Monochromatic by Nature

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Well, almost monochromatic, but close. “Where have all the people gone?”  So goes the 1970’s song sung by Joni Mitchell. It is a question that had serious implications (given all of the issues at stake in America and the unrest at that juncture of time).

I looked out my sliding glass door after a light snow, and this is what I found. It was peaceful, and oh, so white. However, as often comes to mind are partial lyrics of days gone by…this happens quite often.

So, I study the Adirondack chairs. And, I study them a bit longer. I wonder where have I gone? What has happened to my life? I feel uncomfortable. But, to not question is an affront to introspection and character. Somehow, I must determine the reasons as to why I feel this way.

Can anyone relate? Lots of questions. So few answers in and of myself. There is One who has all the answers. As I study scripture, I am drawn to conclude, as did James, the brother of Jesus, that “Life is but a mist that appears for a little while and vanishes away”. If that is true then who am I to go through life without considering what is next?

I often look to the future, but of almost equal importance, I look at here and now. I wish I could change many of my past behaviors and consequences, but I cannot. Nor can anyone else. Regrets? Yes. Defeat? No. Healing? Yes, but it takes time. May we all be patient. Don’t forget the power of hope. And, dream in color !


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Standing Out from the Crowd!

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Canadian geese are a funny lot. They have taken over the Midwest and are found everywhere. Many don’t fly south for the winter as they all used to do. They waddle around haphazardly and stop traffic constantly. They poop everywhere and have become quite the nuisance. Yet something about them intrigues me…perhaps it’s their adaptability.

One source said it is a Canadian attempt to take over America, one goose at a time. At the rate they are increasing, and are on the protected species list, he may be right ! In the meantime one bird seems to be having a difficult time knowing which way is up. Some say he is fishing, but I don’t believe it. Perhaps he was one too many eggs in the nest.

Nah, he is fishing…they all do it !