Today, I continue (finally) my blogging series… 30 Days of Dirt Roads.
If you’ve been following along, you know my series got waylaid just a little with some news about my Gram. I’m happy to report she’s home now, & doing wonderfully. Consecutive multiple 2 hour long phone conversations with various family members are, for now, a thing of the past. Travel plans have been tentatively cancelled. (Even though I’d love a visit with my BC, Canada family!) All is well.
And I still intend to make good on my promise of catching up & ending the 30 Day series on time…which means you’ll be getting twice a day posts several times between now & the end of the month!
The last week has reminded me about having perspective in our lives. Or, gaining perspective. Getting a clear picture.
Perspective is used as a noun, & can be defined as ‘a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view’. As in, having perspective.
Seldom though is perspective something we intuitively possess. Rather, I think it’s something we acquire– through experience, study, counsel, and often, trial & error.
It’s much the same as traveling a Dirt Road.
I took this series of pictures this summer on my way to the field for my shift in the combine. (And now I’m totally busted with the Farmer. Sorry I was late, honey!)
I’ve often heard perspective can be gained from taking a step back. Viewing a scene, or situation, from farther away.
But is it possible that clarity is denied when we insist on only seeing the big picture? That small details and nuances are missed when we keep a distance? And that understanding is elusive when we refuse a more intimate look?
Just like this Dirt Road brought perspective to what was laid out in front of me, I think perspective in life can sometimes be gained by staying the course and taking the road less traveled.
Just remember to wear your seat belt.
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Thanks so much for reading. I’ll see you soon on the Farm! -Shauna