I miss having a view of the horizon. I’ve loved the trees here in Georgia, but they do obscure the view. Here’s my one sliver of horizon-view — can you see a little pink over the retaining wall? That’s the sunrise. I didn’t have this view until a couple of months ago.
When we moved here, there was already an oak tree towering over the driveway. At first, I parked my truck beside the wall, but surprise! — the acorns fell from such a height that I got “hail” damage on it when they fell.
The tree was only a couple of feet from the wall, and not far from the foundation of my neighbor’s house on the other side. I did worry about it every time we had a storm, but worried more seriously when I saw that, with the old wall down, there wasn’t a tree root in sight. What was holding the tree up? By that time it was even taller, leaning slightly toward my house, and with most of its branches on this side. I still feel bad about this, but I had the tree taken down. That’s what gave me the sliver of horizon.
Now here’s a horizon view from Sam’s condo in Midtown —
Views can be scenes, perspective, convictions, and beliefs. I want to expand my horizons in all those ways. I’d like to find a place in the city after I get my house downsized — but I’ll have to remember that all views can change. Meanwhile here’s one more photo from the same location, a bit more panoramic, still “before” new towers.
Here’s to 2017 — may all your new horizons be panoramic. I’m looking forward to finding new views as well as new opportunities — how about you?
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