Thursday, May 14, 2009


This is before dinner at around 6:30 and it's raining. When it's raining and shelter is unavailable what do you do? These swans, on this day, preen and perch. Thinking about this made me consider posturing as a viable life tactic. When in doubt strike a pose. Note the swan on the right.

This one was a revelation. I'm facing non-optimal conditions in a few situations, and I'm going to give posturing a shot. It's a completely unemotional reaction. In fact it's not a reaction, it's a choice. And choice is always more powerful than reactive drama.


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