Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BACK TO THIS

It's been a week now since Snowmageddon ended.  The city is slowly getting back to normal, at least as much as "normal" ever happens around here.  The remnants of the storm have taken on a new appearance.  Huge piles of snowpack loom over the streets and will likely remain until spring unless front-end loaders strip them away.  At curbside dirty granular slush repeatedly freezes and thaws, making for unsure footing. Weary neighbors are slowly clearing the remaining drifts on the side streets unworthy of the city's attention. 

Welcome back to reality.  Now we can get back to the matter at hand. 

Which is???

Just what is left when all life's snowpack is stripped away?

1. Life is a journey, not a destination. 
2. The medium is the message.
3. Life is what happens when you're making other plans.

THIS is what matters.  The here, the now.  And our task is to make the most of it.  To submerge ourselves in the richness of every experience.  Because THIS is all there is.

Here is another image in the series "The Appearance of Reality", enhanced refractions from my hallway sconce, that might help you see what I mean.  Or might not.


The Appearance of Reality:
Ripples in Green Time


There are much to ponder and much to wonder
in this life.

-bjd

_____________
1. Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. Marshall McLuhan
3. John Lennon


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