Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #785 – TRYING TO KEEP MY EYES OPEN!

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“My profession is to always be on the alert to find God in nature, to know his lurking places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas, in nature.”

Henry David Thoreau

While it may be a lofty goal, I often find the bar set too high and I walk past in blindness,deafness and self-indulgence.,,,,monos en theos….jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #554 – THE ALIENS HAVE LANDED, DID YOU EVEN BOTHER TO SEE THEM?

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When Spielberg created his idea of the likeness of an alien being, ET, I just can’t help but think he turned to our inner or small world for inspiration. In a way they are almost aliens, at least to our eye. We walk past their worlds everyday, rarely taking the time to explore or even notice them.

Kind of like the homeless man I catch out of the corner of my eye. Aged and bend by the weight of his parallel universe. But I, have some place to be, something important to do and I just don’t want to bother to even see beyond my own nose.

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung

Be aware of what’s around ††† en theos ††† jimwork

Photos on the journey #413

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I walk by this scene a minimum of 2-3 times each day. That’s about 2o times a week, x 52 weeks = around a 1000 times. Then multiply that by the 10+ years I have lived at my present house, take away days I walk a different route, am out of town or just for whatever reason, don’t go. That means I have walked right on by this scene probably on  5,000 – 6,000 occasions. Never once pausing and seeing what was right in front of me, about a block away from my house.

But it took having a sleepless morning on a clear, unseasonably warm, early January morning to be offered this view.

To quote Jagger & Richards: “You don’t always get what you want, But if you try sometimes well you just might find You get what you need”………sorry, now try getting that tune out of your head today, ah, “Let it Bleed” baby.

Open your eyes, see the marvel of all that HE places before you.

pezful ez feelin’ @U ††† en theos ††† jlawrence