POTD: Anywhere Leaf

POTD: Anywhere LeafAnywhere Leaf
Yinma, China

When I came across this shot in my large collection of images from China, it struck me as being out of place; it looked like a photo I could have taken anywhere around home or even elsewhere in the world besides China. It reminded me that for all that seems unique and different in China there is much that ties that place, and all places I visit, to my normal everyday world.

On this election day, the most divisive and contentious of any I’ve ever experienced, I’m going to try to let my experience with this leaf be a reminder to me. A reminder that, in spite of the often huge gulf between myself and those I disagree with politically, there is still much commonality between us that should be embraced and savored whenever possible.