The significance of banality
In everyday life, things often pass by unnoticed. But to be honest, it is hard to blame because what one takes for granted quickly loses relevance. Yet, as life runs its usual business, some of these banalities can suddenly draw a lot of attention.
So under duress, you start dealing with them. While looking from all sides, the many previously hidden details become of interest to the formerly inattentive eyes. It quickly becomes apparent that there is a lot to discover on this expedition.
In the meanwhile, the former banality shows how much work and knowledge is behind it. Despite all efforts, there is also still the risk of failure, which can directly result in a shortage. Thus, views start to change: What once was taken for granted now gets a special significance in life.
I took this photo in June 2021. You can see a private greenhouse in Germany built 40 years ago. Though growing vegetables might appear banal in a world where the next supermarket is around the corner at many places, we would be in big trouble without them. Therefore this banality has considerable significance.