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To Win Some

10 Sep

“I don’t normally introduce myself to strangers”, I said shyly.

“I’m no stranger, I am here every day” he quipped in a soft voice.

I sat down next to him, and feeling bold with nothing to loose I just blurted.

“I think your beautiful, I really would love to take your picture”

“I think you are mistaken” he replied with a smile.

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However he smiled like he has heard this before. “What will you do with a photo of me?” he asked.

I might study it some more. I think I might grow up to be an artist.

Soon.

“That might be alright then, but I hope I don’t break that camera of yours.”

We talked then, of the city and growing up and then old.

We agreed that we all win some and loose some. “mostly I have lost some” he said with distance in his eye.

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I hope today we both won something. I feel richer by having the courage to stop, not just pass by.

Sunday Morning Musing Over Coffee

26 May

I am at the end of my ten weeks…again.
I am tired from all of our deadlines and projects due.
A friend of mine suggested a change in view.

Perhaps it would be good to stop looking at the world through wars and dates and places with names wondering why the only consistency in history is that we fall apart…
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And stop to look at the world with a little wonder.
It really doesn’t take science to stop and look a bit closer.
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And it feels really good to get lost in something bigger than ourselves without getting overwhelmed.
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Just embraced.
So for today I will be doing a bit less musing and a little more hiking.
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