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:
- The beautifully observant book I’m reading, written by Charles Gulotta, which observes harrowing medical experiences of people I’m caring about, very deeply.
- 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:
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!).