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Slipping

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IMG_3961aFor whatever reason we sometimes find ourselves off-balance and beginning to slip down a slippery slope. We can be actually, physically slipping and feel the visceral fear that comes when balance and stability evacuate. We could be slipping mentally and trying desperately to hide it.  Our performance could be slipping at work, at school, in athletics, with our hobbies. Our bodies could be with illness or by aging, something we have no control over. What all these nuances of slipping make clear is that there are many things in common among them; some of these manifestations are quantitative, but most are subjective and thus are difficult to pin down. But certainly there is a feeling of dislocation and/or loss of balance accompanied a wish to the motion of grabbing something for balance or keep from slipping further. These physical actions occur in our heads when we don’t have the opportunity in a physical manner. Then the more we slip the more we try to do something about it; and after a point trying very hard and compulsively may actually be counterproductive since “the more mindless the action, the more mindless the outcome” tends to come to the fore. So when we slip, and we will, should react instinctively or thoughtfully?

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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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