Shit hits the fan every now and then.  The last year that fan has seen quite a bit of shit and this particular week has certainly not been an exception.  When you’re already struggling to keep your head above water and someone sets a full 10 gallon hat on top of it… you tend to struggle a little more.

So I wanted some clarity.  One thing I could see and decide clearly and easily.  It should help that this is a calm weekend.  A time to revel in a bit of normalcy.  But it leaves time for my mind to wander even as my hands perform the mundane tasks of the day.  Load the dishwasher.  Fold the laundry.  Sweep the floor.

I needed a focus.

I remembered a day a few months ago where I inadvertently photographed only orange things.  At least it began unconsciously.  By the end of the day I was looking for orange things to capture.  It made me laugh.  It calmed me down.  Not the color, but the knowledge that I had a theme.  I decided to give that form of concentration another chance.

So I asked the twitters what color I should photograph and post today and the answer is red.  I’m hoping this will not only give my mind a linchpin but since red was just one of 5 suggestions it will give me something to concentrate on here as well.

Focus.  Concentration.  A focal point.  I need that.

3 thoughts on “focus…

  1. mom says:

    You do know that manure is a very good fertilizer, perhaps something lovely can grow from the stench. Have faith baby. My prayers are with you both.

  2. Brian Enigma says:

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade (or lemon pies). When life dumps 10 gallons of water on your head… well, you’re really supposed to be drinking 8 cups a day, right?

    Actually, not really. The 8 cup thing is a myth, but sounded good as a comment. Maybe just make Kool-Aid from all that water. Red flavor, naturally.

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