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Reasons to be Cheerful




You can thank me for the ear worm later.

I use this blog to sort out the words that are in my head. If I am lucky and the planets align I capture some of these words and they drip down from my fingers and fall onto the page, rather than spinning madly within the whirlpool of my brain.

Sometimes the words flow, sometimes they do not.

The simple act of writing makes me feel better.

The fact that you are reading my words is both comforting and frightening.

Comforting because I know that you are a friend, frightening because I know that you are not.

Today in my bathroom there was a grasshopper/cricket/insect thingy walking along the window. I captured it and let it go in the garden it was the prettiest green and it took each step very slowly, always tasting the air with its feelers before it moved forward.

As long as I can remember to take pleasure in the small things in my life I know that I will always be okay.

So here are some more of my reasons to be cheerful. I love how the branches in this tree seem to be dancing.

This week I am also linking up with Dorothy’s, “Things I Know,” to remind myself of the things that I already know.

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  • inkpuddle March 30, 2012, 10:53 am

    Your photography has always had a tranquil feel to me. I hope it brings something similar to you. You are so talented, whether it’s with camera or clay, and I really hope your art brings you the same pleasure it brings to many of us.

    (And the scales on that lizard—skink??—are perfectly captured. Oh, but I want your lens!).

  • amandab March 30, 2012, 12:54 pm

    The grasshopper is gorgeous, a stunning image.

    Part of me getting back to feeling like myself has been about getting words out. I feel edgy when they are trapped inside. I have more to share, time is just a factor at the moment. With two of us sick, there will not be much writing, I fear.

    And you’ve reminded me that if I haven’t already posted it I must find the piece I wrote about trees dancing when I was about 16 and put it on the blog. Maybe editted. I love dancing trees too 🙂

  • Pixie March 30, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Finding joy in the small things is always good

  • Marita March 30, 2012, 1:44 pm

    What an amazing photograph. I have been trying to take joy in the small things, ignore the big unpleasant ones for a while.

  • Melissa March 30, 2012, 3:47 pm

    Love your pics, especially the lizard 🙂

  • Sharon @ Funken Wagnel March 30, 2012, 5:31 pm

    “The fact that you are reading my words is both comforting and frightening.

    Comforting because I know that you are a friend, frightening because I know that you are not.”

    Never truer words were spoken, and you say it so well

  • Mrs Catch March 30, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Said so well Kim. And that lizard is amazingly detailed.

  • river March 30, 2012, 6:57 pm

    I LOVE your dancing tree branches!!!

    Hop on over to drifting where I have a tree with branches that look like a bird in flight.

    The cricket is cute and I love skinks, but what is that blurry one?

  • caren March 31, 2012, 2:46 am

    I like all your photos.Well said Thanks for your insight.

  • Cindi in Texas USA March 31, 2012, 12:12 pm

    I love the cricket! and your blue tongue friend.

    This is what I know… that you are strong. That you are loved. That your words and pictures and art have an impact on those who are friends… and who are not. That no matter what … you have made a difference.

  • Arnaud Carbonnier April 5, 2012, 11:54 pm

    A very nice blog with amazing photos …

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