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opportunity.

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when hanging outside with a couple of my grandies,

we talked as they worked on creating pictures

taken from online designs

very, very carefully selecting each tiny bead to put into place 

i thought it would be a good time to tell them about my cat, olive

who loves to pounce on the jigsaw puzzles on my table

when she finds me in the midst of them

i also thought i would do a mini dramatic recreation of how it all happens

as i pretended to be olive, bouncing my hand on the table

i apparently was a little too into my role

 when i hit the table

we all froze for a few seconds

after noticing that all of their hard work

had just been destroyed in the course of my acting.

great recovery though

as i apologized

we all laughed and laughed and laughed at what happened

knowing

that while it would take a long time to rebuild their designs

we also also knew

that life can be so instantly funny sometimes. 

“the more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.”

– bill nye

scrutiny.

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 prince,

the cat of the house

where I am housesitting

does not settle for an easy way out

pushes for me to move ahead

and subjects my puzzle solutions to close scrutiny. 

 

“close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’

are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.”

-maxwell maltz

opportunity.

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“all of us might wish at times

that we lived in a more tranquil world,

but we don’t.

and if our times are difficult and perplexing,

so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”

—robert f. kennedy, who died on this day in 1968

credits: purpleclover

sometimes I think that there’s a fine line between impressionistic and messy. – lady gaga

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while b and j

were in my care today

it was real hot outside

so we walked up to the ice cream store

dragging long sticks along the ground

jumping down the sidewalk

 when i got a little lost

b said,

“maybe you’re taking the LONG shortcut”

yes, that’s it exactly

and

last thing i remember their dad saying

before he left was

“make sure they don’t get messy. we’re heading to a party as soon as i get home.”

well it kind of went bad in that department real fast

 we took the short shortcut home

tossed acorns pinecones pebbles

onto the street

 washed hands face arms legs shoes clothes phone and glasses

so much sweaty sticky fun.

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see any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
– h. jackson brown, jr.