In an earlier epistle I commented that sometimes a picture could be enhanced by words. I then blithely went on to talk about how to make a picture or combination of pictures speak for themselves without words.
Recently I read an article that repeated the saying “A picture is worth a 1,000 words” and I had an “ah-ha!” moment. And that thought was…”sometimes, not all the time, a picture is literally worth a 1,000 word essay”! Whether the essay is an explanation of its environment and setting, or the feelings and emotions felt and depicted in and through the image, there are times when words will add another layer of color and hue to it.
National Geographic gets this. Guess it was time for me to understand this applies to my personal collection of snapshots. Continue reading “A Picture is Worth…. Part 2”
Our lives are a kaleidoscope of memories, thoughts, experiences and built-in instinct. And of all of those only instinct might actually be shared between people. Continue reading “Kaleidoscopic Memory”
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.
Continue reading “Blinders”
I sat early this morning browsing the internet instead of writing my Morning Pages. I was just waiting and spending time following virtual rabbit trails while waiting.
What was I waiting for? Let’s see…what are some of the common “Waiting” examples? Continue reading “Waiting”
Costume jewelry is not quite the same as real jewelry. Some may actually appear more brilliant and sparkly but let’s face it it’s not the same as an honest to goodness real diamond, ruby, emerald or other fine gem. Just ask any jeweler…
Similarly, so much of life is made up, not quite real. Continue reading “The Jewel of Denial”
“Celebrate what’s right with the world.” (Dewitt Jones)
It is amazing how difficult it is to walk a neighborhood and just be an observer. There is a tendency to permit daily to-do’s, reflections on past events, preparations for future events, and temptations to grab the smartphone to check emails/social media. This permission snatches my attention from the riotous colors of springtime flowers, the green lawns following recent rains, the sounds of dogs barking their warnings and songbirds singing their praises, the flights of winged butterflies and birds, and the cool spring breeze caressing everything in its’ path.
It is challenging to be in the moment and simply notice the physical effects of the walk: Continue reading “Perspectives”
Along life’s roads it is awe-inspiring to be blessed with a companion; someone who will take the journey and not follow or lead but walk besides you. To take each step together even though there may be short partings as one wanders off the path to investigate new sights, lessons and experiences. Continue reading “Companion(s)”
I want you to visualize that you are standing side-by-side with a group of people. In each person’s hand is a rope tying you to your neighbors with the rope taunt between each individual. The rope is now connecting you to the person on your left and to the person on your right. At this point I want you to consider the following situation: “What would happen if you were to take a big step forward?”
Continue reading “Rope Tricks”