I nearly laughed when I saw this sign. It seems a decent overreaction, to have a sign for some slightly uneven paving. I mean, if you go around marking all the bumps, who's going to pay attention when the sign says: CAUTION: CHASM ? Could you imagine walking down your street seeing signs saying: CAUTION: STEP at the gutter, or CAUTION: SLOPE at driveways? A bit of an exaggeration, I know, but even more ridiculous. What if I want to choose not to exercise my caution, as an act of rebellion?
I guess it is pretty easy (and maybe slightly corny) to extrapolate this, but I feel like this is really relevant for me at this time. Life is a constant stream of bumps, and if you spend so much time looking down and focussing on them, you're probably going to miss something big up ahead. Where is the fun in life you are constantly worried about finding yourself off-balance? That's when the most interesting things happen. This is, in part an explanation for my absence here; being over-run by uni with the semester ending. Not a very interesting excuse, but I guess I've just been putting too much energy into the bumps along the way.