just phyllis

just phyllis
Small Town, Indiana, USA
November 13
Blogging with PTSD --------------- "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia _____________________________________ All works ©Phyllis45, the author of this blog. _____________________________________ Also posting at Our Salon http://oursalon.ning.com/ http://oursalon.ning.com/profile/Phyllis


JANUARY 18, 2013 10:38PM

Pictures of Sunsets

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I'm not feeling like writing these days. I have nothing to write about but myself, and I am finding myself a subject lacking in allure. Everything is going fine, but I am having trouble mustering enthusiasm for anything but exercise. I still haven't made that damn purse.

So, here are some pictures of sunsets and some of my thoughts as I look at the pictures. They do speak to me, and they show me what life could and should be. I just wish someone could show me how to get there. Or at least go along for the ride. I don't feel strong enough or brave enough to venture out all by myself these days.

This one is from Wednesday. It was such a thing to watch. A beautiful sunset in the west, and a sky covered by ominous clouds in the east which traveled west and blotted out the sunset before it was done. Thursday morning's drive to work, though, was done under clear, starlit skies. I guess the clouds were just passing through.



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So is someone in a romantic mood? R
A striking photograph.....a simple sunset, something to love.
Thoth, I don't know what you mean by romantic. I feel lonely and am waxing a bit poetic. Does that count?

Marty'sHusband, they are lovely. Thank you.
Your pictures are all fantastic. Isn't it mind-boggling how you could take endless pictures of nothing but the sky and each one would be unique and have its own story.

In your first one (on OurSalon) the sky looks like crumpled cellophane. There's something about the one here I especially like though because of the RR crossing and your line "I guess the clouds were just passing through."
And if it's any consolation, I know exactly how you feel.
Margaret, I think too many people know how I feel. That's another thing I don't understand about life- so many of us want a friend and we can't find it in our self to be vulnerable enough to have one. I, in the past, have been that person that glommed onto anyone that dared to befriend me. I don't do that any more, counseling helps, but I've also realized that it's not the thing to do. So here I sit on a Saturday morning disappointing Puff because I haven't gotten up to feed her yet. Guess I'll go make her happy.
Beautiful colors. Looks like you are on the plains. Our sunsets aren't as dramatic here. Too many mountains. I have those dry spells with writing too. R
Oh my goodness! Lovely photo and interesting thoughts...... ;-)

Re your comment to Margaret: Perhaps you forgot that friends come in all sizes? By that I mean that there are friends of different duration. Sometimes a friendship is just for the length of time it took you to smile at them or them at you. Sometimes one is for a lifetime. Most have their own life span.

Do you feel bad that a friendship of yesterday is not still the same today? Don't. It had its proper life and came to a natural end. It is good for this to happen for if one tries to keep that natural end from happening, one ends up with something other than friendship.

Smile, relax, enjoy your ability to bask in the friendships that come your way and that you can offer to others. The joy and pleasure you get and give by friendship is not dependent upon how long it lasts but upon how it speaks to your soul.

So go ahead and "glom onto"any friendship that comes your way; just be ready to let it go as quickly and cheerfully when it has lived its life.

Best to you, my friend.......

An Old Orange Cat.


sunsets give me hope that there might be a better tomorrow.
I think our moods can be affected by what we allow ourselves to see. Sunsets are beautiful, but they can make me a little melancholy. Bask in some sunshine today.
Gerald, flat land Indiana. Mountains have their own beauty, though. I've been through both of our ranges and while the Rocky's are wild and dramatic, the Smokey's are beautiful in their trees and colors.

Sky, I hadn't considered passing friendliness to be a friendship, I always saw it as being friendly. Then there are acquaintances, which is where I feel most of my relationships fall, and then friends, family, and lovers all on equal standing. I'm debating if family falls in there for me, but I think it does for the family that I am friends with. I see that last group as people that actually want to spend time with you outside of work. I like your thoughts on friendship, though. It spoke to me. I will ponder it and see.

Linda, sunsets soothe the spirit. Hugs to you, too.
jl, I basked yesterday, too. Maybe this is all a lack of vitamin D. Today is supposed to be nice. I'll be basking!

I too don't consider friendliness to be friendship. Yet there are those wonderful moments when a smile is given or reciprocated that are somehow different from mere friendliness - when, for that brief instant a connection is made between two people that leaves both feeling a bit warmer in their hearts.

No, I was speaking only of friendship. Not of acquaintances, or family, or work associations. Just plain ol' friendship for no reason at all except that it feels good.
Just don't let the sun go down on you...if you can that is...
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I love the Train sign profile. I am so glad that OS is working. I have not been able to get in at all for months.
Sky, I do like those brief moments. They get me through the day, sometimes.

Algis, doing my best. (¯`v´¯)
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Snarky! I've missed you! How's the winter?
It's a great pic but I'd be quite sad if you stopped writing about yourself :(
Icyhighs, I will write about myself when I do something exciting. I am going through a phase. (reclines on fainting couch with hand on forehead.)