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Shared space

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IMG_3536It is always more pleasant to enjoy, in one way or another, the people you share space with frequently. These people can be as close to you as a partner, family, or close friends; or they can be as unknown to you as the person going into the same coffee shop every morning just as you are picking up your yogurt for breakfast, the person you pass on the path on your walks, or the dog you greet every evening, but don’t even exchange glances with his human. The degree to which you share space is not really even connected to the amount of time spent with that person, it has more to do with each person’s need or desire for a particular place, the state of mind of each person, and the deemed propriety of interaction in a specific space. Whether or not there is interaction between one another in a particular space, it is important to acknowledge each other’s right to be there and to be uninterrupted or engaged with at their preference as well as remembering that you, yourself, have the same right to exist in a space the way you choose to, as long as you recognize that respect runs two ways. Wouldn’t it be nice to occupy tranquil space most of the time?

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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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