A very simple post, based upon a very simple, yet I hope observation of some significance. Like our photographs that follow established trends we have adopted, we tend to compartmentalise (or compartmentalize, for some) our thoughts. Case in point. When a thread has attracted comments for a certain time, it becomes moribund. Dead. Nothing new is added, and weeks go by without rebuttals or new elements, yet the subject often remains as dynamic and as open to discussion and question as when it was first posted. Why is this? Is it a sign of our times that when one has posted his or her opinion there is no need to reformulate or revise it? Is it a consequence of our age, our impatience or disdain for the continued probing of ideas and our satisfaction with simply moving on to others? Do we also tend to compartmentalise our manners of photographing, to just repeating the same approaches we have grown with? Is our aesthetic and objectives compartmentalised, hermetic? How free a photographer and thinker are you? I fight with this sense of "completeness" that I know keeps me from seeing things differently. Do you?