The harmony of our focus - or Do you know what you are looking for? Are you looking in the right places?

Education & Training with Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™

Christmas and the season is always a time for reflection, joy and family.  It offers up lessons in many ways, as does every day if we chose to interpret events that way.


A great lesson is often retold in many ways ... and this gem was provided with the departure of my son, Neil, driving down the lane toward the highway.  We were not to see him in physical being perhaps for another year as he and his girlfriend would be returning to their home province of Quebec in a couple of days.


As was our tradition, I was at the window set to wave him goodbye.  He started down the road and gazed to another window off the kitchen.   I waved frantically in hopes he would see me.


Realizing I was not getting his attention, I sprinted to the kitchen and again waved frantically as I looked out the window.  His own gaze was at an oblique angle toward the window I was waving from.  He did not see me!


Neil's gaze soon shifted down the lane toward the highway and in doing so - I read the expression on his face.

I felt a twist in my heart.   I wanted to call out, but he would not hear me.





The lesson had presented itself!  And of a meaning that may be cliché or interpreted in different ways.  One of the meanings I saw, was - No matter how hard we look for what we desire or expect, we will not see it or have it, if our focus is not harmonious. 





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Comments (4)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy New Year from your friends in Maryland, Roy and Dolores Kelley!

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Photograph by Roy Kelley.  Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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Jan 01, 2012 03:57 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

That's a bit of a sad story Len, but at least you saw something to ponder about in it. Maybe plan on a trip to Quebec in the summer. One whole year seems like an awfully long time. I know that my heart would be heavy at that prospect.

Jan 02, 2012 11:06 AM
Len Kobewka
Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™ - Calgary, AB
You Can Scape-it

Roy and Dolores - Thank you for the wishes.   Neat little ap you have to catch all the activerain members making a new post on the first day of the year.


Malcolm -  No story is really that sad! -   A GREAT visit.  ... and an absence we know that will have many stories on both sides.  ... And yes, we will try to make it out east during the year - but if it happens to be the Christmas season that we see them next - We will treasure it and be thankful.   Thanks for the note - and All the best in the new year to you.

Jan 03, 2012 02:18 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!


Such a good post.  Such a lovely flower.  Beautiful

Oct 01, 2019 12:15 PM