Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

The Only

The Only

There is one symphony and we are but notes within.
Amongst us are all the notes.
We can focus on the symphony that is the combination of the notes.
Or we can focus on the silence in between them.

There is one painting and we are but splashes of colour within.
Amongst us are all the colours.
We can focus on the white which is the combination of all colours.
Or we can focus on the darkness which is the absence of all.

But the only song, is being played within the only opera house.
And the painting is being displayed in the only art gallery.

Looking at the bigger picture doesn’t suffice. 
It is but a finite part of an infinite whole.

Perhaps there are other songs being played in the only opera house.
Perhaps there are other paintings being displayed in the only art gallery.
But it is not our place to answer these questions yet.
Ponder them to gain perspective.
Be conscious of being the note or the colour.
Look for the greater symphony, the greater painting.
Recognise your place within it.
And your path beyond it.

Women

Women

A Drop of the Ocean

A Drop of the Ocean