where i stand sunday :: 12 jan 2020
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where i stand sunday :: 12 jan 2020

 

This isn’t right.

This shouldn’t be here.

It’s January in Michigan. The ground should be smothered in snow. Sleeping. 

Instead new life is emerging and I want to tell it to wait, to go back. It isn’t time. 

At the same time I see the struggle to thrive and my own instincts reach out to wrap around it in understanding. We all take the chances we are given, we all move forward even if the time isn’t right. We cannot wait for the perfect moment to continue living.


Where I Stand is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell.  

8 Comments
  • Becky Campbell
    Posted at 15:04h, 12 January Reply

    So well said

  • Catherine Arnett
    Posted at 18:48h, 12 January Reply

    The best part about bringing back WIS is that you’re writing again.

  • Sally Harcum Maxwell
    Posted at 19:03h, 12 January Reply

    I love it when we can take a small lesson from nature and learn quite a lot.

  • Lynda Heines
    Posted at 14:00h, 13 January Reply

    Great post – love your where I stand!

  • Susan Gantz
    Posted at 14:10h, 13 January Reply

    I am loving these posts. I spend way too much time looking at nature. But I’m retired. I earned it after years of taking care of patients who didn’t want me to open the blinds, pull the curtains back. The resilience of nature sets such a good example. My wonderful (but no longer alive) husband often reminded me to look up so I didn’t miss the clouds, the sky. It’s all about being truly alive and aware in every moment. Naps are good too.

  • Sarah Ann Smith
    Posted at 14:35h, 13 January Reply

    Same in Maine…it looks like early April out there!

  • Holly Krach
    Posted at 17:42h, 13 January Reply

    Thanks for sharing, your comments are helpful and I need to reach out to those who are inspired by nature.

  • Vicki Keller
    Posted at 20:32h, 14 January Reply

    Always lots to think about, and to see…… if you keep your eyes open. Thanks for the post !

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