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Textures of the day


Not that every day isn’t special or that every day comes with its highs and lows but this one was something. The circle of life was never so front and center today, a funeral home in the morning and a delivery room in the evening.

An emotional rollercoaster of sorts. The loss of a nephew and the birth of a grandson. Tears of sadness and joy. I’ll be riding this for a few more days at least till services are over. I’m so thankful that I have something to right the ship in the newest edition to the family. I would never infer that one replaces the other, the timing is just ironic from my perspective.

Textures. Photo by Mike Hartley

Thankfully I have an understanding boss and lots of sick time so I’ve taken a night off. I can feel my body on overload. The mind is also in runaway mode, but it’s a remarkable thing and can bounce back and exceed expectations the next day with a little rest. And that is what I intend to give both of them after this post.

But after that rest tonight, I’m reminded with a greater urgency of the importance of making the best use of tomorrow. So I will start early. We will probably get to see our new grandson for the first time on Facetime. More work on arrangements and communications. But I’m also going to put the top down, and take the cameras out for some fresh images, even if it’s just for an hour. And oh yeah, a few hours cutting grass. That is always a good reminder, of life going on. That grass grows regardless of whether us being here or not.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’ve been spending more time on the roads lately. If driver courtesy and etiquette continue to deteriorate as fast as it is, then don’t be surprised to see the roads with more of a Deathrace theme. Because it’s tempting now to mount a 50 cal to the hood.
  • I had a pit beef and onion rings from The Canopy the other day. I have an urge to return for the same thing again tomorrow. Yeah, I know, easy on the red meat.
  • I haven’t fallen asleep at my computer in a good while. But I just caught myself so I guess it’s time to go.

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.

2 thoughts on “Textures of the day

  1. Congrats on the new grandson!

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