Some Photos & Fancies

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



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At times we try too hard to get where we’d like to be: if we want to be wet we dive head first into the sea; if we want to be dry we use a towel or dryer or other artificial means to get dry; if we want success, we plunge into whatever we believe will impress others enough to put us on the fast track; if we want love we fulfill our immediate desires with someone new and don’t pause to learn who they are. By rushing to acquire what we think we want instantly, we miss the immensely satisfying feeling of recognizing what we’ve done and how we’ve gotten to the place we’ve been seeking.  We’ve failed to learn anything during our journey and most likely have ended up with a generally dissatisfied and let down feeling. Stopping to experience the moments of that journey, after having defined a goal and become thoroughly acquainted with how you feel about the goal and the process, will help to ensure that you feel positive at the outcome whether you’ve completely satisfied yourself or come up short. You may feel that you need to continue the process if you’ve come up short, but a period of assessment before recommencing the journey will be more helpful than leaping right back into the fray. Isn’t it better to ponder a bit before taking action instead of leaping before looking?


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 “Air-dry

  1. Reminds me of Frank Sinatra singing Nice N’ Easy: “we’re on the road to romance, that’s safe to say, but let’s make all the stops along the way…to rush would be a crime, ’cause nice n’ easy does it every time.

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