IN THE MORNING

Why do I get up in the morning? I don’t go to work, at least nothing for which I get paid. I rarely have an early appointment because I hate having to rush in the morning.

It’s the dogs.

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They need water. They need a biscuit. They need a pat on the head. They need a person to remind them what their jobs are … which in a nutshell is “being cute.”

Okay, there are a few other reasons. I want coffee. My back has fused during the night. If I don’t move soon, I’ll need the Jaws Of Life to extract me from bed.

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And then, there’s Serendipity. I want to see what’s going on, who’s on, who’s saying what about which thing. I spend too much time on the computer, but it’s my connection to a larger world. If it weren’t for the Internet, it would be like it was 100 years ago. I’d be a shut-in with virtually no contact outside these walls — a depressing thought.

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Finally, I get up because I like being alive and staying in bed represents surrender. To me. It may mean something different to you, but I think if I stop getting up, soon thereafter I’ll stop being alive.

WHICH WAY ON GRASS, WATER AND BRIDGE

CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE 2015 WEEK #35

Which way on the water and which way on land? This week, it’s the river, the bridge, the road, the green grass of the town Common.

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Which Way Green River Bridge

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FROM THE BACK: PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE

A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: FROM THE BACK

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR MORE PHOTOS WHERE THE SUBJECT IS SHOWN FROM THE BACK.

I shoot so much from the back that friends have finally stopped asking me why I do it. That probably proves something, but I’m not sure what.