just as i was thinking about it being so cold in ann arbor
that the water bottle in my car froze,
my friend sent this pic
saying it’s so hot in perth
that the cadbury bars melted.
i said, ‘at least it’s warm there,’
she said, ‘at least you have snow there.’
“life is about perspective and how you look at something… ultimately, you have to zoom out.”
-whitney wolfe herd
as you step on, vacuum, sweep-up, curse, recycle
those painful and elusive pine needles
fallen from your wreaths, trees, garlands
stop a second to take a very close look
at the beauty of a sliced pine needle magnified
and you may see them in a new light.
“seven clans” – photo by elm mitchell
“the close-up says everything”
“we are nothing but space dust trying to find its way back to the stars.”
art credit: bill watterson – calvin and hobbes
“one sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.”
-g.k. chesterton – english writer and philosopher
art credit: Jodi Ohl, Valley View – acrylic with drawing medium on gessobord
we are so tiny
the size our worries should be
nothing in the scheme
“i believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it.
it is a basic human desire.
and it also puts our worries in perspective.”
art/photo credits: Starry Night, Anna Roberts (acrylic painting on gesso board), Discovery Channel
(not me or my shoes, but she wore them well and they were clearly essential)
way back in march
when quarantine suddenly began
for some reason
the first things i immediately ordered were
a cherry blossom doormat and a pair of glittery shoes
(both are always good to have on hand during a pandemic)
the mat arrived quickly and is happily living outside my door
the shoes however have not yet made their way to my door
as it was determined that they are ‘non-essential’
and therefore will be delivered sometime late in june
one woman’s essential is another’s folly
all a matter of perspective.
“the first essential, of course, is to know what you want.”
image credit: MGM, The Wizard of Oz
“love your whole story even if it hasn’t been the perfect fairy tale.”
-marilyn moushigian koulouris
image credit: m.e. mcnair
no photos. please.
‘I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation,
I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.
-william albert allard
both on the same kinder playground
under the same spring sun
sitting on the same wooden bench
each sharing a complaint with the other
one says that she is so hot that she is sweating
the other says that she so cold that she is freezing
both are sincere in describing what they are feeling
each accepts what the other is saying
and listens without judgement.
“truth can be stated in a thousand different ways,
yet each one can be true.”