Pix 11.25.10

Like probably most of us, there are a few things in my life I wish were going better. The other day I was doing a yoga class and the teacher was making us hold a pose I wasn’t very comfortable in. I found myself wishing I could stop even though I knew it was not a physical imperative (like maybe I was going to ruin a hamstring or something). Out of the blue came this thought: one day (hopefully later than sooner) I may be sick and paralyzed in a hospital bed, and I’ll look back to a moment like this yoga class and think, “Oh how I wish I could be uncomfortable for a few moments like that, and when I stop, I’ll stand up, grab my bag, and skip out the door to the rest of my life.” Suddenly doing that yoga pose felt like being set free. It felt so good. I just needed to see it from a different angle. So, today I’m going to lump all my stuff together, the good and the not so good, give it a good swirl, and be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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Pix 11.23.10

There are still places in La Mesa to hitch your horse while you shop for supplies…

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Pix 11.22.10

After a few days of rain, circles of sunlight pierce through the foliage outside and make a pretty tableau on my living room wall.

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Pix 11.19.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of my favorite corners in La Mesa.

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Pix 11.18.10

A few of La Mesa’s belfries, domes, and crosses.

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Pix 11.17.10

Walking is the best way to really notice the details of a neighborhood. If you were driving on this street you would never notice the wild animals hidden in the bushes.

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Pix 11.16.10

Sometimes in La Mesa (if you have a stretchy imagination like I do) you could believe you are somewhere else entirely.

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