Yesterday I visited a United States federal building in Washington, DC. I strode along its long frontage, looking for doors to enter, as many were closed.
I meditated on this for a while, as a kind of visual Zen koan.
Chuckling, I took this photo, pocketed my phone, found a less cognitively confusing door, and entered.
Inside was a security checkpoint, with several Homeland Security officers. One looked straight at me and asked, “Why were you taking photographs of the building?”
I tried to explain the humor, but it didn’t go over well. He didn’t think it was funny.
Readers may draw their own conclusions.