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Day 1990: Colorful

As colorful as this daily blog may have been since January  2013, I’ve never written a blog post titled “colorful” before this colorful day.  Ready for a colorful definition?

col·or·ful
ˈkələrfəl
adjective
1. having much or varied color; bright.
“a colorful array of fruit”
synonyms: brightly colored, vivid, vibrant, brilliant, radiant, rich;
2. full of interest; lively and exciting.
“a controversial and colorful character”
synonyms: vivid, graphic, lively, animated, dramatic, fascinating, interesting, stimulating, scintillating, evocative
“a colorful account”

Now I have to make sure this post has much or varied color, is bright, brightly colored, vivid, vibrant, brilliant, radiant, rich, full of interest, lively and exciting, graphic, animated, dramatic, fascinating, interesting, stimulating, scintillating, and evocative. That seems like a tall order, especially since I have to leave soon for physical therapy with my colorful physical therapist, Matthew.

Perhaps my colorful photos from yesterday will help.

I couldn’t capture how colorful those fireworks were last night with my iPhone. Yeah, I live in such a colorful place that sometimes we are surprised by colorful fireworks for no apparent or documented reason. 

Sometimes I wish I didn’t live in such colorful times, but  I still have gratitude for all the colors around me.

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Orange is my son’s favorite color and it’s also the official color of the group psychotherapy organization I’m becoming president of on July 1.   What a colorful life I lead!

I almost forgot to include a colorful song.

If you receive a colorful message saying that video is unavailable, try clicking on the “colorful song” link, above.

I look forward to your colorful comments and hope you have a colorful day.

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Day 621: Back to the garden

During the last couple of days, this song has come up on my iPhone, through Spotify, THREE times. Okay, I can take a hint.

(YouTube video found here of Crosby, Stills, and Nash performing “Woodstock” at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.)

As I’ve often blogged/posted/written/said, when we are mindful of one thing, we can see it everywhere.  In this case, when I knew, yesterday, I was going to blog, post, or write about one phrase from that song …

we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden

… I started seeing gardens everywhere.

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IMG_8987 IMG_8989 IMG_8995IMG_9001 IMG_9003 IMG_9008 IMG_9007 IMG_9015 IMG_9017 IMG_9019 IMG_9020 IMG_9021 IMG_9025 IMG_9026 IMG_9027 IMG_9028 IMG_9029 IMG_9031 IMG_9034 IMG_9035 IMG_9037 IMG_9039 IMG_9040 IMG_9043 IMG_9046 IMG_9048 IMG_9053 IMG_9055 IMG_9056  IMG_9059 IMG_9063 IMG_9065 IMG_9066 IMG_9068 IMG_9070  IMG_9084 IMG_9075IMG_9085There are probably other lines I could use, from that song, to riff on the photos I’ve included here. If you know the lyrics of Woodstock by heart, you might be able to do that, too.

For now, though, I’ll just tell you this: those last few photos were taken in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA last night, where we encountered some unexpected fireworks.

I love unexpected fireworks.

Here’s something else I love. This line from Woodstock:

Life is for learning.

Okay!  I’ve gotta stop blogging, posting, writing, whatever, and go out and enjoy the gardens I can find, on this beautiful Saturday.

As usual, once I say “I’m leaving,” I think of something else I want to say. In the therapy biz, we call this “the doorknob statement.” Here’s a doorknob video, for you all:

(YouTube video of Joni Mitchell performing her composition “Woodstock” found here.)

Thanks to Crosby, Still, Nash (and Young, also), to Joni Mitchell, to all the gardens and gardeners I saw yesterday, and to you — of course! — for bringing your stardust here, today.

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