Still Learning To See

Balance

jrs-06464Balance is the key word of my week. To balance the stunning sub-zero weather with coming inside to a bowl of hot soup; to balance the privileged plenty of my life with helping those who have far less; to cry watching the video clips of Michelle Obama and Meryl Streep after boiling with anger at the lineup of this week’s Congressional hearings; and, after too much time in front of a screen, to look around and outside to see some of the immense beauty that also surrounds me.

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The balance will shift in the next four years, as is already so painfully clear, but I will continue to find a balance point based on all of reality. And I’ll do whatever I am able to counter those poised to knock off-balance so much of humanity and life on the planet.

Life is—and has always been—about balance, President-elect Trump, whether you believe that to be true or not. In the end life will find a new balance that includes all you [and I] are doing even after we are long gone.

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This entry was published on January 9, 2017 at 11:45 am. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Vermont and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Balance

  1. Wonderful, John–I sent the Streep video to my children, who had already seen it and (like you and me) were brought to tears. Your “balance” is a key idea as to how we’re to keep our sanity in the next four years–this is a marathon, not a sprint, so need to be sure to step outside and let nature restore balance, as she always does.

    Many thanks–the images you’ve chosen are wonderful–

  2. Deborah Leu on said:

    Beautiful flora with words that remind me to see the larger perspective even as I look at the detail.

  3. Beautiful insights. t

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