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Enshrouded

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Picture 065There are times when it seems safer and more comfortable to stay surrounded by or covered by something that feels protective. A physical covering is the easiest way to provide shelter for oneself from almost anything as a first line of defense. But there are a plethora of things that are not physical that can assault one, too; fears of all kinds, lack of self-confidence, a desire for personal privacy, and having a break from all the trials and tribulations that surround us are examples of reasons to enshroud oneself. Sometimes these tactics are successful and sometimes they are not’ when they are not we don’t necessarily know that they are not, but then it really doesn’t really make much difference as long as we continue to believe we are protected since that belief is at least partial protection in itself. There is nothing wrong, therefore no reason to criticize or castigate those seeking anonymity or protection with coverings physical or mental, that covering may enshroud you in a cloak of mystery, or glory, or invincibility. Who wouldn’t like to wear one of those cloaks (or another of your choice), at least for a while?

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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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