Gray and Green

Sometimes inspiration comes in a flash. I thought about the combination of colors when I looked at some of out plants this morning. All of a sudden, I was struck by the simple beauty produced by the perfectly normal combination of gray and green. These are two colors that we normally don’t think of as going together well, but I think that these pictures prove otherwise.

The light is one of the key factors that makes this combination so beautiful to me. Whether you see this from the side which produces a darker appearance, or from head on with the gray light streaming in through the window, the effects are striking. While everyone lives the blue sky with green plants pictures, we all know that there are gray days that have to be endured as well, so why not try to find the beauty that is inherent in all things?

Eventually, the sun will come back out, or night will arrive and another day will start tomorrow. Either way, there is beauty to be seen and enjoyed.

Be safe, and be Kind to each other

Another Dreary Day

My image for today sums up how I try to approach life, especially in difficult times like these. I try to remember how lucky I am to be accustomed to working from home after years of doing so while everyone else is struggling to make the adjustment, or worse yet, is out of work due to the Coronavirus situation. I feel for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own because I fear that the capitalist owners of those businesses will land on their own feet, but will let their employees go with no concern at all.

I try to remember to be thankful for Hal (person) and The Stooges because they are the family that I have. I would not want anyone else to share my life with, honestly. It took far too many years to find Hal and then The Stooges, so there is no way I am ever letting go of them.

I try to remember to be thankful for all the little things in life each day. Yesterday at the new pharmacy, they refilled one of my prescriptions and told me that they had found a coupon and applied it to the cost, so it came out to $0.00 and I was stunned. That was something that they did not have to do, but it was appreciated and I will try to play that favor forward to someone in the near future. I believe that far too often we get so caught up in our own problems that we forget to think of others. It feels good to do something nice for someone else.

I try to remember to get some exercise in each day after all the sitting around at work on the computer. Taking a walk around the new neighborhood, even with social distancing, is a great way to get some exercise and to get more familiar with where we now live. We have met some of the neighbors, from 6 feet away or greater naturally, but it still is nice to find new friends.

I try to remember to write something each day. Obviously, there are days when this is easier than others. One of the joys and frustrations of writing is overcoming writers block and seeing a post take shape on the screen in front of me. I feel so much more at ease when I write.

And last of all, I try to remember that when I write, I should be grateful for those of you who read these posts. They ramble on incoherently most of the time, but hopefully you enjoy the ride.

Be safe out there, and be kind to each other,