Brick By Brick

If you look at this picture you see a brick wall.  If you look closer, you’ll see another brick wall.   Do you see it?

The Brick Wall

How often do we put up walls

For others to try and knock them down.

But we fool them.

By having one at the ready.


I got this self defense thing down pat.

 Brick by brick.

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32 thoughts on “Brick By Brick

  1. I think we all have layers of bricks. Some are porous and allow things in, others more solid. I’ve never met anyone completely open all the time. BTW: do you know what that building is, with the brick wall inside that window? Happy Sunday. 🙂

  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I think some are stronger than others, but it also depends on who is trying to break them down to get inside 🙂

    • VERY good point NAPR. I know that brick walls (metaphorical ones not real ones) are considered not a good thing. I don’t always agree with that. I think there are some very purposely built walls put in place to serve a purpose. Often self preservation. And often long after they should have been built. Can they come back down again? Absolutely. Sometimes with a wrecking ball. Sometimes one brick at a time. And like you said…sometimes depending on who’s on the others side! 🙂

  3. Oh yeah, had to look closely but I see it. This reminded me of a song by Paramore called Brick By Boring Brick.

    • I will have to check that out. It’s hard to see the second wall. But when I was taking the picture….I couldn’t for the life of me figure out the engineering reason. And why leave the window there? And which wall went up first???

      • Oh wow, Colleen. I thought this was a professional picture or at least something posted by someone with the sole purpose of confusing the hell out of the viewer. It never occurred to me that that was something you see every day! Crazy…and yes, confusing!!

  4. I agree, we may let down our guard, but still have a second defense wall at the ready.
    Great analogy, this post. 🙂

  5. Cheney says:

    Me too, man. And I feel like lately I’ve been putting more bricks up every day.

  6. And sadly, so many do. 😦

  7. I got it down pat too Colleen! uh oh….
    Diana xo

  8. excellent point….love it.

  9. Robin says:

    Fantastic image, and words to go with it. It’s a little scary, seeing it that way, the brick wall behind the brick wall. I’m trying to take down my brick walls, brick by brick. 🙂

  10. niaaeryn says:

    Like the metaphor and the visual. Sweet 🙂

  11. Great metaphor, we all have layers, some much tougher than others, which we need. I find the photo and the stories of lives that lived within equally so.

    • Thank you Jen. Considering this was at an abandoned/closed psychiatric hospital that was built in the 1880’s I can’t help but wonder about the lives that touched that building. The picture gives me whole new curiosities.

  12. Gibber says:

    I think that I may have more than two layers

  13. markbialczak says:

    You have it knocked, Colleen.

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