead taking the time to look deeper), and I think tree rings emulate individuality. Sure, each tree looks different on the outside, much like each person looks different, but humans, as you know, are so much more complex on the inside than they are on the outside, and I think it’s the same for trees. Each ring in a tree’s body shows age, wisdom, and life, and it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I briefly talked about how I think the inside of a person is more important than the outside in my first post, and I think tree rings remind me how true this actually is. Tree rings remind me not to get caught up in my appearance (which, I think everyone needs this reminder), and to focus on each ring (year) in my tree (life) and make it as meaningful as possible. You only have so many rings, you know.
So, that’s what the hell triangles and tree rings have to do w anything.