The deep end with weights around your ankles...

Well as I said before I have had somewhat itchy feet and do find it hard trying to live through an English winter in a set routine. I think after all those years of being here there and everywhere it is difficult to change who you are… So obviously I decided to go to Iceland, which I might add, I am quite excitied about. In fact I leave tomorrow. Although what has been interesting is that comments that I have received on my work kind of reflect how I am feeling. You see Iceland is somewhere I have always wanted to go to… Although I would have liked to have gone in the summer. The point is what has stopped me has been timing, now this timing is very strange because it all seems to slot into place along with the comments. One comment in particular said something like throw yourself into the abyss and feel no fear…

Now I was out with a friend of mine last night who is incredibly philosphical about life. He has certainly lived through it and he began discussing past, present and future. He kind of caught me off guard in fact… He said your past is an interpretation of what you are now… yes I know… Then he said if you change the way you think, your past will appear different. It is all in the now attitude. Now being someone who thinks far too much for their own good; this bothered me. You see it is all about how you filter your perception. It then got me thinking about photography and how we focus on specific sections of the whole to make that area an image. I wondered for a short time whether the mind was very much like photography- where we direct our lense and focus- is that what we capture as a memory? Yes I know this is deep, but often before I go on a trip I get quite reflective and try and understand how what is happening with my thinking …. So I don’t know whether this is going anywhere… After all it is just musings, but if the mind was like photography surely we could adjust what we choose to see through the view finder so that everything becomes beautiful… Maybe we could direct the camera to only pick up beautiful things… Through developing a focus on beautiful things (nature, clarity, healthy not superficial) we would feel happier and stop feeling stressed, pressured and all the stuff that society offloads on us… Who knows- just thoughts… I am such an idealist…

Oh and then we ate chocolate pudding and everything was good!

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