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tracking through life.

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had one of those days a couple of weeks ago

dropped off my car for an expensive repair

took a walk downtown

glasses fell out somewhere

apparently in the middle of the road

where they got run over

lenses survived

backup pair still in car being repaired

went to the backup of the backup pair

not the best

really not good if i had to identify a witness while wearing them

went home and sat on my couch in time to see

yeti the cat accidentally break my favorite vase

called my optometrist

who said the company that made my frames had been sold

 they are discontinued and my lenses were custom made to fit in them

found a pair of the lenses online while squinting

 now i await their arrival

as i track them all over the country

traveling in a bit of an illogical order

 can’t wait to see where they land next

hopefully on my face.

Tracking my package so far:

From: Staten Island to Queens to Indianapolis to Detroit back to Indianapolis then back to Detroit and still not here, who knows where next?

Shipped with USPS

Tracking ID: 9402111699000087082270

Sunday, July 25
1:22 AM
Package has left the carrier facility.
Detroit Mi Distribution Center, US
Saturday, July 24
11:05 AM
Package has left the carrier facility.
Indianapolis, IN US
6:08 AM
Package arrived at a carrier facility.
Detroit Mi Distribution Center, US
Friday, July 23
10:44 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility.
Indianapolis, IN US
7:50 AM
Package has left the carrier facility.
Queens Ny Distribution Center, US
12:09 AM
Package arrived at a carrier facility.
Queens Ny Distribution Center, US
Wednesday, July 21
1:30 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility.
Staten Island, NY US
Tuesday, July 20
Package has shipped
“the search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn’t want to be tracked.
it takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.”
-fred astaire

climb it.

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one is a crazy toddler yeti

one is an energetic tween grandie

both are natural climbers

can you guess which is which?


“obstacles don’t have to stop you. if you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.

figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

Michael Jordan

begin again.

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*life finds a way 

 

“no matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.”

-buddha

 

  * the above photo was taken while exploring what was once the traverse city state hospital (1885-1989), and more recently has been restored and given new life as the traverse city village commons. most buildings are now teeming with life and commerce, while other buildings still await their second chance, ghost stories and all.

 

in the midst.

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“peace is not the end of the mundane, troublesome, and painful moments of life.

peace is created in the midst of the mundane, troublesome, and painful moments

as we look for the good in all things,

grasp tiny moments of joy,

glittering in the darkness,

and gather hope into a soft place to rest when life grows hard.”

-l.r. knost

 

 

 

oakland county, michigan, usa – may 2021

 

butterflies are free.

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after one final close look 

at the butterflies we raised

it’s time to release them back into nature

where they quickly find their wings. 

 

“the butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

-rabindranath tagore

growth.

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everything is growing and changing

all in their own time

each in their own way

we watch and care for them

soon they will all be something new.

“and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 

Anais Nin