Stop the Car - It's time to Survive

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Inspirational Thoughts for 1/11/19

by Patricia Feager

 

Have you ever driven a car and something catches your eye that is so beautiful you just have to stop the car? That is exactly what happened to me this evening driving home from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. Some type of creative force was so powerful I had to pull a U-Turn to make sure I didn't miss it. I parked the car. As I crossed the street, the image that caught the corner of my eye seemed to disappear. I kept walking, hoping that what I saw was over the slight hill. I was right. There before my eyes was the most beautiful winter sighting I have seen in a long time.

 

 

I started driving early this morning to Denton to take care of business, and then to the University of Dallas, my alma mater where I graduated in December 2002 to meet with a Professor at the Business Office. It rained all day today. It didn't seem to bother the ducks at all nor was I inconvenienced. I let the rain fall over me. How do these creatures survive living in a pond? There is no roof over their head, television, computer, a nice warm bed, nothing but the shadow of trees. And yet there is solitude, peace, and quiet. The landscaping took my breath away. I did not want to leave but in my soul, I knew it was time to go. And just like that, everything became clear. People are like ducks. Adjustments are part of life. They can paddle their way through survival.  

 

 

Patricia Feager

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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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I’m so glad you captured this moment and shared it.  Love the ripples!

Jan 11, 2019 09:00 PM #1
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Yes, we do  this often. Especially my wife.  sjhe always sees something she needs a closer look at

Jan 11, 2019 09:17 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I MARVEL at the fact that you took the time to STOP and APPRECIATE what you were fortunate enough to capture a glympse of.... I probably would have caught the gympse but then MISSED THE BEAUTY AND SOLITUDE OF THAT SCENE COMPLETELY.... 

that's a huge flaw in my personality.... 

Jan 12, 2019 03:50 AM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
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What a beautiful photo, and words to accompany it. I probably would have driven by, said, wow, how nice, and kept going. I love that you stopped, took your photo, and gained insight from the moment. 

Jan 12, 2019 04:49 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Patricia. All I can say is nice analogy! Enjoy your day!

Jan 12, 2019 05:41 AM #5
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Such a beautiful photo, stopping the car and enjoying the beauty around us is something that should be done often!  I have learned that the wedding is April 13th in Decatur, no invitation yet though, so perhaps we won't even be invited, haha.

Jan 12, 2019 06:09 AM #6
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What a meditative quality you captured with this photo. Thank you for taking the time to notice and share it with us. 

Jan 12, 2019 07:40 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Yes, I absolutely have been driving around and seen something that made me stop to take in the special moment.  I have come to a point where I absolutely will not leave home without a camera.

Jan 12, 2019 09:34 AM #8
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Patricia that picture would make a beautiful post card.  Sometimes the most beautiful scenes are the unexpected ones.

Jan 12, 2019 04:12 PM #9
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Hello Patricia- - -a car-stopping moment.

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They look quite content to be in their environment.  Just ducky.

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