Take a look at the photo below and ask yourself, what is the purpose of the dock? I was at a friends house the other day for the first time in daylight. Looking out from their kitchen window this is what I saw. The thought that instantly flashed in my head was, why the heck would anyone build what looked to me like a bridge that goes nowhere?
So I asked about it. Turns out it is a dock and it actually does go somewhere even though it looked to me like a pathway that dead ends. It is actually a floating dock that enables you to walk across the marsh and a small stream to get to a trail on solid ground. That trail leads you to the beautiful Indian River Lagoon. You can’t see the Lagoon from their house because the vegetation is too high. And you couldn’t get directly to the water from their backyard because of the wetland. Now they can walk to the lagoon directly from their back yard.
Sometimes we look at what someone else did and think, what the heck were they thinking? We spout assessments like “what kind of idiot would ____________?” And we are absolutely right, in our own minds anyway, based on what we can see. [click to continue...]