Collage’s Equilibrium

Equilibrium: 2: a state of balance between opposing forces or actions that is either static…or dynamic… –Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Eleventh Edition)

How does equilibrium apply to you? Is your state of equilibrium purely mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical? Or do all of them interact? Do you find an state of equilibrium unattainable? Or–as physics sometimes puts it–do you find your state to be far from equilibrium?

Equilibrium (2012). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

And then, if you find yourself in a state of equilibrium, is it static or dynamic? Will it continue with no effort on your part, or must you act to maintain it? And if you lose it, will you seek to recover it?

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text [except for quotations] created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)


  • Aussiepomm September 18, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Certainly an interesting balance between the guns and the horse… Lots of colour!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm – Cymbidium Orchids

    Have a great WW!!

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:40 pm

      Thanks very much for your visit and your comment!

  • jessica @peekababy September 19, 2012, 1:32 am

    my baby starts school tomorrow…no equilibrium for me this week!

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:38 pm

      Know that feeling vicariously, Jessica. I hope your equilibrium returns soon! And thanks very much for your comment.

  • Erika September 19, 2012, 5:32 am

    Another great image and thought proving post, Eric! All I can say is my equilibrium has been non existent for as long as I can remember – sometimes up, sometimes down, but never level – life is just a manic roller-coaster ride!

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:17 pm

      Thanks very much, Erika! Yes, again it seems to me that I’m familiar with that state, too (though I’m thankful that there have been some pauses to come to equilibrium too…). But life does have a way of being what happens when one’s made other plans…

  • Daryl September 19, 2012, 10:06 am

    i am always in motion .. so i would say yes .. keep going to keep going .. love your collages ..

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:13 pm

      Equilibrium on the fly, eh, Daryl? Seems I’m familiar with that. Thanks very much for your kind comment!

  • Jeanna September 19, 2012, 10:17 am

    What a great question. So very out of whack & a real struggle to find balance.

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:11 pm

      Yes, it is, oftentimes. Here’s hoping that in future it will be less of a struggle for all of us to find balance. Thanks so much for your comment, Jeanna.

  • stevebethere September 19, 2012, 12:01 pm

    Very good it’s sort of light-hearted too :-)

    Have a good rest of week :-)

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Steve! (I’m glad it’s not light-headed as well ;-) ) Thanks for your comment, and have a great WW & week.

  • alissa apel September 19, 2012, 12:38 pm

    My boys would love the train!

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 2:09 pm

      I don’t blame them; I love it too! Thanks for your comment, Alissa.

  • Leovi September 19, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Exquisite balance, creative composition.

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 7:30 pm

      Thanks very much, Leovi!

  • Judy Haughton-James September 19, 2012, 7:49 pm

    This gives serious food for thought. I love the message. Equilibrium is very important but it is not always easy to achieve. Good for the health though! Thanks for hosting.

    • Eric Edelman September 19, 2012, 8:05 pm

      No, Judy, it’s certainly not always easy to attain equilibrium. But it is worth the effort. Thanks very much for your comment and your visit.

  • NCSue (I follow back!) September 20, 2012, 4:44 am

    Thank you for visiting Wordless Wednesday at I appreciate you stopping by and sharing what you’ve been shooting! And please visit this week’s Observing Beauty linky, too – it’s up and running!
    I hope to see you again soon.
    Have a great week,

    • Eric Edelman September 20, 2012, 3:05 pm

      Thank you for your visit and comment! I liked your feature on snakes very much.

  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly September 23, 2012, 10:44 pm

    Isn’t it just inertia keeping us all moving forward? ;)

    • Eric Edelman September 24, 2012, 8:47 pm

      It’s inertia (in part) that keeps us moving forward, but it’s dynamic equilibrium that keeps us on our feet, more or less. Thanks for your visit and thought-provoking comment, Tracy!


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