Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call

Remember when you would have been over-the-moon thrilled to have just a fraction of your life as it is now?

Look around you: it is enough.


Maggie Smith, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change (Atria/One Signal Publishers, October 6, 2020)

Photo: Daybreak. December 15, 2020. 6:39 to 7:09 am. 29° F. Feels like 23° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford CT


  1. Waiting on some snow photos later this week….if you dare 😊

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  2. Beautiful David yup keep moving…today it’s -19 to start here much better than the -30 🤣☺️ sending joy hedy

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  3. For some reason, the sight of your clouds married with that quote, have brought tears to my eyes.
    It’s as though I want to rail against the notion, that if I look around me, I will see it is enough.
    I want to cry out in strident opposition, No. It’s Not Enough.
    And then I smile and remember, whether I think it is enough or not, what is around me right now is all there is. It is what is.
    I look around me. The house sleeps in the quiet of the darkness before dawn. A candle glows on my desk, its light flickering on the photo taken at my mother’s 95th birthday two years ago. I am with my 2 sisters, my 2 daughters, then 6-month-old grandson and my mother.
    4 generations that now live on in 3.
    It wasn’t a Covid loss. My mother’s passing in February was just time having had its fill of her life.
    And perhaps that is where the tears come from. Not only will my mother not be amongst us this Christmas, we will all be in our separate houses. Alone.
    And my heart aches in the reality of what is.
    I want to say, it’s not enough.
    And must breathe into the reality — It is what it is.

    Your photos these days are digging deep my friend. Thank you. (I think) 🙂

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  4. Realizing this more and more with each passing day. At the end of the day, ya simply don’t need all that much to be happy. Thanks for the ‘heart hug,’ pal. Keep walkin’–I’m *really* looking forward to those snow pix! 🙂

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  5. oh, dear, dear Maggie Smith – and thank you Dave, for sharing her thoughts with us.
    If C19 has changed me in anything it is just this: I’m even more grateful and amazed, day after day, for all I (still) have.

    But then, I’m also incredibly privileged with the bounty of living in a peaceful country in modest (but oh so much more than most) comfort, food and clothes etc.

    Now how about a dog?
    And that all my dear ones in great sufferance may get better? Or those who wait to die, may?

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Awesome views! … KEEP MOVING – Maggie Smith, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change (Atria/One Signal Publishers, October 6, 2020).

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  7. these are all beautiful, but I am really drawn to the first one, as I tend to be a bit of a minimalist

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  8. You’re in my head again

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  9. Beautiful in its truth.

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