Out and about the city streets of Northfield, Minnesota. I'm posting for City Daily Photo.
Northfield sits along the banks of the Cannon River and was founded by immigrants from New England and what makes this city special is its diversity. It's art and history culture, city life, rural life, small town charm and offers two colleges all in one town of about 20 thousand people.
Later in the week I'll offer a post from their art gallery in The Art Guild.
Moving forward is necessary yet sideways momentum is key. I just devoured a yummy, gooey cinnamon roll and I'm grateful. I don't have any idea what the future holds but I am alive, eating, wandering out and about and hungerly looking for new things to awe about.
"There is no other reality than present reality, so that, even if one were to live for endless ages, to live for the future would be to miss the point everlastingly."
Take it all in. Soak it up.
On the topic of Conscious observers.
The Bearded Mermaid. Wait, what?
"Sometimes it is the quiet observer who sees the most."
Kathryn L. Nelson
"What you search is not necessarily the same as what you find. When you let go of the searching you start finding."
Like Pride says in N.C.I.S. New Orleans "Learn things!"
"Sitting there in the coffee house, I saw so many stories behind the lips of people who had left them untold."
Tell your stories. Repeat daily.
"There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself."
Stop thinking, start feeling things.
Are you looking for the next distraction or, interaction?
Back in my school days there were so many distractions. Even today really. Everything gets attention. You know this feeling when you used to search a word in the dictionary. One word leads to another and on and on.
"Let us be more than our opinions."
Skinner Memorial Chapel built in 1916Located on the Carleton College Campus
"What's on your mind? I don't know. Nothing but everything at once."
"The best adventures are embarked on alone."
"Always have a childlike wonder in your heart
even as your view of the world changes."
"Be yourself, but don't remain the same because you deserve growth."
May joy and happiness follow you everywhere you go.
Take good care of you
and please do come back.