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Day 2445: Hard to describe

It’s hard to describe

  • what’s going on in the world,
  • what’s going on inside,
  • values,
  • moods,
  • feelings,
  • body experiences,
  • what you’re thinking,
  • what other people are thinking,
  • what’s important,
  • love,
  • hope,
  • grief,
  • conflict,
  • connection,
  • anxiety,
  • depression,
  • stress,
  • problems,
  • solutions,
  • the past,
  • the future,
  • the present, and
  • many other things.

And yet, I try to describe what’s hard to describe here, every day, with words and pictures.

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It’s hard to describe how much it helps me to

  • blog,
  • eat healthy meals prepared with love, and
  • look for what’s beautiful in the world.

Here‘s “How Hard to Describe What I Am” by 13th-century Persian poet Rumi:

What’s hard to describe, for you?  I hope you describe it in a comment, below.

The depths of my gratitude for all who help me create these posts and all who read them (including you) may be hard to describe, but here goes:

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Day 2410: Tell me what you see.

Tell me if you see that three days ago I published a post titled “Tell Me About It” (which is the first time I’ve used “Tell me …” in a blog post title).  Tell me what you see in that.

Tell me what you see in my photos from yesterday (presented so you can see them chronologically).

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Tell me what you see in this Beatles song:

 

Tell me what you see in this cover of “Tell Me What You See.”

Every day, my G.O.A.L …

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… is to Get Out And Look, because there’s so much to see!

Tell me if you see gratitude here to all who help me create these posts and — of course! — to YOU.

 

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Day 2109: Breaking

Breaking: I keep getting emails and seeing headlines that start out with “Breaking”.

What’s breaking out there? Is it news? Norms? Records? Hearts? Rules? Wills? Wind?  Spirits? Words? Bread? Bones? Bad? Dreams? Fevers? Expectations? Bonds? Barriers? The bank?  Ranks?  Connections? Contact? Contracts? Legs? Eggs? Promises? The dawn? Silence?

What’s breaking for you?

Breaking: Here are some photos, which I’ve been taking without breaking a sweat.

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I was breaking into a smile while taking one of those pictures,  while other things were breaking.

Here‘s how things were Breakin’ in 1984:

 

I’ll be breaking my you-know-what trying to get to Physical Therapy, work, and medical appointments on time today.

 

Breaking: I’m grateful to all those who helped  me create this breaking blog post and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1941: Threads

Three days ago, I facilitated a retreat for the board of directors of a professional group psychotherapy association. During that retreat, I invited people to identify “threads,” defined as the important issues that

  • run through the history of the association,
  • keep coming up during retreats and other discussions about the association, and
  • connect people to the association.

As I was thinking about threads in preparation for that retreat, I noticed threads everywhere, including on this pair of gloves.

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Here are some threads from the retreat:

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At the end of the retreat, everybody there had taken ownership of some threads that were important to them. The threads I chose  included resolving conflict and making the organization more accessible to current and future members.  As I become President of the organization on July 1, I hope to help people develop  the threads that are important to them and weave them together into a strong and healthy tapestry.

Today, I’m thinking about the threads that run through this blog. Five of the strongest threads are love, group work,  hearts, food, and cats.

Another thread is photography.

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Another strong thread in this blog is music, but I need to leave now to get to physical therapy on time.  Perhaps I’ll add that thread later.

What threads are important to you?

Gratitude is another strong thread in this blog, so …

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Day 1716: You’re doing the best you can

Has anybody ever told you “You’re doing the best you can”?  What’s your best reaction to that?

Yesterday, I found this prescription on my desk:

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I’ve written that prescription for many people over the years. Yesterday, reading that helped me, as I was in the middle of trying to solve complicated billing problems at work.

Was I doing the best I could when I took these other photos?

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Michael’s doing the best he can to cook delicious meals and I’m doing the best I can to eat them outside while the weather is still nice. Oscar’s doing the best he can, too.

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As usual, I’m dong the best I can to find a good enough YouTube video for today’s post.

Also, I’m doing the best I can to thank people at the end of each post, including YOU.

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Is that the best thank you for today’s post?  How about this?

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