…are only golden when you have a choice. For those of us who for one reason or another have managed to have our hearing damaged, silence is a bittersweet concept. Continue reading “The Sounds of Silence…”
So here it comes…change. Change can be scary. Change can be exhilarating. Change happens no matter what we do or not do. So here’s to change …at least on this website.
Shoes On A Rail has been on a writing hiatus. Yes, thoughts and stories have occurred but for one reason or another they have not seen the light of internet day. A discussion with friends (Thank you David & Robyn!) helped me discern that this site can be a place for general thoughts (and some posturing) and it can serve as a way to note observations made during “Adventures With Pa.” These can be simply places we’ve visited and what found interesting or distracting, or “Ah Ha!” moments made by my kids, grandkids or me.
So it’s a bit of a change from the original intent of this site. A re-focusing and zooming in of purpose and vision.
I am looking forward to “seeing” things new and getting clarity, and sharing them with anyone who happens across this site.
There are exciting times ahead! See you soon!
This blog was originally intended to reflect on the moments of life and to be more mindful of each interaction, each memory-making scene from the short span of time we are given on this world.
In railing against the ebb and flow of modern crazy-busy schedules, sometimes it is time to put our feet up (for those who are able) to sit and ponder. The immediate visual, as this is written, is to look down at our shoes, sneakers, flip-flops, boot et al and imagine them perched nicely upon a rail…deck, fence, porch, or guard rails made of wood, plastic or metal.
Being “somewhat” analytical, I want to see the results of any process…and generally want to see them NOW.
I was convicted today by a simple phrase in a blog I follow: “It’s only human to want results, and to want them yesterday. But if you’re only focused on the end result, you miss the beauty that’s in the process.” (http://www.magicaldaydream.com/2017/02/balloon-collage.html )
So, I am putting aside my desire for immediate results and am focusing on the joy of the process …
Have an inspirational day!
There is a strong belief that the phrase “Just the facts, ma’am” originated on a radio then television program called “Dragnet.” The program was authored and starred Jack Webb and though the quote sounds to be something his “Joe Friday” character would espouse, it is actually not from the show. Continue reading ““Just the facts, ma’am””
We are creatures who have built in a set of blinders to everything.
What a generalization! It begs for quick messages of dispute and disagreement but let me try to explain.
Sometimes life’s events make us “grow up” too quickly. We forget, never experience or lose the joy of play. Life takes it’s tolls and the light-heartedness that accompanies play is discarded in order to survive.
But it’s never too late. Continue reading “Adulthood”
Shoes on a Rail…enjoying the moment.
Have you ever focused on something and realized later how much you automatically filter out?
So much time was spent in focusing on the shoes and ensuring the lake was in the picture that it was not until after the shot was taken that the wires, cars, houses, planter, fire hydrant et al were noticed. They could be edited out of the picture but they serve as reminders for us to really look around and notice what else gets filtered out in life. Continue reading “Notice Your Filters”