Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

What could be good about this Monday?

In difficult times it sometimes helps to think with another part of your brain. While the words get stuck or have become garbled or scattered, imagery is clear and unambiguous.

But the image is not mystery free. Is this creature part of a family? Or just resting near rocks? And what lies over the brow of the hill?

This is a Nebraska bison, resting on the prairie surrounded by wildflowers. Well-fed, at peace, in the land of plenty, the buffalo belongs.

On this Monday, it is good to contemplate this flower-surrounded beast at rest. Powerful but peaceful.

I know the image maker was also such a creature. But he is gone. And so is the other one from Nebraska. Celebrated with yellow flowers, both now at rest -- at peace.

So I must be also. Because I've had the gift another Good Monday, not to be squandered, but treasured.

My topical post today at South by Southwest and The Reaction is about politics.
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Spadoman said...

I get it. Thanks for the photo of Tatanka and the yellow flowers. A gift given to you, but received by us all if we come here, wonderful.

The best of a New Year, every day of it, to you and all you hold dear.

Carol Gee said...

You are quite welcome. I have appreciated your warm support during these past few weeks, my friend. And I am grateful for your wishes for a full 365 days of a good 2009. The same to you and yours.
I read at Round Circle that you will be out and about for the month of January, or so. Please have safe travels and serendipitous experiences. I look forward to reading what you write when you resume.


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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.