SITTING OUTSIDE ON OUR DECK late in the afternoon I heard the neighbor girl + her friends playing on the neighbor’s deck. The girls were all around age 5 and they were chanting:
“No bad stuff… No Bad Stuff… NO. BAD. STUFF.”
They were loud. They were serious. They were coloring.
I started laughing to myself because they reminded me of a boss I worked for years ago. This boss, a woman, would breeze into my office and say: “tell me the good stuff, only the good stuff.”
Let’s say she was singleminded in her pursuit of
demanding creating a positive workplace. For her idealism I admired her. HOWEVER one does have to occasionally face reality and deal with complex, not-so-happy issues which, it’ll come as no surprise to you, this boss had difficulty doing.
Can you imagine? 🙄
THE FOREGOING IS MY STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS way of getting to what I think you, my little pudding cups, might find of interest.
Last April I decided to take a monthly photo late in the month of the same scene. It shows part of our backyard [+ a little of the neighbor’s backyard]. I’ve no story to go with the photos, no particular reason why I started taking the photos.
I just did.
And now, as an homage to the determined little girls and my positivity-crazed former boss, I’ll end this post with four months of photos of our backyard in which you can see that things change, but remain the same.
From my point of view there’s no bad stuff in these photos, only good stuff. I say this because nature does what nature does. N’est-ce pas? And it’s up to us to take note, then do our best to adapt to what is.
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