There is a lot of talk these days about diversity. I know where I work they like to get a "mix" of people with different backgrounds and beliefs. According to some, that makes for a better work environment. It does make things more "interesting" at times. When they talk about diversity though for the most part people think about skin color or nationality. However each of us is different so whenever you have more than one person working in an office, you have diversity. Just because two people come from similar backgrounds doesn't make them think or act the same.
Throughout history, people can be traced back to narrow common backgrounds however we are still diverse in our thinking and actions. Small groups of people with the same interests and beliefs settled in remote areas however through time, they became different in their thinking. It happened with the first Americans and it happened with the Israelites. Both escaped from slavery and wanted religious freedom however through time each society again became diverse. I just finished reading the Old Testament by the way and I was amazed at how similar these times are to those.
So this morning I was thinking about diversity and I thought about how diverse our entire world is. I found this log and on it were a number of liken and fungi growing together. At first all I saw was two but when I looked closer, I discovered that there were many different varieties. So here is my diverse log. There are even a few other creatures lurking on the log.