Friday, April 16, 2010

Another beautiful day

As I drove into work this morning, I stopped a couple of time to photograph the scenery that makes the place I live so beautiful. I've included several of these so that you can get a taste of the place that I call home. 

It is another beautiful day.  I am spending lunch with a new sponsee.  He is a double winner so I agreed to be his temporary sponsor.  I am glad that he has 12 years of sobriety, attends AA regularly, and has an AA sponsor. That lets me know that he is serious about recovery and is likely to be willing to do Al-Anon work.

This afternoon we will head to the boat for the weekend. We want to watch the Blue Angels perform over the Harbor so it may be a weekend that we stay at the marina or perhaps leave to go to the island.  I like the spontaneity of just going with the flow and not having a set schedule.

The rigidity that I used to have has given way to simply drifting with the moment.  I used to be have rigidity because it enabled me to have some modicum of control in an unmanageable life.  It seemed that the only thing holding me together was a schedule. I still show up for commitments such as work and meetings, but my free time is just that--free.

I hope that you enjoy your Friday.

The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago.~ Dorothea Brande

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.~ Germaine Greer


  1. The pictures show the variety of beautiful things that you are blessed to see every day.

  2. It's always the mystery of what's next that keeps us childlike.

    Enjoy, you're blessed


  3. Your weekend sounds great. I love the free that "free time" can bring. I used to wake up and hit the floor with an over scheduled list of what "I" wanted us to do on weekends. Now there may be one or two things planned but the rest unfolds as it should. What a blessing. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

  4. Your weekend sounds great. Fun on the water with the Blue Angels overhead! Wow!! Enjoy!!!

  5. The second picture is breathtaking for me! It reminds very much of the quiet shores of new england just before daylight hits the water.

    Yes new blog name, glad you came by. ENJOY your weekend and good for you for going with the flow!!

  6. very lovely pictures, thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven

  7. Mr. Syd - where you live is so beautiful I can barely stand it. WOW. It suits you well. Enjoy every bit of nature's generous gifts!

  8. It really is beautiful there where you live. :)

    I enjoyed the pictures a lot. :)

    You should have a peaceful and well rested weekend :)

  9. I am sure you will have a fabulous weekend. How could you not in such beautiful surroundings? Love the pictures.


  10. I always enjoy your pictures Syd.

    I love those blue angels too! I like to watch. I might even want to ride but I would never want to be the pilot!

    I used to want to sky dive until a boy I knew made arrangements to actually take me sky diving. That"s when the heart pounding fear gripped me! I backed out and realized that there can be a big difference between what I like to think about and what I can actually do!

  11. Nice. New Layout is nice too.

  12. ! Gorgeous !
    yes and very nice to have the ability to break free of restricted or entrenched thinking. very liberating :) I am a creature of habit so avoiding habitual thinking is a never ending task :)

  13. I like spontaneity too. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

  14. I like the photos Syd. Sounds like a nice weekend you have planned. Maybe you will take plenty of marmalade with you as well, just watch out if you are eating it when the blue Arrows whoooosh past.
    Take care

  15. what beautiful photos... my wife and I will come visit your neck of the woods someday, she wants to get to the coast and I want to enjoy it with her...

    thanks for sharing Syd!

  16. i looove the second photo you took!

    as for rigidity, that's is exactly why i do/did that too... to 'pretend' i'm in control...

  17. Thank you for the beautiful images of your world!

  18. Before Alanon, I would never have even stopped to take a picture, much less look at the wonder of spring. Today I stop and just *be*. The pictures are just magnificent.


  19. Beautiful images -- here's to spontaneity!

  20. Lately, I've had to work at being open and spontaneous. I need to work harder.

    Blessings and aloha...

  21. Thanks for the pictures, Syd. I really enjoyed them. I miss Low Country so much.




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