Thursday, June 24, 2010


06.24.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

It is interesting to watch the crows create their own perch from the stalks of the sea oats. This one showed extra determination in returning to the same shaft a couple of times before finding just the right fulcrum point for balance. Despite the results of this battle - bird - 1 and sea oats - 0, the bend was not easily accomplished. The crow could have easily moved on - after all, there are plenty of perching opportunities, but due to stubbornness, fortitude or other factors, he/she choose to stick with it!

Like so many tasks in life, we make choices about the need to persist versus the need to find other alternatives when our first attempts are not successful. Though much guidance is published in this arena, there is no 'magic bullet' and it really does come down to individuals and the specific situation. What might be more telling, and even more rewarding, is the process and interaction that occurs. How can we value that process more in our worlds? For me, reflection and creating visual images through photography helps to bring 'whole' the product and the process - what about for others? 2nd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL

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