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Blinded by the light

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Sometimes we so much admire a person, place, or concept that we rush headlong into any kind of relationship that we can with them and fail to take the time a close and impartial look at the thing we are enamoured of in more than one way. We become blinded by the light of what seems to be perfect for our needs and wants and ignore the fact that there is more than one side to us as well as to the object that is blinding and attracting us at the same time. It may well be that whatever is behind that shining light really is just the thing for us, but making that assumption can be very detrimental to our well-being. We can do things to avoid the shock and deflation of discovering the possible faults and shortcomings associated with our admired and desired subjects: we can don metaphorical sunglasses to see through the glare of supposed perfection, we can seek shade from which we can view our objective more clearly, or we can walk around and behind to see the ‘man’ behind the curtain of presentation. It’s better to leap into action or dash after a goal only after studying its reality, isn’t 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.

3 thoughts on “Blinded by the light

  1. lovely write up and i think i recommend it to some friends

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