Graphics technology can be so amazing sometimes, especially to hicks like me. Case in point, this Image Mosaic Generator. You upload a picture and it generates a mosaic for you. Hundreds or thousands of pictures placed together just so, coming together just so to form a unique, familiar whole.
But isn't that what we are in real life? Zillions of bits and pieces from the past, perhaps even the future, all coming together to mold what we are in the Here and Now? The numerous parts of our past, our thoughts and actions, the people and events that influenced us or made an impact somehow, combined with our hopes and dreams for the future, all these contribute to the big picture of our lives as we're living them now.
There are some parts of the picture that make us squirm, elements of ourselves that we'd rather do without. But these things are parts of what make each life mosaic so interesting, so unique. I think each of us regrets certain parts of our past (though many won't admit to it). Regretting doing too much or too little.
But where there's regret, there's also hope. Each life is a dynamic mosaic; as long as we breathe and live, we're always adding to it, changing it, enriching it.
Death itself is powerless against these mosaics in the general scheme of things. For even when the day comes that we cease to breathe and our flesh dissolves into ashes and dust, we still live on -- as an infinitesimal part of somebody else's mosaic.
See links to many other Manic Monday participants over at Morgen's It's a Blog Eat Blog World.