Day 654: Observed

In yesterday morning’s blog post, I observed lots and lots of number 9’s.

As I walked to work, I observed another one:


I also observed it was unseasonably warm for a mid-October day. When I got to work, I observed:

  • somebody working on interpersonal challenges:


  • and a therapy group discussing the experience of self-consciousness — the awareness of being observed by others.  People in the group observed that self-consciousness did not have to be negative;  it might include helpful self-awareness.

I’ve observed that I’ve been feeling self-conscious and off-balance, lately. I’m observing, now,  that this might be connected to the following:


  • In approximately 9 days, I will be observed by many new people, as I give a presentation about the therapy groups I facilitate at a hospital-based doctors’ practice.
  • There have been many times, in my own medical experiences, where I have been observed, very closely, by lots of people, in a way I could not control.

However, I CAN control what’s observed here, in the rest of this post.

Here’s what I observed, yesterday, through my ears (and my earphones), as I walked away from work, through a warm afternoon:

(“Afternoon” by the Pat Metheny Group, from the album Speaking of Now,” observed here on YouTube.)

Here’s what I observed, through my eyes (and my iPhone), as I made my way home:

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Is there anything you’ve observed you choose to express here?

Many thanks to Charles Gulotta, to those he loves, to the Pat Metheny Group, and to all who observe and are observed (including you, of course!).

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19 thoughts on “Day 654: Observed

  1. I observe that you still photograph what’s left of your backyard tree, Ann. Do you miss what’s gone or respect what remains?

    I observe that your walk home through the warmth is a mid-October bonus to relish.

    I observe that you can control any apprehensions that may be gathering for that presentation at a doctor’s practice approaching nine days out. You’ve got the subject down cold, you know?

  2. Good luck on your presentation Ann! I know you’ll be wonderful!

  3. Ann, I really love that one photo with the face of the man in the window being overpowered by the reflection of the city!
    Diana xo

  4. I share your love of Charles Gulotta’s writing. I will miss his blogs.

    • Me, too, Ronnie, for sure. I’m glad you’re still blogging (coincidentally, I was commenting on your latest post while you were commenting here).

  5. Love the reflection in the window (Real Change) with the face and the buildings. I have been looking at brilliant paintings in an exhibition with some by Clive Head which are all about reflections. Like the tram wires against the sky too.

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