Some Photos & Fancies

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



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At times there is nothing to do but hide from something, whether it is the world or a small part of it. Often when we wish to hide we are disturbed enough through fear or depression or overconfidence, that we don’t think of the best way to go about concealing ourselves. Though we may think we’ve found a small space to hide with our troubles, we are really in full view of everyone and everything encompassing our world. Yet our lack of cover is always a surprise to us when we are confronted by someone; we feel even more at risk or embarrassed than we did when we went into hiding in full sight. If we truly don’t wish to be discovered we don’t reveal our hiding place(s) to anyone else, verbally or otherwise. As with dealing with many things of the feelings and emotions we may not really wish to hide in the first place and try to conceal ourselves in an obvious, but not too obvious location. Since we are generally coping with feelings and emotions when hiding what we may really want is to share those feelings and emotions with trusted others and hope to find a resolution to any negative ones. Though we may say we do not want to be found when we’re playing a game of hide-and-seek, part of the real thrill is being found amid much hilarity. The hiding we do once we’ve “outgrown” the game is basically the same. Is it harder to ask for help than to hide and wait for help to find us?


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 “Hiding

  1. I rather hide than ask for conditioned help! Eventually I will re-gain my strength.

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