Quarantining

Isolation is upon us.

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I’m keeping six feet away from my shadow.

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Everyone’s asking pennies for everyone’s thoughts.

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Although our mental atmosphere is cluttered, beauty can still be found:
An almost-face with two eye-ball clouds hovering over a scene.

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Speaking of almost-faces, here’s an iconic one:
We’re all Castaways now.
“Wilson!”

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I found that face at McClellan Ranch when I took my kids there.

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I thought it high time to teach my kids crawdad fishing survival skills.

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As always, nature spoke in parables:
We are—all of us—entangled.

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My kids continued to fish in the Upside Down.

I looked for beauty in small places: periwinkle.

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Then I looked for beauty in big places.

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No matter where I looked, I saw something beautiful, even when it was dark and deep.

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As we walked to the parking lot, I saw a simple scene: Back to basics.

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POSTSCRIPT—although this next picture was taken on a different outing, it’s too good not to share. Not an almost-face, nor a found face, but the real deal. Yes.

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