The theme this week from Helen is Colors. Another obvious one from me but maybe I will post it first or something…
Thanks Helen. This song is certainly still relevant today!!
Ain’t Cyndi somethin’!!!
For our WPC theme this week Nancy Thanki wrote: “Whether it’s water or some other reflective surface, what have you seen recently that has changed your perspective on the view?”
Here’s my take on it. It is my mission in life is to learn how (and teach others) to Choose a Perspective.
There was no sunrise yesterday morning. I’m not kidding. The sucker just didn’t come up!! No Sun. Just continued darkness…inviting the kind of depression that comes with S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
This is the chair I fight the cats for each morning, when the sun comes up and is streaming in from all sides, but not yesterday!
Then I remembered three things.
3. Since my other posts this week were on Reflections, I wanted to do one on Reflecting, so I did that. I Reflected for a while…most of the day actually…and sure enough, true to its reputation, the Northwest Spring changed it’s mind about everything!
So I went for a walk…just one block…and here’s what I found!
OH, and THIS!!!
And then THIS!!
And lastly, THIS!
If all that glory, on a single block, is not enough to shift your perspective, then I suggest you reflect on this; with whom will you be doing some psychotherapy…and how QUICKLY!
It might be easy to be GREEN when you are plant life growing in the Pacific Northwest. (see photo above)
We are surrounded by GREEN up here. I mean, it’s not like Kudzu in the Deep South or anything…
Mississippi river in the background
But it is fairly easy to be GREEN up here in many of the definitions of the word.
You can be “Green” by being ecologically thoughtful and responsible. (Check out Karuna’s blog or even better the latest issue of the amazing GREEN Newsletter she publishes)
Or you can be GREEN at something, like ME, still feeling like a novice at blogging. (I just published my last post with no categories or tags. Oh, and I still cannot figure out the whole photo storage system.)
Or it can represent the long and hard fought battle for many Northwest “entrepreneurs” who can now legally sell…oh nevermind.
Of course, there are times in the state of Washington when being GREEN is difficult, especially if you like the GREEN and BLUE!
And try to imagine yourself as a budding young flower, wondering which, of a rainbow of colors, you will be…red, orange, pink, purple? And you turn out to be GREEN! Leaves are GREEN. Trees are GREEN. Flowers are not supposed to be green. But you are!
But, in any definition of the word, GREEN is a beautiful color!
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