An aesthetic snafu is a sign from the universe. Something unexpected, unplanned, perhaps a mistake or mix-up but something disruptive that’s also beautiful. A message to change your thinking, sometimes quite literally. The original aesthetic snafu story goes something like this….
I was in Mexico in March. It’s bright and sunny, too bright and sunny and I’m sweating…in March. I finish up my cold, crisp Mexican Coke, sugar and in a bottle like it should be, and go to head back over the boarder. Only one obstacle stands in my way – not customs or emigrations, but the world’s longest train. It started 15 minutes earlier and shows no sign of stopping. And then I see
Note: It must have really been a beautiful mixup – it took until now, despite having this picture above my desk for several years, to realize that it’s more likely to be ascetic than aesthetic. Oops!