Saturday, September 18, 2010


09.17.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

The geiger tree offers profuse orange flower clusters throughout the year, but they are often 'hidden' amongst the dense leaves. It's always a surprise to discover them and enjoy their contrasting color and texture. After enjoying a short trip around town to shoot some photos, I came home to find no power. Not the same pleasant surprise as the geiger blossoms by any means...especially when the darkness and lack of AC & internet connectivity lasted all night, but it was one of those things...

Coping with unexpected surprises in life gets easier with experience, but it is not something that one thinks about teaching or learning. Like so many life skills, some have an advantage of strong parenting, while others struggle. There has long been conversation about the roles of parents versus the role of educational institutions...overlap? distinct responsibilities? Very little resolution in this debate, but in our current culture, there appears to be more polarization than collaboration. 1st Ave N & 8th St, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I think we have to start teaching for surprises - adaptability to change, having many strategies. Life does not take us on a straight path.