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So many times we ask of others and others ask of us, why are you this way, not that way; why don’t you take that path instead of this one, why not feel this way when you want to feel that way? There are no real answers to these kinds of questions, primarily because no one is completely one-sided. We cannot say that we are always prudent or always passionate or always prefer salty to sweet. Maintaining a strict, unwavering routine is not in our nature and beating ourselves up over having missed a part or changed a part of a routine is counterproductive, as is castigating ourselves because we have a feeling of anger or satisfaction over something we “normally” happy or dissatisfied about. Certainly routine and a single face we show to the world can be comfortable and relatively easy to keep up since they require no thinking or inner appraisal, but following that course of action does not allow you to be real or whole and, just as important, or more, it does not allow you to know, or even be acquainted, with your own self. If you are partly tree-hugger and partly developer, show it; it you are partly liberal and partly conservative, show it. Don’t we all have many facets to our personalities?

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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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