19 January 2013

Look Closely or Else

Just took a rain forest walk
and missed the snake wrapped round
a branch until the guide said to look
closely and see. It struck me that equivalents
happen each day- me walking by and missing
what's there until told to really look, to wake up
and pay attention, my task lest I get bitten.

A Friday Flash 55 for G- Man.
Ugh-my iPad app ate my post! It was up and had comments and disappeared! I'm trying again.

19 comments:

  1. Mary...
    Sound advice My Friend
    I love a story with a moral.
    Loved your allegorical 55
    Thanks for playing, sorry about your comments, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. I like playing. I don't like being at the mercy of blog app as the way to interface with my blog since it doesn't do somethings nearly as well as my computer.

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  2. Sometimes technology also bites us, like it did you. Snake in the app. :-)

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    1. This is new- lose posts that are already up. I've had it happen that it won't post to begin with or it won't comment. Argh!

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  3. i think many of us can relate...but thank goodness for those that help us to keep our eyes open....

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  5. It's not just the snakes we miss if we don't pay attention. Staying alert and present is important for daily living at its fullest. I'm working on that at home!

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  6. True words--and no one, except the very young, ever remembers to look *up* not just around. Or down always either, for that matter. Enjoyed your perceptive 55.

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    1. Yes, this walk was about looking up, so I saw 3 species of rare birds and the snake- good lesson.

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  7. I have spent long periods of my life without a car, and also long periods with one. I am always struck by how little I really notice about my neighborhood, by car, and how intimately I get to know it when I'm walking or biking. o snakes on branches, though!

    Thank you for your several very thoughtful comments at my blog.

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    1. In Italy I get to do a lot of walking so I know what you mean. I so enjoy your writing and especially the saucier stuff makes me want that voice as my alter-ego.

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  8. Absolutely right - and very charming. k.

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  9. oh this is so true...i too often miss to pay attention to the important details on the way.. good when there's someone to remind us...

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    1. Loved ones are important in so many ways.

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  10. Good Grief... I probably wouldn't venture outside if I KNEW all that was surrounding me! :)

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    1. It's so lovely and peaceful that you might even like it!

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