Some Photos & Fancies

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



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It makes a difference how comfortably one can operate and in how many places. Versatility allows for many more choices and for more all around enjoyment. Some avenues of versatility comprises a willingness to try new things and a willingness to listen to new ideas. If you like trying and listening, then learning is not far behind; and the more you’re able to learn, the more versatile you can become. Because you choose to allow yourself more possibilities than many people do does not mean that you know less than others of what you’ve tried, since just the act of choosing allows you to learn more. Choosing to step out of the mold that you’ve set for yourself or that you’ve let others set for you is not a negative action, though it may seem that way both to you and to those others at times. Assuming a negative attitude formulated because something has changed is very common, but is almost always the wrong assumption to make. More things have positive outcomes with a positive attitude than with a negative one. In life two negatives do not elicit a positive answer, though it seems people won’t stop trying to make that equation work. Versatility, as well as being a positive and enjoyable direction to go, gives you many alternatives when obstacles block your original path, when you’ve reached the end of some rope or other, and when you want to explore and expand your horizons. Why not expand your horizons?


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.

4 thoughts on “Versatility

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love how you’ve combined philosophy with photography in yours. Best wishes.

  2. Thank you for liking my posts. I love your photos and your meditations.

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