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Observe and Revel

Let’s revel in our numbered days on a turning earth.

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I’ve always been an observer. Even as a little girl I remember paying very close attention to my environment, whether it was the details on a blanket; how threads are woven together in cloth; how raindrops seem to simply roll on smooth surfaces; how insects inhabited the earth beneath dead, fallen grasses; how smoke curls, separates, then dissipates; how adults moved or behaved; how a dog dreams.

I grew up and one aspect of my personality never changed: I am an observer. That inclination is likely what moved me forward on the many trajectories I have embarked upon in my life. One thing that observations have done for me is to install a deep appreciation for life and all its forms. Let’s revel in our numbered days on a turning earth.

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” — e.e. cummings

Until next Monday may your week be puddle-wonderful and revel in your numbered days on this earth.

Postscript:
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For any of you who may be interested in the recent books I’ve read and perhaps want to read my comments, I have added a Goodreads widget at the very bottom of the blog {where you’ll be able to read the first few lines of my comments.} If you have a Mac, simply use the “down arrow key” with the “Command” button to snap to the bottom of the screen. I’m sorry but I don’t know how to snap to the bottom if you use a PC, but scroll always works too 🙂

With all these efficiencies going on, for a change, I already have next weeks post written and lined up in the WP scheduler. I’m sure that won’t happen often 😉

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Lisa Gordon - September 5, 2016 - 11:48 am

What a great post, Diane, and one I can identify with.

As a child, I too was an observer, but as I got older, I think I lost some of that (yes, it is a loss!). However, once I made the time to actively spend time with my camera once again, it came back! 🙂 For that I am truly grateful.

Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

Sherry - September 5, 2016 - 5:40 pm

What a lovely read. The wonderful thing about observers is they tend to surround themselves with beauty. 🙂

Toffeeapple - September 6, 2016 - 5:15 am

I think that being behind a camera helps to make observations. This was a lovely post Diane, thank you.

Gabriele - September 6, 2016 - 8:27 am

The observer is vital in life. I bet photography honed your skills. I know making art does for me.

Rachel - September 7, 2016 - 2:26 pm

I can relate to your observer tendencies…which is likely why I do what I do. But I also wonder if that is why I’m detail-oriented. I like observing the details, the patterns — all the little things that make up the big thing. Love that quote…