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Back off

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STJ 2012 405a

We all have days, hours, or moments when we just don’t want to bothered. By anyone. This is not an indication of how we feel about someone, merely an indication that we want to be left alone for a while. In point of fact this bodes well for those being asked or told to back off. We’re sure to feel better about ourselves and the others in it once we have had time to think over what we need to think over or to have some time away from the noise and distractions of frantic and perpetually moving world. It’s quite satisfying to say “back off!” occasionally. It reminds us that we are the ones in control of our lives and that we do have the choice to make choices, a necessary part of maintain our sense of self-worth. Actually saying back off or words to that effect reminds other people of the same thing and may even help them be able to create their own momentary space as well. Not that that would be what you were thinking about at the time, but a nice justification afterword, if you feel the need of one. No one can be with or around others all the time, time with solitude of some kind is necessary to remind us of our individuality, whether we go away somewhere or create our solitude in a crowd. Aren’t there times when you feel like telling everyone to back off?


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.

One thought on “Back off

  1. I have those moments on all days and all hours. Is 26 hours 8 days a week, 367 days a year enough time for me? No.

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