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Taking in the view

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

An old song by the band Kansas comes to mind a lot lately. It is titled "Taking in the View." The song tells the story of someone who's life circumstances are changing, and they must adapt, much like my family is now. It was not a hit song, but one that tells a story. It was out in 1986, so only those of us who listen to "oldies" may remember! So, as much as we are sad to leave our old house, we have a new view. About a quarter of a mile down the street there is a pond. The dogs LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their daily romp around the pond. The wildlife pictured all were frightened away by my dogs, so please understand that I cannot get too close! Photos include a Herron and a frog, but we have also seen many snails, baby geese, ducks, and even a huge crayfish out on a morning walk across the sidewalk. One evening, there was a big thunderstorm (we live in Kansas, so this is typical in the spring.) After the storm, we were treated to this sunset. Someone very wise told me that during this process I would feel like I was in a washing machine, agitated regularly and wrung out, but that at the end of the day I would be clean and dry. And so, it would appear that we are having a clean and dry spell. As with many things in life, there are things I LOVE about where we are, things I miss about where we were, and some curiosity about where we will be, but now I am doing just fine! Spark on!
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  • MINNIEUK
    Wow, what a beautiful view! How lovely to have that pretty pond and all it's wildlife so very close by. It's hard to leave behind a place you love, but easier when you have a positive spirit and can look for the blessings of your new situation.

    The sunset picture is gorgeous, and the idea of being clean and dry at the end of the day fits perfectly. I'm going to try to remember that one whenever I have a stressful day!
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  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    Beautiful pictures. I love the washing machine analogy. I have had some major changes in the past year- agitation, spin dry and clean!!


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  • TEXASFILLY
    WOW! What a great place to call home! And thanks for sharing those pictures of Kansas. Having not been there yet, I only picture it as plains of cornfields 'n then what "The Wizard of Oz's" contribution to your great state. HA!

    One thing for certain in this life is change, so it's good to know that like the li'l rhyme, you are gently flowing with the stream of life. Row your boat ever so gently~ the current will take you a long way. emoticon emoticon emoticon BB~
    1195 days ago
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