No, not lost where you don’t know where you are, just “lost” when you stand in one place and feel that at that moment, you are in many places. The shadows, the lush vegetation, the multiple shades of green. AND of course the almost hidden old wooden building in the background.
My adventure companion and I had arrived in Merrickville, her for ice cream, and me, for no real reason but to share time with a friend and enjoy the outing. Then I saw this place and was instantly transported to many places at once. I saw New Hampshire, the Laurentians, southern NY state, it was an amazing feeling, it wrapped itself in a hug and vanished,
Such moments are not uncommon, but they are not “ordinary” we have to be tuned in to “receive the frequency”. Be present in your every day life. Live each moment! Live with appreciation .. give thanks!
PL day 11 (calendar)
BE THANKFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE TODAY
You are standing here thanks to your ancestors, your parents and those who have supported you through your life. Show your appreciation by giving back to the world around you.
Remember the saying, “the glass is either half full” or “the glass is half empty” Is this fellow walking on the bottom, or is he coming up for air. Some days it is hard to tell, if its a good day, or we are just used to the “ambience” and tempo.
“I am so busy” I heard someone say, ” I just can’t get anything done”
I would wonder, then what have they been doing that they are so busy. If we are focused on the moment, then each moment we live through, is an accomplishment. When we go out to lunch, after we have had our lunch, didn’t we accomplish what we set out to do. We ate lunch. We actually “do” things all day. Is it that we don’t acknowledge our accomplishments, that we are always looking ahead, and not satisfied with the present?
Have I been listening to too much Pi. Unless you have heard of the book, seen the film or listened to the CD you might not recognize my reference. That’s OK, my musing can be confusing. Life of Pi
PL calendar day 20 You are YOU, Others are Others
You have your own way of doing things, and others have their way of doing things. Don’t worry about what other people will say. Simply take care of the task at hand.
Can you believe we are already mid month. Please have yourself a grand day tomorrow. Enjoy it to the fullest. Make each moment count. A moment wasted on negative energy, is a moment you are not smiling. Happiness makes for a great day.
When you smile, others will too.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
tracks in the fresh fallen snow
A spider will play, the warm sun fondly warming his legs as he feels his way along the path he is on. A beautiful day for a stroll, I’m sure he is focused on his search for his catch of the day. Yet he will be ever vigilant of the world around him. Of course, realize that it will be from his perspective.
When we are out and about on a sunny day, do we focus on the moment or the day ahead. I was myself not focused on my day, only on the moment, when a friend knocked on my door, saying, “come out and play” Left on my own, I would have had a boring day. Sure I would have gotten things done, but having a friend to share some time with changed the whole “colour” of my day. Not that we did something extra ordinary in a way that would win us, ooohs and aaahhhs…. but, it was an absolutely different and wonderful day, because it was shared with a friend. So for ME, it was a fantabulous day..
How many times have I used the word =day= hmmm doesn’t matter this is not a literary piece, it’s a shout out.. saying ” YAY” today was a good day!
What a nice way to enjoy such an interlude in the middle of the week.
Make times my friends to do something that makes you smile. Don’t squander all your day, doing the mundane.
Jai eu beaucoup de Plaisir, I had a lot of fun “living” today.
no goblins or ghouls, I hope this “leaves” you with a smile. Happy Thursday…
photography,Hillwalker (D. Su)
The attraction just happened
it was a piece in the ground, we needed to dig out..
took hours to break and dig it up
when I saw it, I couldn’t let it go
it now stands in the garden
I’ll enjoy it all year round.
I’ve always enjoyed driving by this building, on this particular day, I was drawn to it, the sky behind, the sprinkle of snow…. it was eye-catching. It has a practical use I’m sure, never-the-less it was “king for the day” in my day of photo possibilities.
A moment in time capture in a lens, without the surrounding buildings, or traffic on the roads, it could be on a desolate patch of land, in an abandoned airport.. Loved it.. Hope you find it stirs your imaginations too.
Happy Thursday everyone… PL Precept # 2 To Live is to Express One’s Self
Ottawa, Hwy 31 and Leitrim Rd.