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Obscured

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Sometimes it is very easy to clearly see the objects of our attention, sometimes it is very difficult; what is much more difficult is to be able to determine is the cause of any obscurity at any given time. It is relatively obvious to discover that cause if we are trying to look at or observe something physically; we may be trying to see a landmark through fog, catch a glimpse of an item that has fallen into the water, or spot a bird or animal in the branches of a tree. In these cases we know what we are up against and have a good idea of what we are up against. It is less easy to define and defeat more vague obscurities such as: a theory or concept that is just evading our grasp, the reasons behind another’s behavior toward us, or even understanding our own behavior. To understand and find resolution of these hidden or camouflaged things we must make some effort and have the willingness to pursue that effort in order to find closure and move on; though it is not easy, it is very satisfying to rid oneself of the niggling feeling that all is not quite the way it should be. Shouldn’t we first acknowledge these niggling feelings, then define and release them?

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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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