November 26-B, 2022

Seeking White Water 09/24/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — New River Gorge National Park, Fayetteville, West Virginia
Photography is a life-long lesson
in waiting for the time to be right--
and knowing when it is.

Timing is everything.
All the time.
Everywhere.

The Times, They Are A-Changing.
Constantly.
Even when it's the same old same old
wherever we look.

It takes a lot of looking
to be able to see.
Too many people quit looking
too soon.

Nothing ever changes with them,
unaware, as they are,
of the nuances and subtleties.

They never catch up to,
what's what?
Much less to,
what's now?
And never to,
what's next?

Jesus turned everything upside down,
as did the Buddha,
as do the Seers of every age,
and no one noticed,
knew,
or cared.

Noticing,
knowing
and caring
carry the day,
everyday.

Mindful attention to the moment
in each situation as it arises
shifts the earth in its orbit,
and the stars in theirs.

Mind what you pay attention to,
and how you go,
moment to moment,
day by day--
and do what is called for
as the occasion requires.

And be amazed by the ride
through the rest of time.

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Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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