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


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We almost never think or believe that we are completely ready for anything, whether it be a creative effort, parenthood, the workday or a vacation. For the most part we try our best to be ready for things we regard as positive, though possibly scary, and to avoid things we believe are negative. We believe, or tell ourselves we believe, that the only way to have a positive outcome to our efforts or to escape from unwanted tasks or feelings is to be prepared and ready to meet them head-on. This can never be the case; we can never be prepared for any eventuality have a speech, a painting, or a gift be perfect; there will always be something that we find that we could have done better. Regardless of the fact that this is mostly in our heads, we will still fail to acknowledge that; as we must accept that we will never feel completely ready for anything. This is not at all a bad thing, for if we wish to make anything we attempt the very best it can be, we are educating ourselves and driving ourselves to do better the next time and even better the time after that. With positive, forward thinking we can accomplish almost anything, and what’s better, we want to. Wouldn’t you rather strive for readiness than bemoan the fact that you are not ready?


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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