Unsafe Containers

Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?

And why, I ask you, should I be containing emotions? Okay. Maybe violent rage is best kept in check, especially if large-caliber automatic weapons are at hand … but otherwise?


I advocate letting it all hang out. It turns out after we have lived past adolescence and neither parents nor teachers have killed us, excessive emotionalism is not a major issue. Life becomes a restrained business, especially when you are in business. There’s always someone else’s feeling to protect by hiding ours.

Why is that? Let’s get into the mud and get into it. I’d love to see a corporate board (bored?) meeting where everyone is saying what they really feel. Wouldn’t’ you like to be a fly on the wall for that one? Bet you would! It’s the stuff of which high comedy is made.

And here, to speak of rage, in his own inimitable way, is Dylan Thomas.

Do not go gentle into that good night
Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Share Your World – 2014 Week 22

Regarding animals would you prefer not having them around or having domestics pets, farm animals, or seeing them in nature or the zoo?

We do not allow animals in our house. We don’t even like them.

Bishop joins the party 31

Are you a collector of anything?


I don’t collect anything. Nothing. Never. Our home is clean and uncluttered.


If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

 What are the winning numbers for tomorrow’s Power Ball drawing?

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

A brand new house with no stairs and a really GREAT kitchen.


I don’t know why, but I’ve had the hardest time getting a picture of the locks on the canal with which I’m satisfied. I’m not there yet, but the locks are interesting.

Canal Locks

These powerful gears date back to the mid 1800s when the canal was built and they are still in working order today. This is one of two, exactly the same. They usually aren’t in my pictures of this part of the canal because I shoot to either side of them.