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Anticipating

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Anticipation can be felt and expressed in any number of ways, and we can anticipate many different things: we can anticipate an event or a gift, we can anticipate trials and tribulations, we can anticipate trends in our lives or on a global basis, and many more variations. Some of the easiest things to anticipate are those that we usually ignore or pay no attention to. For the most part we don’t anticipate our next bite of food during a meal, or how we’ll feel in the shower, or how perfectly our joints and muscles work when we take a step. These daily, small, frequent movements and motions are essential to our very lives but, except when they aren’t working correctly, they receive no attention from us. The small things can even help us anticipate the larger things; we know, but we seldom appreciate, that our eyes are going to be seeing those ocean waves we can hear (did we anticipate hearing that sound?) beyond the next dune (did we anticipate the muscular action our body would be making to climb that dune?). The combination of those many, many small anticipations create the larger ones and so make the act of anticipating itself one that can be pleasurable and add so much positive energy to one’s life that it is a shame to ignore it. Shouldn’t anticipation be enlarged by anticipating the small things leading up to it? 

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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 “Anticipating

  1. I liked, and I’m -again- totally agree.
    I think that we have all wrong, as humans, since I changed my priorities and realized what is actually important, everything has changed- everything!!!!!-

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