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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Matter of Perspective


It just sits there. A log washed up on shore. Impossible to move.


Huge from any angle. Looking more closely I see more character.


Openings. A way through.


Just choose the path.


Look closely. 


Look past the immediate to see the mosaic beyond.

A post written in frustration over a paper I'm working on. Political Science is NOT my thing (and taken only to fulfill a requirement.) 

Little by little. Word by word, or, as Anne Lamott says, Bird by Bird. 

Back to my Word document.

19 comments:

  1. Oh Lorrie, I get it - I do! Sometimes we look so long and hard at something that we don't see the way through, around or past
    I hope you're soon finished with the Poli Sci that is just to fulfill a requirement!

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  2. I see what you see. It's going to be okay. (I always want someone to tell me it's going to be okay so I'm telling you that. I think you know it just as I do.) There's always a way through. That log looks like some old beast...a crocodile or alligator or something.

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  3. you can do it Lorrie..one word at a time..take care

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  4. What creativity in the midst of frustration... such an interesting posting!

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  5. Political Science would be a tough one for me, too. Praying you find His grace proves more than sufficient for you.

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  6. Oh wow!
    I am so with you. Beautiful log. And endless possibilities...

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  7. Petit a petit, Lorrie. the Bretons say this constantly, and life just ambles along here.
    Your log has a face, did you know?

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  8. From the first pic I thought it was a crocodile!

    My sympathy with you - I couldn't do a paper on political science. I'm nodding off even as I write... :) xx

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  9. Neat post. And, you are taking a college course? s.c.a.r.y. Not sure my brain could do that again.

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  10. By now you have likely found a way through...or around...in order to meet all your requirements. Good luck with that one!

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  11. A première vue, je pensais que ce long bout de bois flotté était une baleine ! (mais une petite alors)
    Bon courage pour ton devoir en science politique... ça n'a pas l'air passionnant, mais tu seras immensément soulagée quand tu auras fini !

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  12. love it - amazing what comes up when we're procrastinating, hey? lol!

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  13. Lorrie: Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I find that log very interesting--well worth procrastinating over in my opinion!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. One foot in front of the other and I know you'll be out the other side in two shakes of a lambs tail!
    Love the pix, the log looks like a walrus or seal or some other sea creature to me.
    Hope you have a great (study free) weekend.

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  15. Oh have I ever felt your pain!!!

    I have so enjoyed having this past semester off.

    I know you can do it and am so proud of you for sticking with it!

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  16. This looks like the most wonderful piece of wood! From the photo it looks like drift wood (?) Yes?

    I would love to have it!

    Many greetings to Vancouver
    from the Périgord - Southwest of France.
    Karin

    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments!

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  17. Very good post..... a little deep...but very needed!!! I'm so behind in blog reading.

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  18. I like this post. The first pic I thought looked somewhat like a whale. Then when I got to the last one, I was looking into its eye...

    Glad you're done with your paper!

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  19. God is in the details, alright.

    I'm assuming you've made it through your paper by now and the semester is ending soon, yeah! My son will be graduating with a Political Science degree in less than a month. To each his own, huh?
    Susanne.

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