Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. A contradiction, or perhaps a nudge to seize the opportunity? Chances pop up more than once or twice… the trick is to know when to take them. πŸ™‚

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    1. Exactly right, CM!I think when we keep seeing the same kind of thing, it’s most definitely a nudge!

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  2. That second photo is just gorgeous. Looks so silky soft and delicate.

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    1. And considering it was all forlorn and drooping, Raili, I was quite surprised with how well the photo turned out!

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  3. second chances…If the wish escapes the seed will reseed and there is another wish born.

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    1. So true, Beverly. The same is if we keep missing the sign being shown! πŸ˜€

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      1. Are you talking about the sign on Sept.23?

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        1. Sign on September 23rd? Erm… no, but now I’m intrigued! πŸ˜€

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          1. Oh no…after the first time it is no longer a mistake it is a decision

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          2. Sept.23 2017 the signs in the stars from Revelation 12 ( in the bible) will be in the sky. There has been a lot of interest.

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            1. I think I’ve missed this sign, Beverly. See… there I was, looking the other way as usual! πŸ˜€

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  4. Beautiful poem … but … is it you that requires the second chance, or are you telling someone else that they have no more second chances, I wonder.
    Fabulous photos. ~ Cobs.

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    1. Thanks, Cobs. I actually wrote this because I was tired of making the same mistake over and over again, so I was telling myself no more second chances!
      Between you and I, I’ll make the same mistake again. I never learn.

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      1. Ohhh, been there, done that, got the Tshirt and … still bloomin’ doing it.
        We’re human Tom. We’re meant to learn, but if we don’t learn it the first time, or the second or the third … we keep getting the lesson until we learn it by heart.

        My excuse is one brain cell. What’s yours?
        lol
        ~ C. x

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        1. Being aged 24. I think I know a lot, but in reality I don’t… 😎

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      2. Oh no…after the first time it is no longer a mistake it is a decision

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        1. Ah! Get it! πŸ˜€
          It’s an unconscious decision, then, Beverly, because I don’t think we’d constantly consciously make the same mistake that makes us feel unhappy. Unless we unconsciously like feeling unhappy, that is…

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  5. Intriguing words and stunning photos.

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    1. Thanks, Eugenia. I simply typed away with this one!

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  6. Life is full of opportunities, some of which we need to actively seek if we are to achieve change… πŸ™‚

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. So true, Prenin… and some are screaming at us – but will we notice???! πŸ˜€

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  7. Stunning photo and words, Tom! 😍

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    1. Thanks Charlie.
      By the way, Charlie, I’m not able to comment on your posts – have you made some changes to your blog or do I have to do something? I click ‘Like’ but sometimes don’t feel that’s enough! πŸ™‚

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      1. Yeah… a ton of changes on the site… an entire social community and more! hehe But the trade-off meant that the comments don’t show up in the reader, just on the actual site. I’ve asked WordPress.com and they say they don’t know when or if they’ll be a fix. πŸ˜” But, you can sign in to Doodlewash with WordPress now and create your very own artist profile and join the social community there. Would love to have you!

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        1. Bit late in replying here, Charlie, but there’s nothing new there from me! πŸ˜€
          I signed up ages ago with your social site but I don’t tend to use them (social sites) as they are meant to be (apart form blogging, of course!). Today was the first time I saw the comments box on your Autumn Leaf post – I usually link to the sites I follow through the Reader, but read and comment on the site directly, but with yours, for some reason (probably me missing it entirely!) the comment box just wasn’t there. I can see it now, though, which is good! It’s good to be back! πŸ˜€

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          1. Yeah, my site has changed to the Business Plan and with it came some odd bugs that WordPress.com hasn’t quite addressed yet. My tags don’t appear in the reader anymore either.

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            1. Still, the bits that work are good, Charlie, so that really is all that matters!

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              1. hehe… yeah it all works on the front end, but darn that Reader… things just don’t quite work the same anymore!

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                1. Some things are sent to try us… πŸ˜‰

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