Monthly Archives: August 2013

Take Shelter

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Beautiful?

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This wisdom was penned by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in her 1878 book Molly Bawn, though the phrase has floated in some form through our literary history since about the third century BC. Truth in the perfectly crafted sentence.

Example: My dad thought his pug dog was beautiful. Sorry, but there’s an ug in pug. (Don’t go all schoolmarm on me—I know it’s u-g-h.)

Glaucous-Winged Gull

Glaucous-Winged Gull

Another example: My brother-in-law refers to seagulls as “winged rats.” True, they’re messy, noisy, and pesky, but I  find them captivating.

The day I took this shot, I must have taken a dozen photos of the raucous Glaucous. Then I tweaked and cropped those photos so I have enough for a gallery show.

Last example: I’ve actually heard snakes called beautiful by some misguided, weird, downright blind people. Believe you me, you won’t find a picture of a snake on this blog!

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If You’re Not All You Want to Be…Yet

If you’re not all you want to be…yet…as this hysterical video says, “Be more dog.”

I love cats, but sometimes they’re not…well…dog enough. So having a dog too rounds out my dog versus cat need.

But what about when I’M not dog enough?

Get up, get going, kick yourself in the pants, reach for those goals, just do it, don’t quit…you’ve heard all that before.

So…

Like I tell my psychotherapy patients, “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

Someone should have told Walter Mitty, “Thinking plus thinking equals nothing.”

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