Pondering Before During And After

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Pondering Before During And After

 

 

The Ostrich Farms Lofts South Pasadena CA

 

 

 

Pondering Before During And After

 

Everything has a life cycle.  People.  Things around us.  An important(or for that matter an un important) project. An event.   A real estate transaction, of course.  We can find many examples.  Some are obviously/intentionally shorter term than others.  Some by design and others for a variety of  reasons.   

 

As I often do when pondering such things I check the quotes of others for inspiration and to see where my thoughts/mind may wander.  Off on a different tangent perhaps.  So here are three quotes I found that made me stop and say "Ah"...  I find that the way we look at words can be interesting. Let alone the way our(my) mind works.  Well, that's another subject...

 

 

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,

wondering, freeing, doubting, dreaming dreams

no mortal ever dreamed to dream before

                                                                                                 Edgar Allen Poe

 

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. 

                                                                                                  Soren Kierkegaard

 

Many men go fishing all of their lives

without knowing it is not fish they are after

                                                                                                  Henry David Thoreau 

 

The photo in this post is of the Ostrich Farm Lofts in South Pasadena, CA.  The location was once an ostrich farm before its turn as other things including a stint as a popular surf clothing manufacturer's outlet prior to its current use as a mixed-use residential-office building and a city historic landmark.  Photo provided by Michael Jacobs of a sculpture in front of the complex.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pondering Before During And After

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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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Yes to this sharing of the true....In the end as well as the beginning and everything in between if one doesn't realize the majesty, wonder, awe and mystery of existence, life and creation that not only have they not truly lived but poverty was their mainstay. The self-evidency of life demands to be known

Jun 23, 2019 06:33 AM #28
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Carla Freund
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Nice quotes that certainly make one stop and think (or ponder). Have a nice day!

Jun 23, 2019 06:37 AM #29
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Brian England
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We always seem to be pondering before, during and after and you are right, everything has a life cycle.  In real estate especially, I never know where my next deal is coming from, but it is always a fun adventure!

Jun 23, 2019 06:58 AM #30
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - Congratulations on your FEATURE! You have a great fan base! Clearly, your words of wisdom and quotes resonate with many here on ActiveRain. 

Jun 23, 2019 08:04 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Richie Alan Naggar - there's always room for truth.

Carla Freund - thank you for the comment.

Brian England - some things may not be known so preparation matters.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there's a lot to be gained when we see/hear/understand the words of others.  

Jun 23, 2019 09:08 AM #32
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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Love Edgar Alan Poe!

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, freeing, doubting, dreaming dreamsm no mortal ever dreamed to dream before

                                                                                              

Jun 23, 2019 12:02 PM #33
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"Many men go fishing all of their lives

without knowing it is not fish they are after." 

 

Gotta love Thoreau's quote, Michael!

Jun 24, 2019 02:47 AM #34
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Michael, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jun 24, 2019 02:48 AM #35
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Kat Palmiotti
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Everything does have a life cycle!  My husband and I were talking yesterday about some family photos he had found - nearly everyone in the photos is gone, and we were talking about how life cycles around. 

Jun 24, 2019 03:59 AM #36
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Michael Jacobs
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Sham Reddy CRS - thank you for the comment.  I appreciate it very much. 

Myrl Jeffcoat - I like this quote a lot and was feeling a bit unsure about using it in this post because it didn't exactly fit the "theme" but pondering doesn't necessarily need to fit a theme, right?  I am glad you liked it too.  And thank you for the highlight within the OFC group as well.   

Kat Palmiotti - photographs like memories often transport us in the "wayback" machine of sorts.  Life cycles become more evident at these times.  

 

Jun 24, 2019 05:25 AM #37
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Michael,

That is a great collection of quotes to share, thank you so much.

Jun 24, 2019 01:21 PM #38
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Gloria Todor
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Michael, I like how you chose a sculpture that represents something from the past for this post.  I would have loved to meander through the foothills of Pasadena in its heyday of urban farmers.

One upon a midnight dreary....EAP

Jun 25, 2019 09:48 AM #39
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Michael, I think about this a lot lately, I have an 18 year old kitty, and know that life cycle is coming to an end someday.  Not looking forward to that day!

Jun 25, 2019 11:44 AM #40
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Michael Jacobs
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! -  I appreciate your comment.  Thank you.  

Gloria Todor - I thought the photo of the sculpture showed how that particular building has transformed over time. There are many examples of such in our area.  Likely more in Pennsylvania.  

Joan Cox - I understand.  

Jun 25, 2019 12:47 PM #41
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Awesome quotes! Congratulations on the Feature!!!!

Jun 27, 2019 02:15 PM #42
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - I am glad you liked the quotes.  Thank you for the comment.

Jun 28, 2019 09:38 AM #43
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I'm so happy to see the gold star.  And, I'm glad I took a few minutes to catch up on the posts I've missed recently. This is a keeper and I too often ponder about the cycles swirling around me. To everything there is a season... 

Jun 29, 2019 02:52 PM #44
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - thank you for the nice comment.  I appreciate it.  

Jun 29, 2019 02:57 PM #45
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Michael,

I enjoyed this post, and congratulations on the feature!

Jul 08, 2019 02:19 PM #46
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - I am glad you liked the post.  Thank you.  

Jul 08, 2019 06:22 PM #47
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