This past week I visited my old acquaintance 'Ignoring the obvious'. Not much has changed since the last time we saw each other, or so I thought. This time, I pulled a new trick out of my sleeve when I saw it coming. I decided to not do what I have always done (simply wishing I could be there again). And I was rewarded with an entirely different outcome. See what happens when the tools are at hand instead of buried somewhere that is not 'handy' when they are needed the most.
The trick I used to get the treat was a long, hard look at finishing what I started.
It was not a pretty site, and it wasn't horrible. It scared the dickens out of me, but I didn't die from the fright. I published work that I set out to publish. And it turned out better than I could ever imagine. I once again found out that I don't know what I don't know. Obviously? Isn't it always more than that? More than meets the eye? When it was done. it suddenly didn't seem all that frightening. What was I scared of? What was I looking for that was so scary? I can never do exactly that thing again. There is only ever a first time, once.
Similar to the picture I posted here, reflecting on the time it was taken, the way I felt while I was there, and the peace that was on my mind, all show through more than the physical place, the physical me, and the location. This is why I love these pictures. That is what they remind me of. How it felt to be there.
I am grateful today to have this photo to reflect on. I am grateful that my husband and I were together and having a great time. I am grateful that we discovered something else we both liked (that in itself is a treat). I am grateful that I can look for the reflection and have the awareness of the experience all over again.