This is probably one of the hardest things for me to remember, do it over, then do it again, until you’re good, or better, at your task. I”m impatient, I want to be proficient at things right away.
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. – Martha Graham
Not many things bring me as much joy as posting the daily quote and photo here. This post is my 500th. Thanks for sticking around and here’s to another 500!!
The Hawthorne Bridge, on a sunny day, and the mechanism that makes it lift. Just thought the color balance was interesting. I hope you think so, too! A little red, white and blue to brighten your day.
Or conversely, seeing what’s inside your cookie. LOL — This photo came from a coffee shop I was at recently. I was talking with some friends and I noticed these poor cookies, unopened, with no one around. I guess they didn’t want to know their fortune, they just wanted to imagine what’s inside.
I couldn’t help this photo, I was sitting in my car, in the car wash, and thought “Why am I not taking photos of this?!” So, here’s one.
I’ve been reading a book on vision, accomplishment, and how you get there. The more I reflect on this book, the more I wonder, Do I know where I want to go? The answer has always been yes. I’m just not sure how to get there. Roadblocks seem to manifest in every location and for years and years; I’ve crawled over, dug under, scurried around and barreled through them. Yet, they still appear. Frustrating as ever, but we press on.
If we haven’t specified where we want to go, it is hard to set our compass, to muster enthusiasm, or to measure progress. But vision is not only missing almost entirely from policy discussions; it is missing from our culture. We talk easily and endlessly about our frustrations, doubts, and complaints, but we speak only rarely, and sometimes with embarrassment, about our dreams and values. – Donella Meadows
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Wow. It was raining hard when I took this photo. I couldn’t see through the window as the rain was coming down so hard it was difficult to make out the tree in the distance. These aren’t April showers, they’re May downpours.