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Hideaway

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IMG_7678aA hideaway is not a place that you share with anyone, you might talk about the fact that you have one, but one of the primary purposes to having a hideaway is to keep it completely private, place that is not contaminated by anyone else’s presence, not even your soul-mate’s. Some people don’t seem to need a hideaway, some people don’t seem to need one, and some people find that just having one in the event that they need it is enough. Though we are social creatures and some are more social than others, we all need to have private, alone time to mull over happenings and possibilities, to thinks things through before making a decision, to evaluate possibilities, to mourn or savor joy. While none of these things absolutely have to or need to be done in private, taking a bit of time to think about them on your own may help solidify things in your mind and you may be confronted with fewer surprises. A hideaway doesn’t have to be a specific, physical place, though it’s nice if it can be, but can any place that you can be alone without being disturbed, and for those of us with fantastic mental control it can even be a crowded room as long as a calm place in your mind and heart can be allowed to work without interruption. But we all have someplace like that, don’t we? And if we don’t we want one?

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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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