06 January 2012

best laid plans

the older i get, the more i try to approach important events with no expectations, because i know better. generally speaking, the recent holidays were wonderful, but still, there were aspects that were a bit disappointing. in an effort to move on, i've been working this week to focus on the positive and just get over it. but now i'm wondering if other letdowns may be following me into the new year. which, by the way, has nothing at all to do with this photo. i just pass this abandoned vehicle often and i wonder about it.

4 comments:

Anne said...

I think I know what you mean because I used to have certain expections of some things and invariably I was always a little disappointed that things never quite lived up to my dreams.

Now I just take what comes, with thanks.

middle child said...

I understand and share your wisdom. Try not to expect anything. That eliminates the let down. And any good that does come is a bonus! Easier said than done but keep trying. I do. BTW - love your photographs. They lend themselves nicely to thinking up story.

Star said...

One pertinent pithy comment from (wonderful) Marcus Aurelius: "Remember that everything is but what we think of it." (Meditations, book II, verse 15)

Buddhika Edirisinghe said...

I know what you mean by feeling let down ... has happened to me in the recent past.Better not to have any expectations that way everything will be a surprise at times good but sometimes bad. I know this is easier said than done but I'm trying my self :) and btw love your photography ..