By: Revanche

A Good Thing amid the hard things

July 4, 2013

It feels like keeping atop, or even just immersed in, the news of late has been one hell of a roller coaster. Maybe it’s age that compels me to think: didn’t things used to be simpler?

They were, years ago. But it seems like all that ended after 2000… dirty and useless politics and pandering, social pressures moving away from what I think are sensible, a roller coaster economy. (I’m sure it was just more obvious, not that things were really better before 2000.)

In a fit of sanity, some 8 years ago, I told a frazzled friend: it’s no use waiting for things to become clearer. As we get older, life’s just going to be more complicated and shades of grey.

In a lot of ways, that’s held true, though I’ve made it a point to cut out complications where and when I can because I value my limited ability to function. 😉

So while not ignoring the bad, the scary, and the really hard things to swallow, I’d like to focus on some good and beauty in the world on this Fourth of July.

My friend, Christopher Daley, is fundraising for his charity run for the Boston Children’s Hospital. He’s 1/3 of the way there as of today!

A Vietnam vet, James Hensinger, took some really amazing long exposure photos 40 years ago and has finally shared them with the world.

This man spent 2 years creating this absolutely incredible video of the San Francisco Fog. I’ve had the pleasure of watching this fog roil and bubble, flow and rush over the mountains, through the city and into our lives for years. This is a most spectacular way of seeing it all over the Bay Area.

4 Responses to “A Good Thing amid the hard things”

  1. Aw, shoot. There really were no good old days. All that’s an illusion. And just a day or two ago I read (sorry…forgot where) that understanding life’s shades of gray is a hallmark of adulthood.

    Awesome images! Thanks for sharing…i sure do miss the fog.

  2. Yes, it does appear things were easier when we were younger. We do have a choice as to how complicated we want our lives to be. The less complicated, the less stressful.

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