Clouds

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In a couple of earlier postings, I looked at the time frames of the present (now) and the past (history ) and the role, as I see it, with thou Mayest. The future is a bit different, but the same approach to implementing timsel is not.  By implementing personal anticipatory decisions, many choices are often predetermined.  For me, such committed reminders/decisions are made and then stored in a mental file. For example – refusing to laugh at racist jokes, not taking part in petty gossip, *to absorb and taking time for in-the- moment reflections, etc.

*I was enjoying a summer bike ride last week, and noticed several people (walkers and bikers) staring into the sky. Most glanced for a few seconds and moved on.  When I looked upward I was immediately smitten by the clouds. The old me would have merely glanced, the timsel me spent several minutes absorbing the grandeur of the moment.

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I’ve looked at life from both sides now

From win and lose and still somehow,

Its life’s illusions I recall

I really don’t know life at all

Songwriters – Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins (performer)

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3 thoughts on “Clouds”

  1. I love this dad.
    Such a simple reminder to appreciate nature-even in the sky. When I saw the title of your posting, I immediately thought of the Judy Colin’s song Clouds. I was pleased to see we both made that connection!
    Thank you for the inspiring photos and reminders to stop and admire the clouds…

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