Off In The Distance

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Off In The Distance

 

Pondering Off In The Distance

 

Off In The Distance  And then something happens.  Those things appear clearer that were once cloudy. Almost magically.  More distinct.  Perhaps more distinctive.  Becoming more obvious.  Not nearly so vague.  Lots of impressions are made on this path to clarity. In focus.  Developed or developing. 

 

Lots of possibilities.  And do you think the following quote provides us with some insight?  Or is the grass just a bit greener?  And is it over the septic tank?  Curious.  But maybe not that curious.   

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,

comedy and tragedy,

humor and hurt 

                                                                                              Erma Bombeck   

 

Wondering.  Pondering.  And mostly just a thought. 

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

 

 

 

Off In The Distance

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson - there's a lot of truth in your comment.  

May 30, 2019 04:28 AM #28
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Sharon Tara
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I always loved Erma. Yes, I think her quote is quite accurate. Sometimes tears are saddness and sometimes happiness....sometimes a combo.

May 30, 2019 07:25 AM #29
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Sharon Tara - so much to love about Ms. Bombeck including her spot-on attitude about life.  

May 30, 2019 09:47 AM #30
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Hindsight is 20/20 they say and often times things are clearer after the fact. Love that photo.

May 30, 2019 10:19 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Lee - "they" are often correct.  

May 30, 2019 10:24 AM #32
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Profound pondering. We were on several pretty taxing hikes recently while in Alaska - muscles  burned as we climbed up and up and up. At times, it was easy to imagine turning around, but once the views popped into sight - it became so clear. It's worth the discomfort to experience special moments. 

May 30, 2019 03:41 PM #33
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LOVE the photo and Erma Bombeck too! I totally prefer to stay on the laughter, comedy, humor side of the isle, Michael.

In fact, I think the Creator blessed me with an extra funny bone - I have a tendency to laugh until I cry - that happens OFTEN! 

Hope you're having a great week...

May 30, 2019 09:23 PM #34
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Michael, the photo you selected looks like it was taken specifically for your post. Laughing has gotten me through some dark times. Although I like when the clouds start to move out and things become more clear I also have learned to embrace those dark times. They teach us about ourselves and make us stronger. 

May 31, 2019 05:14 AM #35
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - and those moments are the reminder of that the effort was not in vain.

Debe Maxwell, CRS - tears of happiness indeed.

Amanda S. Davidson - believing and gaining strehgth is a good thing.  

May 31, 2019 05:41 AM #36
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Michae, this looks like a scene from West Virginia. What would we do without laughter :)

 

May 31, 2019 02:21 PM #37
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - as I read your post today about the lot I thought the same thing.  

May 31, 2019 04:09 PM #38
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Michael I was like Kathy Streib  on many occasions, and laughing and crying at the same time and Diane is used to it now after so many  years.... I also find it is contagious laughing and crying:))Endre

May 31, 2019 11:29 PM #39
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Endre Barath, Jr. - a good kind of contagious that has spread because of familiarity.  

Jun 01, 2019 04:11 AM #40
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael Jacobs, great picture and great quote from you to share with us here in the rain.

Jun 01, 2019 07:22 AM #41
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Michael Jacobs ,

You nailed this one!! The photo is perfect for your pondering and the Erma Bombeck post is priceless! She is one of my favorites and have a friend with the same sense of humor and comes up with some similar dialog. I tell her Erma must be her sister!! LOL!

Jun 01, 2019 04:27 PM #42
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Roy Kelley
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That photograph reminds me that we need to take another drive along the Skyline Drive in Virginia.

Thanks for your quote selection. Some of us need to be more careful with our words.

Jun 02, 2019 09:06 AM #43
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Michael, great quote and something to definitely think about today.

Jun 04, 2019 09:55 AM #44
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Michael Jacobs
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Will Hamm - thank you.

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - there are plenty of things worse than  a friend who can channel Erma Bombeck.  You are quite fortunate.

Roy Kelley - I am sure you will find some excellent photo opps when you make that trip.  

Joan Cox - hope all is well in your world.  Thank you for stopping by.

Jun 04, 2019 11:17 AM #45
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Michael, sometimes things are too far into the future, but as they get closer, they do get clearer.

Jun 17, 2019 08:49 AM #46
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Joan Cox - and that clarity is a good thing.  And it sometimes arrive at just the right moment.  

Jun 17, 2019 08:54 AM #47
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