As I’m settling into my new home, I’m noticing more animals here then I ever did in my old house. One day I opened my sliding glass door to see a little frog looking at me. He was very cute. On my way home from work one evening, a bunny was hopping around the neighbor hood. And the V’s of migrating geese that I see during the day somehow have a relaxing impact on me. I even heard a coyote one evening! Followed by many dogs barking, of course. It may seem superficial to some, but I find that I feel closer to nature here. And that’s a good thing.
It seems to me that one must have a certain mindset, in today’s age, in order to thrive. With technology changing at such a furious rate, with that same technology bringing all the news of the entire world to our fingertips, I can’t help but think that I must keep my mind open. I can get online and see artwork from Russia, Greece, South Africa. I can be friends on Facebook with other artists from all over the globe. My own way of viewing the world is certainly not the only way of seeing things. The news seems to be full of the actions of people that don’t have an elastic view of what should and should not be. It would be nice if more minds were open to differences, don’t you think?