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Reaper

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We associate the reaper with the presence of death and call that reaper grim. But much more common than the grim reaper is the common, everyday reaper like you and me. Every day we receive the benefits and negatives of what we’ve sown in the past. From our actions come the reactions of others and the snap back or gentle reassurance of the world we humans populate. If we remember to or make an effort to ensure that what we reap are good things we will be able to take pleasure in the sowing. If we pay no attention, take no care is how, what, and where we sow, we will reap nothing but disappointment, emptiness, and trouble for ourselves. One of the worst things we can do is to pay attention to how and what others are sowing while neglecting our own tasks. What others are doing is no business of ours unless a partnership has been negotiated; when we poke our noses into another’s field our own becomes open to the preying of vandals or worse. Our reaping must also be accomplished in good order or the most conscientious sowing will have been in vain. Paying attention to our reaping will ensure that our crop does not rot or blow away or get stolen and our sowing will not have been in vain. Isn’t paying attention a basic building block to may achievements?

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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.

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