believe it…

or not

this hugh electrical line, with the tree growing over it (as seen in my header), is located behind my next door neighbors backyard.  The electric company was here recently pruning back the trees behind our lots and when they left I realized they hadn’t tackled what appears to be a major problem for this electric line.  Surely it’s not a good thing to have the tree growing over the line, but on the other hand maybe it required more expertise than the tree pruners had.  So I figure if they don’t come back sometime in the next six months I’ll call and see what the electrical company has to say.

Regarding the weather, west central Floridians have had a warm winter this year.  My poor allergy prone dachshund has been besieged by pollen since February.  The good thing about the warmer weather is the lower heating bills and the fact that the humidity is down this time of year and I’ve been able to leave a window open during the day.  And to my delight I’ve heard the birds singing, I believe there must be at least one nest in the live oak tree…I’m hopeful anyway.

Resistance is NEVER futile!!!

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fear…

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Web Results for the word:

fear [feer]

NOUN

1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.

3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone’s safety.

4. reverential awe, especially toward God: the fear of God.

5. something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of: Cancer is a common fear.

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

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Sometimes, I try to remember when it was, exactly, that I first felt fear.  When did the dark fingers of fear first grip my mind, holding it in thrall for all these many years.  When did parents/adults saying, “Don’t do this,” “Don’t do that” morph into fear of doing that very thing.

There was a time when I climbed trees with no fear of height,  when I crawled into my toy box and went to sleep, with no fear of small spaces, when did that change?

Change it did though, until fear became an almost paralyzing force.

And aging has changed it once again, into prudence.  Of course I looked prudence up and found that it quite nicely fits my current attitude regarding fear.  What I fear today has less to do about me and much, much more to do with the state of the country where I live.   I was not blind sided by our current situation, I’ve seen it coming for years.

 But what to do now?

For me, I will begin with the COURAGE to MASTER FEAR and RESIST!

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