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Day 3026: Question and Answer

“Question and Answer” is one of my favorite tunes by Pat Metheny.

One question I have when I watch that video is “Why did Michael Brecker, the wonderful sax player, have to die so young?” but I know there is no answer to that.

Yesterday my son Aaron and I were discussing hallucinogens like LSD and I asked the question, “Should I finally try those, especially because they have so profoundly affected some people I love?”

Because doctors recommend that I neither drink alcohol nor ride a moped these days, I’m thinking the answer is “no.”

If your question is “When is Ann going to share her latest images?” the answer is “now.”

Feel free to share any question or answer in the comments section, below.

No matter what the question, my answer is gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create these daily posts, including YOU.

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Day 3025: What’s a random good piece of advice?

On random Twitter, random good people ask “What‘s a random good piece of advice?”

Here are some random good answers:

Do you see random good pieces of advice in my other images for today?

This comes up when I search YouTube for “What’s a random good piece of advice?”

What’s a random good piece of advice you might leave in the comments section below?

Finally, here’s one more random good piece of advice: express gratitude whenever you authentically can.

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Day 3022: Cute

Yesterday I wrote about word choices. Today my word choice is cute.

My nice and cute guy, Michael, actually said the word “cute” when I showed him one of those images. Can you guess which one?

Yesterday I had a cute idea of how I might spend my May 8 – 23 vacation from work. Instead of spending the whole time in our cute home by the sea, I thought it might be cute to do “The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally” World Tour. That is, I could visit some of my cute readers, staying in cute hotels, and eating in cute restaurants. If you want me to visit you, leave a cute and convincing comment below.

Here’s “Cute” by Neal Hefti:

Thanks to all who help me blog every day (no matter how cute I’m feeling) including YOU!

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Day 3018: Why is it so difficult for people to stay in the moment?

Whenever I invite people to stay in the moment, rather than thinking about the future or the past, I acknowledge how difficult that is to do. Every moment, people agree with me. It’s difficult to stay in the moment — the human mind wants to go into the past and/or the future.

In this moment, it occurs to me to ask the question: Why is it so difficult for people to stay in the moment? When people do stay in the moment — experience the present with all their senses — they appreciate the break from regrets about the past and worries about the future. And yet it remains so difficult to stay in the moment.

Because I can’t answer the question I posed in the moment, I just tweeted this:

Before I finish this post, I’ll check back on Twitter to see if I have any answers.

In the meantime, notice the focus on the future and the past in these other images I am sharing in the moment.

In the moment, I think the Daily Bitch is inviting us to stay in the moment.

There are no answers to my question on Twitter, so I’ll see if there are answers on YouTube to “Why is it so difficult for people to stay in the moment?”

Here is Eckhart Tolle with “Accepting the Present Moment not the Life Situation!”

As usual, it’s difficult for me to stay in the moment as I’m reminiscing about my son’s past YouTube “Louie Louie” creation

… and wondering if I will find any videos of Jackie Chan dancing:

Still no answers on Twitter in the moment, so I’ll ask you: Why is it so difficult for people to stay in the moment?

It’s not difficult for me to stay in the moment with gratitude, so thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU.

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Day 3015: 4-3-21

Today is countdown day in the United States: 4-3-21.

What are you counting down to? While my mind counts down into the future with how things could be different or better, I’m trying to stay in the moment with acceptance and awareness.

4-3-21 …..PHOTOS!

4-3-21 ….TWEETS!

4-3-21 … MUSIC! (“Countdown” by Beyoncé)

4-3-21 … COMMENTS! (see below)

4-3-21 … GRATITUDE!

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Day 3013: Signs of Spring

Do you see signs of spring in these images that are springing out of my iPhone onto your screen?

Poets are a sign of spring, because April is National Poetry Month in the USA.

From now on, the amazing 1967 French musical The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) starring George Chakiris, Catherine Deneuve, her sister Françoise Dorléac, and GENE KELLY, directed by Jacques Demy, with music by Michel Legrand, is going to be a sign of spring for me, because I first discovered it in the spring of 2021.

