A song

When I think about life now it’s easy to feel down but that’s only when I think about a certain part of my life, it’s just as easy for me to smile. I’ve got so much to be thankful for. The key for me is to focus on the things I am thankful for and devote less time to those things that are a drag, especially things I have no control over.

Control

What is it about being in control of everything that I think will make me happy or complete? I think it’s good to not be in control of everything. Actually I think it’s better to allow yourself to know you are not in control of some things and to accept that fact. That might be a situation or person.

Happiness

The song included always makes me smile. Seeing beauty in things and trying to remember that life is a gift. Having compassion for other’s always makes it easier for me to face my own trials and tribulations.

 

Beer Bottle Tree

Beer Tree

Beer Bottle Tree

 

There’s a tree in Ypsilanti Michigan in Riverside Park decorated with bottles. Newcastle beer is drinkable in small quantities I think, like a cap or two,  but I read recently that the coloring is made using ammonia. The article “8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately” annoyed the hell out of me but I couldn’t figure out if it was done in humor as it lists Newcastle as the only cancer causing beer on the market..really?

When I first saw this tree I was little put off. I consider myself sort of a  tree hugger. I mean I’ll burn wood and cut a tree down so I guess that means I’m not a true tree hugger, plus the fact that I use the term tree hugger to describe those who like trees will likely exclude me too. Do people who devote their time to protecting trees take offense to being called tree huggers?

But what I was getting at was I was put off by the bottles. Some of the strings broke and the ground was littered with glass under this tree. I wondered if the clever artist would return to clean up the glass. I wondered too if the tree liked the bottles or the way I climbed it that day.

Ancient Footprints?

Rock Holes

Rock Holes

Considering the close proximity to the waterfall these “tracks” are likely the result of years of erosion. When I first saw these rock holes they seemed to be ancient footprints as though something walked across this area a long time ago.