This is the 5th of 51 series of posts on my reblog or linkback project. Originally posted on May 2, 2012, the post titled, “pigeon-holed” is by W.S. Johnson at wsj2day.
I really like this post because it’s something that I have never seen before. In any given city, we see a lot of pigeons, but this is really unique. Someone actually built pigeon houses for these birds. Notice the little stems (?) that they are perching on?
While the photograph is unique and pretty to look at, the title of the piece conveys something deeper. And with just one look, even without words, it conveys to any reader what it’s saying. I think that’s the power of a really good photograph or picture.
You can choose the lighter side of the meaning and take it at pictures’ surface (pigeons and their unique homes) or go deeper and explore the meaning of what being “pigeon-holed” (shelved or type-casted) means in your own life and in your own relationship dynamics with your family, friends, coworkers, etc. I sometimes feel that we are pigeon-holed in our jobs. I don’t think I am the only one either. So seeing this picture really amused me.
Of course, that’s how I interpreted this photograph. You may look at this and have another interpretation. And that’s the beauty of it…
If you enjoy this post, please LIKE or leave your comments on wsj2day’s blog so that he knows you visited. Cheers!