Friday, March 31, 2017

“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.”

~ Lope de Vega

The sun is rising beautifully as I write this; the brilliant red hues are changing by the second. I’m watching this all from the comfort of my bed–such a blessing. I’m tempted to grab my phone, or go downstairs and get my camera, to try to capture a photo but I don’t. A flare up of a chronic issue has me somewhat sidelined right now so I’m staying put and watching the show unfold live. Turns out that’s the better thing after all.

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Today: finishing up the taxes and taking it slow.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I often tell myself…forget the camera, just enjoy the show (or the view, or the action, or whatever). I don’t want to be remembered just for having a camera in front of my face. Enjoy the moment.

    1. I purposely leave my camera behind when I visit my grandchildren because I want to enjoy my time with them. Any pictures I take of our time together is done hastily on my phone and, as a result, are not very good. I’m okay with that.

  2. Wise choice. My camera has become such a habit, especially since it is one with my phone. I sometimes wish I could enable it and just BE.

    1. So much has changed since smartphones with cameras became part of our life. I think we could all do a better job of simply being if we put our phones away.

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