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*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences

Green Gray

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Are you as impressed as me over my deft avoidance yesterday of whining over how we could possibly be in the month of May already? It could be a new me!

Naaaaaah.

I have a tendency to be way too authentic with my online presence. The majority of people’s social media personalities has evolved to look like life is all rainbows and puppies, feet up with a glass of a favored beverage, overflowing with noble opportunities to do good in our worlds.

Who can blame us? No one automatically wants to paint their public portraits showing what they really look like in the moment of walking from the bed upon waking in the morning and seeing the first glimpse of ourselves in the mirror. Aaahhh!

That’s not how we want ourselves to look, so that’s not how we want others to see us. We want to be freshly groomed and all made up before venturing out.

Then why am I so quick to write about many of my stumbles and embarrassments? Maybe I’m too lazy to stop and comb my hair before stepping on the stage. It’s easiest to simply tell it like it is.

Life is filled with a mixture of good and bad. It just feels more worthwhile to share it all. All interesting stories have a conflict to be resolved. It gets darkest just before dawn. If all I wrote about were my triumphs, this blog would develop into a false, hollow representation, and I think that would be boring.

Well, more boring than my creative whining about how fast time flies and how extreme the weather is.

In the last two days, our grass has greened dramatically. Yesterday, we saw the arrival of some gray clouds that added a distinct contrast.

It occurred to me that, in many ways, it was more interesting than a clear sunny day.

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Written by johnwhays

May 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

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  1. So often a clear sunny day is about the relief we feel after stormy times. Suddenly, life appears simple, serene and endlessly eternal. Grasp that moment and let it settle in your heart of hearts and accompany you ‘through the valley of death’ that we meet from time to time. A blue sky is always a blue sky…

    Ian Rowcliffe

    May 9, 2018 at 7:22 am

    • Would that we could summon the clear blue sky to appear at a moments notice when relief is what we seek.

      johnwhays

      May 9, 2018 at 8:19 am

  2. Lovely for certain and the title makes me think of a gothic novel.

    • We are in the very brief pause before the explosion of overgrowth by the always aggressive invasives, don’t ya know.

      johnwhays

      May 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm


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