These are brighter times, at least compared to a few months ago. The problem, really, is that it isn’t the same world we went into more than a year ago. What we’ve come out into is better than the worst days, but with harder, sharper edges than times before.

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  1. It is a different world! I can’t believe it has been over a year since I lost my job. It has been 1 year and 3 months since I saw my grandkids other than on FaceTime. Yet, here we are! Beautiful photography! 🙂


    • It’s a strange, hard-angled world, too. Maybe it always was and we didn’t notice. Melanie said it is “thornier” and it feels thorny, like trying to walk through my hedge roses. Fortunately my granddaughter lives just a couple of miles away, so we’ve seen each other, probably MORE than usual because there were very few places she felt safe to go.

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      • I’m glad you have been able to spend some time with your granddaughter. I’ve seen my youngest daughter a few times because she lives here, but we always have a mask and no hugging. She is responsible but she still works and has a couple of friends. We had to stay safe. 🙂


  2. it is such a different world isn’t it – and some way to go in so many parts of it. Thank goodness for getting out and seeing beauty, helps recharge the mind, body and soul.

    Thank you for these lovely squares


    • Even though I posted them to the wrong address! Thank YOU! I think I finally got my computer back in order so for now, at least, everything is working again. I have a lot of pictures for which I haven’t even opened the folders yet. And spring is definitely, finally, absolutely, here.

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  3. I don’t think we come through “fire” (whatever form that fire takes) and aren’t changed. Yeah, things have sharper edges now, we’ve been made aware of our mortality. My generation never thought about that really. I know I felt immortal and untouchable. Now I know I’m not. Sharper edges. Thornier spikes. All the better to keep the world at bay for some of us.

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    • Thornier. Yes, that’s a good way to put it. I suspect most of us — at least those of us who are thinking real thoughts based on actual information are more aware of what’s wrong and what needs fixing, including what in ourselves needs fixing. It’s a new world. I don’t know that it’s a better one, but it’s better than six months ago, so I guess that means “better.”

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  4. yes, and I’m happy for every little bit of beauty, thanks for sharing these

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  5. Beautiful photos, Marilyn.

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