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Day 886: Positive and Negative

Yesterday, like any other day, contained the positive and the negative.

First, I went to a conference on medical care innovation,  at a Boston hotel, where people talked about both. Then, I went to the hospital where I work, to facilitate a therapy group.

Here are some of the positive and negative topics we discussed at that evening therapy  group:

As you can see, we talked a lot about the balance of positive and negative. We discussed yin  and yang and how you can’t have one without the other. Here’s something positive and negative I drew, about that:

Here are some more negative and positive photos I took yesterday, during my positive and negative day:



Do some of those images seem more positive or negative to you?

When I got home last night, our negative and positive  cats — Harley and Oscar — further demonstrated this concept of positive and negative. Oscar is surprisingly positive about the vacuum cleaner …

… and Harley is negative about it.

My 17-year-old son, Aaron, is neither negative nor positive about the vacuum cleaner, but he is positive he loves the negative and positive singer/songwriter Tom Waits. I’m positive about that,  because Aaron came home last night from a positive banquet celebrating his successful one-act play, dressed as Tom Waits:

I’m positive that’s a fake cigarette Aaron is holding. He would never do anything negative, like smoking.

I’m also positive that I want to post two videos of Tom Waits singing his negative/positive song — “God’s Away on Business” — for this positive/negative post.

Which version do you think is more positive or negative — the live one with Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet or the one which a positive genius created with clips of the Cookie Monster?

Please leave any positive and/or negative thoughts you choose in a comment; I promise I will have only positive things to say, in return.

Positive/negative gratitude to everybody I encountered yesterday, including those attending the innovation in primary care conference, people in last night’s therapy group, my friend Jan (who was holding the colorful cell phone), my boyfriend Michael (who was holding the vacuum cleaner), Oscar, Harley, Aaron, and Tom Waits. And special thanks to you, for making this post part of your positive/negative day.

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