Day 633: High and Low

This is the first day of the Jewish “High Holidays” for 2014/5775.  All my best, from the bottom of my heart, to those who are celebrating today.

All my best, from the bottom of my heart, to those who are not celebrating today.

Sometimes, I search high and low for the appropriate and most effective way to communicate. Other times, I express myself more spontaneously, without editing or thinking too much.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a video — created by a 10-year-old boy almost exactly six years ago — of a cat in a hat that goes high and low (as does the camera).

If I searched high and low for that cat and that boy, I could still find them today.  (I’m not so sure about the hat and the diploma).

Now, let’s see if I have any recent photos on my iPhone, that show Highs or Lows.

I do!  I do!

I’ll start with the lows, since there seem to be more of those.  (Also, starting with downward-aimed photos allows me to end this post looking up.)


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I wonder why I’ve been looking down so much, lately?

Here are some recent shots, where I’ve been looking up:

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That last photo is my first sighting of fall foliage, ’14. (It also reminds me of mixed feelings I have about this time of the year.)

Highs and lows are everywhere, aren’t they? You just need to know where to look.

Many hopes for healthy and happy days ahead to everyone everywhere, no matter how you look at things.

Categories: inspiration, Nostalgia, personal growth | Tags: , , , , | 15 Comments

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15 thoughts on “Day 633: High and Low

  1. Yes, Ann, may your view be rewarding today no matter its direction.

  2. I love the shadow of the gate on the eerie late afternoon (or early morning) light on the blank gravestone. That seems to be saying something. And a happy high and low day to you, Ann, and all your readers.

    • The beautiful shadow of this comment, viewed by me in the light of the morning, stayed with me throughout the highs and lows of my day. Thank you, Jeff.

  3. Love the young boy’s enthusiasm! LOL — The next Spielberg in the making!

    Leaves on high, fall down — perhaps that’s what makes the highs and lows of Fall so poignant? 🙂

  4. I wish you peace in all your highs and lows Ann. ❤
    Diana xo

  5. I follow Catherine Ryan Hyde and she is always talking about looking up and seeing what is around and I was talking to my power walking partner, a little old lady that lives on my street, several blocks over, and how I’d love to look up, but man, if I do, I just know I’ll trip!! And then, well, I’d end up in your last photo! 🙂

    • Kate, your comment was definitely a high for me, today. I literally laughed out loud when I read it in the hospital cafeteria. Thank you so much!

  6. I am reading this post from by mobile i.e to read it I am looking downward(low) on the phone but your message/post has travelled upward(high) and is now in my head .

    I haven’t been active on the blog world for the past 3 months ( low ) but I have decided to be back to write and read once again So , I have written something for my blog and visited blogs like yours for awesome posts and messages that can be called a high point for my spirit .

  7. Head now adjusted after looking at the ground.

  8. Pingback: Day 634: How lame is that? | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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