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



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Whether we like it or not we are all dependent upon another or on others at times during our lives. This occurs most obviously during our earliest days and our latest ones. During our earliest days we aren’t aware of being dependent, only of the desire and urgency behind our basic needs. We can’t even know the meaning of dependency; as we grow older we begin to fight against dependency and can focus only on the time when we will be able to make all our decisions on our own and to have around us only those people or things that are important to us at the time. Dependency becomes bad word and concept to and we don’t recognize the positive aspects of dependency that help us grow as thinking and caring human beings. For as we give others help and ask nothing in return we are robbing ourselves of the joy of feeling loved and robbing givers of the joy of giving. Once we learn to take with grace, not relinquishing our giving, we open ourselves to a fuller and more balanced life. Then, when or if we become more dependent on others, we know that they will not feel that giving to us is a burden, but a mutual and natural expression of give and take. Isn’t being able to both give and take more equitable to all?


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 “Dependent

  1. helping another and being helped by another when you need it is, IMO, the one true expression of sentient life. Both giving and recieving gracefully are true expressions of free will.

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