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Don’t fence me in

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I was thinking about a number of things when I was editing this string of shots. I glazed right by this one at first for a few others and then on my second pass I kept getting stuck on this image. I find it interesting how my view of what I think might be good changes from one day to the next.

Nothing is really contained.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It spurred thoughts of how we try to fence in nature. It made me think about how I put of fences between my own creative expression. I thought about a fence between neighbors. I thought of fences to protect patrons at baseball games.

Then I remembered the fences in the pictures showing how we are keeping some people now. I see fences between families. And the obvious fence/wall between political parties.

Maybe if we just took them all down except the ones to protect us from the sports we watch might be a thought. Because the more divided we are the more we are going to keep putting up. And one day if you’re not careful you might be behind one of them if you don’t have the right opinions it seems.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Type till the keys fall off.
  • Remembering my father today on his passing many years ago. It might be one of my oldest memories etched in my memory banks.
  • When the pain subsides that has been with you for a period of time there is great joy and elation. Even if you know its temporary.
  • I guess Winter is the punishment I get for enjoying summer days like today as I do.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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