Some Photos & Fancies

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



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Sometimes it looks and feels as though we’ll do anything to keep our place in one group or another. We may find ourselves attempting and doing things we would never have dreamed of in an earlier version of our lives. Feeling this way is nothing odd or new with us: we are presented with a limited number of groups to join throughout our lives and we tend to take the easier course and make do with what we find close around us, whether or not the ideals and mores of the group(s) we’ve found ourselves in match ours. If we leave the situation as it is and, in fact, try out hardest to fit in where we really don’t, we’ll find ourselves unhappy and wondering why. It takes some courage, but is necessary, to look inside ourselves and to challenge our own decisions about where we spend the majority of our free waking hours and what we consider our likes an dislikes. Even once we’ve discovered where we’d rather be and who we’d rather be with, it takes gumption and a strong desire to feel right and comfortable to actually do anything about the present situation besides complain and struggle with unhappiness. We have an obligation to ourselves to place ourselves in the places where we feel most comfortable and where we can be congenial rather than struggle where we are. Why stay in an OK place when you can shine in another?


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 “Acrobatics

  1. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!

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