Why should I?

You look for continuities and distractions in life

“Remembering time is circular”

You may find unequivocal contradictions 

     in conspicuous places

Beauty and grace and foolishness

     in niches unexpected.


Do you have to write a dissertation

     to prove a point?

A monumental work for remote

     and strange observations?

You can read your notebooks and 

     miscellaneous papers 

And find your way.


Examining your past may not be

     your common practice

You maybe afraid to see 

     the missed opportunities

Mastery is built on trials and failures

And taking the step to start 

     over again.


photo: last Monday (November 4, 2013).


 photo: 2 years ago (November 17, 2011)


note: Last Monday, November 4, I drove up-valley to capture the Fall colors

but the colors were gone. Last year I missed the opportunity all together.

2 years ago Mrs. Abstract and I went  up-valley on November 17 with our cameras.

The right time is not the same every year.


Books I’m reading: 

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell


Chickens in the Road, An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor

     by Suzanne McMinn