Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter's lace

The man and I drove up the Hudson yesterday, just because. It was an aimless and companionable afternoon, and he wore that black polo with his jeans, a look I cannot resist. The trees were devoid of leaves already, and the river had a stark beauty about it. It reminded me that finding beauty, finding good, is so often about how we choose to see a thing. Today, I am mindfully choosing.


9 comments:

  1. What a lovely shot. I drove to visit our daughter yesterday, a three hour round trip. All the grey and brown was quite depressing, and I kept trying to see the beauty in it and failing to do so. But your view was prettier than mine :)

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  2. People often ask me how I manage having depression and anxiety. They think there is a magic solution. No. it's just being mindful minute by minute. I forget but then remember again. And around it goes. And you reminded me again right now.

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  3. I try with all of my heart to do this every day. To see the beauty that is right here, all around me, whether of my yard or the sky above it or the delicate feathers of one of my chickens or my grandchildren's faces. Or my children's faces. There is so much beauty and I think it is a sin to forget to notice it, to take it in, to be grateful.

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  4. I love winter trees against the sky...even better if it is a clear sunsetting sky with colours!
    (Your man must look gorgeous in a black polo! )

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  5. Lovely picture. I am fascinated by tree silhouettes in the winter. Lovely post too, I am going to try and follow your lead and mindfully choose.
    Yesterday my son asked me kindly to stop talking about the news, especially politics because, in his words, it is awful and there is nothing we can do about any of it. I disagreed about the nothing part, there are congressmen to contact, peaceful protests to attend, and so on, but I heard him, and I told him I would try, as best I can to stop sharing my news feed with him. Puppies and rainbows only, lol. And maybe lovely tree photos. xo

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  6. I have long wanted to make that drive up the Hudson. I hope I get to do it soon. Be well and enjoy the moments.

    -invisigal

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  7. Beautiful photo and sentiment and you're right. I'm glad you had a bit of a get away. That can be important in refreshing one's perspective.

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  8. What a gorgeous post. I know that feeling. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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