Blog 1379 – 06.29.2019
Making Our Own Shade
As a fair-skinned boy all of my life, at least this go round, I have spent a lot of time looking for and hanging out in the shade. I love the sun but it keeps me in pink, then in the red, if I am out in its midday glow for very long. Hence my fondness for shady places. The turtle in the hot South Carolina sandy soil pictured above is making his/her own shade.
– Photo courtesy of Photographer, Linda Lee Stokes.
I no longer believe many of the things I once did but I do believe that we at least help create our world and our environment, by our thoughts, words, and deeds.
As the next pictures shows if we think before we speak we will find that little action is required to make our dream world come true, not the nightmare one that so many others and we ourselves have often created by our not so well crafted or well considered thoughts, words, and deeds.
Ole ego even has us misunderstanding shade and darkness that we as much as the plants and other animals need for rest and recreation as much as we need the sun for growth. We can make our own cool, provide our own shade, just like in the title and the first picture, it is in our thinking correctly first that we begin to see the answer to all seeming problems. Did you forget for a moment who you really are, or what is in that big bag of tricks of yours? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has nothing on you. “And if ever a wonderful wiz there was the wizard of Oz is one because, because, because (pause) because of the wonderful things he does” and because he knew Who and Whose he was. So do we, if we just stop and think.
Just like Snoopy In Joe Cool mode.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Keeping cool behind my shades and in the shade, making my own cool,