And Then I Wonder...

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

And Then I Wonder... 

 

And Then I Wonder...  It's now the second full day of Winter.  The length of day light became shorter and that was certainly noticeable to me over the last couple of weeks. Each day a bit more.  Or a bit less.  Depending on your perspective. 

 

Marking moments while being mindful of milestones.  One year coming to a close and the arrival of a new one.   But I also remember that it was a year ago(December 22 actually) that I returned to writing posts here on AR after a year and some time away from doing so.  I also look towards late March 2020 as I pass ten years as an ActiveRain member.   These are but a few of the moments to remember.  So much to experience and to enjoy.   Each day.  This Winter. Spring and Summer and then Fall.  

 

 

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Victor Hugo  

 

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer

                      will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Burroughs  

 

 

Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love.

They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.

 

                                                           Gary Zukav



 The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

And Then I Wonder...

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - you showed how rapidly things change --- quickly passing by Spring on your way to Summer .  Merry Christmas to you too.  

Dec 24, 2019 04:10 AM #23
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Ginny Gorman
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Love that perspective Michael!  Best to you and your family.

Dec 24, 2019 05:39 AM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Ginny Gorman - thanks for the comment.  

Dec 24, 2019 06:06 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Michael, it was a quiet year with you missing, but enjoyed your occasional comments.   Ten years here in the Rain, that's a long time!!!!

Dec 24, 2019 06:42 AM #26
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael andMerry Christmas Eve.  You do not know how much we all missed you that one year.  You aways give us to ponder about.

 

Dec 24, 2019 07:58 AM #27
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Roy Kelley
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I love your quote selections.

We have a chilly day in Maryland but do not expect to have a white Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

 

Dec 24, 2019 08:01 AM #28
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox - a decade passes by quite quickly.

Will Hamm - Merry Christmas Eve to you as well.  

Roy Kelley - it's rather cold(relatively) here too.  

Dec 24, 2019 11:55 AM #29
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs - I am so glad you were able to start writing posts again.  You are such a big part of our community.  Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Dec 24, 2019 11:55 AM #30
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Dear Michael Jacobs - I remember what it was like when you weren't on ActiveRain. It didn't feel good without you. Your stage of recovery which allowed you to get back to ActiveRain was so gratifying! You are an integral part of our life here on ActiveRain's Social Media. Some will insist this is just virtual reality but the reality is you do exist and people do care about you and others that go MIA. 

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the joy and happiness you can imagine. Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, you are never alone on ActiveRain. In matters of social media, AR is a collection of really good people, their thoughts, photographs, poems, and ideas which encourages a lot of pondering and reflection. Virtually speaking, we have many different kinds of friends with a lot of counsel and wisdom. People, like yourself who write to inspire serve as a mirror, reflecting back to the special person each one of us really are in the "so called" real world. 

Merry, merry Christmas and the best 2020 to you!

Dec 24, 2019 12:02 PM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - here's hoping that 2020 brings you much happiness and continued success.  Along with all those other special things that life in Sedona offers.  Merry Christmas to you as well.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there are many aspects of ActiveRain that make it "unique" in the world of social media.  I am happy you and others are a part of that energy that keeps the wheels turning...  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Dec 24, 2019 01:40 PM #32
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Christmas wouldn't be the same without wishing you a Merry, Merry. I too feel very grateful to know you in AR, and I'm thankful for the posts you share with us. We are all lucky. 

Dec 24, 2019 02:50 PM #33
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Michael, loved the quotes you added to this post! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a joyous NEW YEAR!

Dec 24, 2019 07:05 PM #34
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Joan Cox
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Michael, hope you have a blessed day, and however you celebrate - enjoy! 

Dec 25, 2019 06:23 AM #35
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - so very nice of you to stop by.  I hope your Christmas in Camas is delightful - delicious - deloverly.  

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - I like those quotes too.  I hope you have an enjoyable Christmas.  

Joan Cox - may today be an especially good one for you.  Merry Christmas.  Any additional holiday adventures planned?  Post-holiday journeys/discoveries?  

Dec 25, 2019 07:29 AM #36
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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The milestones do seem to be coming faster. Years flying by. Hard to believe another one is already coming to an end. Wishing you the best in 2020!!!

Dec 28, 2019 02:11 PM #37
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - Happy 2020 to you as well.

Dec 28, 2019 03:57 PM #38
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Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
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Michael, now that I see more of you, don't think about taking a long break again. . I am just coming back to AR myself. 

The metaphors in the quotes bring in the beauty and essence in both worlds.

Dec 29, 2019 01:33 AM #39
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Michael Jacobs
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Maria Gilda Racelis - my time away from posting wasn't totally planned.  Circumstances dictate some decisions.  I understand that the flow in/out is a part of ActiveRain.  I am glad you have made your return.  

Dec 31, 2019 06:44 PM #40
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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As I walk along, I wonder
A what went wrong whit our love
A love that was so strong
And as I still walk on
I think of the thing's we've done
Together, while our hearts were young
I'm a walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I feel a pain
A wishin' you were here by me
To end this misery
And I wonder, I wa wa wa wa wonder
Why a why why why why why
She ran away
And I wonder where she will stay
My little runaway
My run run run run runaway
I'm a walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I…
Jan 21, 2020 09:44 AM #41
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Michael Jacobs
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John Henry, Florida Architect - I can't(and wouldn't/couldn't compete) with your knowledge of songs, lyrics and interpretations.  You, sir, are one of those masters we encounter at different points in life.  I am privileged to "know" you through ActiveRain.  Be good.  Stay wise.  

Jan 21, 2020 10:00 AM #42
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