Here’s the opening of The Young Girls of Rochefort:

Here are the sisters:

Gene Kelly always has a spring in his step, here and everywhere else:

If you make a comment, below, that will be another wonderful sign of spring for me.

I am always grateful for signs of spring and for all who help me create these daily posts, including YOU.

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Day 3012: Time and tide

A long time ago, a wise man said this:

I thought of that quote yesterday when I wanted to inspect some new graffiti on a tower structure near where we live, but was stymied by high tide. While time and tide wait for no man, this woman waited for the time where she could explore and find what she was looking for.

No need to wait for me to share my images from yesterday, including the ones I snapped during high tide.

I thought I had spotted a heart on that tower and waited until tide and time allowed me to explore.

Time (and perhaps man) has changed a “TRUMP” and added a big heart to that tower.

Here are the other images I captured during the time of lower tide:

I don’t know what the tide was like during the times I captured the rest of these images because I was indoors at the time.

Time and tide wait for no man and Harley can’t wait for his breakfast.

Here‘s Basia with “Time and Tide.”

Time and tide wait for no man but I wait patiently for your comments.

Now it’s time for me to thank all who help me create these daily posts, including YOU.

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Day 3009: Incredible life moments

It’s incredible how many incredible life moments I’ve been able to share and experience here.

Over the years, there have been so many incredible life moments where the incredible support of my blogging community has nourished and sustained me.

Here are some incredible life moments from yesterday:

Some of my incredible life moments yesterday included:

  • getting our taxes done early,
  • dreading the moment of e-filing because of the way the IRS rejected our return last year because someone in the social security office had made the incredible mistake in the past of entering Michael’s birthday incorrectly, which was a bitch to correct during a pandemic, which I won’t take any more incredible life moments to describe,
  • talking myself out of my fear of another IRS rejection by reminding myself that the birthday problem had been solved,
  • hitting the e-file button,
  • the IRS incredibly rejecting my e-file twice, claiming that the 2019 Adjusted Gross Income I entered didn’t match their records, even though it DID,
  • listening to incredibly annoying music and recorded people babbling on hold for many incredible life moments, waiting to talk to an H&R Block customer service person,
  • listening to incredibly annoying babbling thoughts in my head about how the customer service person would not be able to help me and I’d have to mail in our return just like last year and our refunds would be months late again and why do these things always happen to me blah blah blah,
  • reaching an incredibly helpful and empathic customer service person who suggested we try a non-intuitive (to me) workaround solution,
  • asking the customer service person to stay on the line with me as I tried to e-file for the third time, and
  • SUCCESS!

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “incredible life moments”:

It would be an incredible life moment if you left a comment, below.

I am grateful for every incredible life moment, including this one I’m sharing now with you.

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Day 3006: The secret

What is the secret of

  • success?
  • happiness?
  • peace of mind?
  • peace on earth?
  • the past?
  • the future?
  • the present moment?
  • life?
  • this post?

The secret, for me, includes a good-enough night’s sleep.

Is there a secret in any of my other images today?

There is at least one secret in those photos. After years of living here and trying many times, I cannot figure out how to get to this intriguing location:

I have faith that the secret will be revealed some day, just not yet.

Here’s what comes up on YouTube when I search for “the secret”:

What do you think is the best song with “secret” in the title? Here’s “My Secret Place” by Joni Mitchell (with Peter Gabriel):

Feel free to share any secret in the comments section, below.

One secret to life is finding gratitude, every day.

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Day 3005: Too close for comfort

For over a year, many things have felt too close for comfort. That’s why we need to focus on comforting ourselves and others.

Is anything too close for comfort in today’s images?

I’ve never gotten too close to comforting myself with alcohol, but I know a lot of people who have.

Here’s “Too Close for Comfort” by Johnnie Taylor …

“Too Close for Comfort” by McFly …

… and “Too Close for Comfort” by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band:

The end of this post is too close for comfort, so thanks to all who help me blog daily, including YOU!

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