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Hidden depths


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No matter how open and above-board one may seem to be there are hidden depths that stay unplumbed by others. Usually a friend or family member will be let in on one or two hidden attributes or events in your life, and maybe a different one will be let in on others; but very rarely is one person aware of all the depths of a person’s being. In fact it is relatively rare for a person to be aware of all of their own depths since people are not always fond of or willing to participate in self-exploration. Truly, some things really should remain private, possibly even from oneself.  Something one finds, especially when meeting new people or making new friends, is that there is a part or aspect of you that you may have forgotten or taken so much for granted that you are surprised when someone else mentions seeing it. It is important to keep in mind all of your parts and pieces because all of your parts and pieces are what make you you. If you are dependent upon someone else to remind you of your characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses you aren’t really being a very good friend to yourself or letting yourself work or play to your capacity. It is a fine thing to share yourself with others, and share more of yourself with closer friends and family, but it is equally fine that there are parts of you that only you can or should know for your own well-being. A little non-toxic mystery can be interesting and fun. Don’t you like to keep a bit of yourself for yourself only?


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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