Contrast / by Sam M

In life, in art, in food...

Does beauty exist in a vacuum, or only next to the grotesque?

Without mediocrity, without failure, does success still look like brilliance?

Does genius exist without idiots?

Does perception determine what everything means, or does everything determine our perception? Each of us defines our own reality by the events, feelings, people, and experiences that each of us encounters. Is all relative or absolute? The truth is, we are not even capable of determining whether our existence is one of absoluteness or of relativity.

Black and white is easier for the human mind to comprehend, but our world consists of hundreds of shades of gray and millions of colors. Do we limit ourselves by viewing the universe in a prism defined by our minds, rather than observing the full spectrum of the universe?