Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetPerspective,
they say,
is everything.

But sometimes,
it’s hard to find.
Don’t you think?

Or, at least,
it’s hard to know
if the one you currently have
is the right one,
or the better one,
or the only one.

Or if, maybe,
you’re actually
the only one
who is seeing things
the way you do right now.

And if what you’re seeing
is slightly


On those days when you find yourself
whether a different perspective
might be healthier,
or smarter,
or less taxing to maintain,

you may tilt your head this way
and that.

You may screw up your nose
and refocus your eyes.

You may stand on your hands,
survey the neighbors,
check your gauges,
consult the sages,
wash your windows,
open the blinds,
and adjust your altitude.

All in pursuit of a better perspective.

you may find it.

But, other times,
you may find
that what’s in front of you
is truly just a
uphill battle.

No matter how you look at it.

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Here’s to having the courage to let grief be grief, and pain be pain, and tired be tired, friends.

And here’s to caring for ourselves – and each other – in the midst of it.



photo credit to Alex Anne Photography.



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  1. Posted September 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Perfect. Totally where I’m at. Makes me appreciate the days when I haven’t had to think and question so hard…and your blog link worked-yea!

  2. Posted August 31, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Elizabeth. And, amen.

  3. Posted August 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful + Powerful. Yes & Yes. Wishing you (and all of us) whatever you need most.

  4. Posted July 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Beth, I so need that reminder myself! Pretty much why I wrote it. xxoo

  5. Beth
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this, I needed to hear it. Sometimes it is easy to pile guilt in top of grief for not having a better perspective. It’s good to be reminded that it’s ok to grieve and also good to remember to take care of ourselves. Love you and treasure your words.

  6. Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Mary Ann. xxoo

  7. Mary Ann Carey
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Powerful words my friend

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