Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cloudy magnificence

The day may be overcast and grey but it is still magnificent. This morning on my beach walk, I saw a mated pair of bald eagles. They visit the beach occasionally, but live in the woods near the marine laboratory where I worked. I am glad to see them because they are spectacular.

A group of fellows I know are going to get together in a regular basis to have an "unofficial" Al-Anon meeting. That will allow us to read and discuss non- conference approved literature. The idea started when we took a meeting to a friend's house recently. We enjoyed it so much that the idea of continuing seemed good. My schedule is pretty full, but I am open to fitting this in.

Dave told me that I would be busier than ever when I left my career job. His words were prophetic. I try to keep everything in balance so that I don't stay on the run. Home, boat and Al-Anon are my main foci. I am going to see what a part-time job does to the balancing act of keeping those priorities.

I hope that you are having a magnificent day wherever you are. Maybe there is one thing that you see or one person you meet who will make the difference. Sometimes they appear in the most unlikely of places.



29 comments:

  1. keep everything is balance is a great thing.I'm glad you can do that,some times life gets in the way of balance.

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    1. It sure does, Mike. Luckily, that hasn't happened too much lately.

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  2. Your beach looks so much like Dog Island.
    Funny. I used the word "magnificent" just now in my post. Strange.

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    1. I saw that you used that word. Dog Island and Morris Island are special places.

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  3. How lucky can one person get? I can't imagine the thrill it must be to see a mated pair of bald eagles. I saw one eagle when I was in alaska and was overwhelmed.

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    1. I am. Somedays I just pinch myself.

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  5. Hey Syd. I don't stop by to visit your writings as often as I should. I must correct this.
    But here, the one time I stop in and you mention me. We both know I was right; not from any wisdom but just my experience. LOL

    Take care, my friend.

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    1. Yes, I listened to you and think of you every time I take on some more work or another task that I'm asked to do.

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  6. it was a great day...and hope you can keep that balance, but worse case scenario you drop it right?

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  7. Syd I find that intelligent and thoughtful conversation is essential -- and a pleasure. I hope those informal meetings go well.

    And balance sounds good, priorities all in place --

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    1. I hope so too, Mary. I will see how it all goes. If I can make them, I will.

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  8. funny how things manage to fill 'empty' hours without too much prompting from our side... and thank you for your closing words, meaningful and true.

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  9. Ma macita flew off for a week. I am in silence most of the day except when the dogs bark...I ask them to be quiet.

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    1. Ahhh--love that quiet and solitude.

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  10. The pic with the driftwood is breathtaking. Eagles, beaches, time and occupation. This makes life very good.

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  11. I just returned from a trip to the lowcountry and it was beautiful. You honor it with your lovely descriptions of life there and your beautiful photography. thanks

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    1. So glad that you enjoyed the Lowcountry. It is most beautiful in October and November.

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  12. I have missed you, Syd. I finally got a moment to stop over and check and see what you have been up to. I think of you often.

    Love always,

    SB

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    1. I saw an eagle hovering over the beach in Goa. At least it was a giant white-headed bird that was able to hover seemingly without flapping its wings at all... I was wondering what it was looking for...

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    2. Gleds, eagles eat all kinds of things from carrion to fresh kill. They are still beautiful to see in the wild.

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    3. SB, I have missed you too. Good to have you back.

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  13. Love to see things from your vantage point and painted in black and white. That unofficial meeting sounds neat.

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    1. Kelly, I like the black and white photography too. It is really my favorite.

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