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Obscurity

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Details, both major and minor things, are or may be obscured by fogs of differing origins. Fog is difficult to see through and to make one’s way through and can be very frustrating and even dangerous. Or it can be a beautiful and enchanting place to be. It can be cold and dank or warm and soft. It can conceal or reveal things of importance to us. When we’re lost in a fog we can approach our dilemma in various ways depending upon our desires or upon the goals we have set for ourselves.  We may choose to use obscurity as a way of hiding from others and the places we find ourselves. We may choose to obscure our own movements on the chessboard of life from others, even ourselves. We may move through fog using it as a nurturing form of bathing to emerge into the light enriched and invigorated. No matter how we choose to use the many varieties of obscurity it is important to know that obscurity or being obscured is not always a bad thing but can be a tool to be used to help one’s healing and growth. A license to be left in the background is a license to relax, to release tension, to be revitalized in private. Having private time is another one of our basic needs and one that is too often ignored or forgotten. When one learns to utilize obscurity one invariably finds private time to put to good use. As long as one does not hide behind obscurity to avoid problems or confrontations one can be sure to find a laugh and some hope even while observing the chaos and uncertainty one has retreated from for a short time. So doesn’t obscurity sound like a fine place to be from time to time?

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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.

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