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Getting Perspective

I’ve learned to time things so that I am driving with a beautiful sunset off to the west as I drive home. It calms me. It gives me perspective. I think, “There is a hideous traffic jam in front of me. There are trucks on either side of me. This is a mess and I can’t believe any good will ever come of it. But look at that phenomenal sunset! Look at those clouds. Look at the reflection on the mountains. Look at how it makes the snow sparkle on the mountains.” It puts things in context.

JoAnn Valenti

Sunset adds such perspective . . . if we notice it

Sunset adds such perspective . . . if we notice it

Posted by opreach on August 12, 2013
10 Comments Post a comment
  1. 08/12/2013

    Beautifully said. Nature has a wonderful way of making us hit a reset button and that everything will be ok.

    • 08/12/2013

      Isn’t it the truth, though. We just have to be awake to it. Have a great day!

  2. 08/12/2013

    so very true

  3. 08/12/2013

    When I lived in a city prone to traffic jams, I kept a bubble maker in the car. In addition to my being able to delight in the iradescent orbs, I thoroughly enjoyed watching human nature at work in the passengers of nearby cars – kids’ delight; some adults’ humor; some adults’ intentional non-engagement; and some adults checking out my mental sanity!

    • 08/12/2013

      Sounds like a fun way to stay sane and make others laugh. Take good care, Mary Kay!

  4. 08/14/2013

    The photo reminds me of a modern comic illustration – great perspective. I love how, in this photo with it’s low horizon, nature really does put the man made bridge in perspective – to me anyway! Much like as described in the quote!! Really an excellent photo!

  5. 08/15/2013

    One day, I hope to meet the artist who paints the universe so perfectly!

    • 08/15/2013

      I’m looking forward to meeting God, too! But not quite yet. 😉 Thank you, Mary!


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