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Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…



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We have all felt left out and lost in our worlds at times and we’ve all looked left out and lost, too. There is no way to help but look forlorn when we are forlorn and there is no reason to look other than we feel; at least to a certain extent. We may give mixed signals to the people close to us and those we don’t know at all but depend upon for various services if we put on a cheerful act; yet there is still something about us to cue a person that we are despondent. Appearing any other way than how we feel inside doesn’t help change a mood, it just covers the mood up and does not address the underlying problem. You may be dealing with any number of things that produce a bereft and lonely feeling and should explore the feelings so that you can delve to the root of the problem(s) and move on. It is probably not good for you and others around you to see all your struggles; when you know you are dealing with difficult things it might be best to stay in or present yourself in a neutral manner – who would want to be probing into one’s deepest feelings and emotions in a public place anyway? When at home you may need to stay closer to your most empathetic companions and leave the ones bothered by discord alone. What is most important is that you don’t wallow in your pitiful feelings; no one is going to haul you up by your bootstraps because you’re looking woebegone. You must haul up your bootstraps yourself without expecting or soliciting pity or someone else’s effort besides yours and rise above your solitary sufferings from the low-down blues. Try to remember instead that blue is your favorite color and play your forlorn despair away. Isn’t doing something about your darker hours better than sliding deeper into a chasm?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Forlorn

  1. Why does this hippo have so much grass and plants growing on it?

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