Prompt #3: Perspective
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What does HORIZON mean to you?
What about BEYOND THE HORIZON?
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12/5/2022 07:03:16 am
The horizon may appear straight at first, yet on that plane I see the gentle curve of the earth. Rising gently from from either summit and releasing from the apex either way. Gravity does not discriminate. That ability to judge is unique to us and like breathing, it's a constant companion. Ebbing and flowing through my experiences I create my own horizon of personal reality while the actual horizon anchors my sense of continual hope.
12/6/2022 07:55:09 pm
Limits and pushing beyond my limits. There's always another challenge, another mountain to climb. Another limit to meet and exceed. The next greatest thing. The global pandemic put a limit to activity and socialization. It was a chance to look within. Now that we are moving beyond Covid the horizon has shifted, the limits are expanded. Where are my limits and where have I expanded? Is it in a healthy meaningful direction? Where am I ready to expand even further?
12/8/2022 12:17:29 am
When living in Maine, I often went to a cove called Sand Beach. It was always empty, the water painfully cold even in summer. This particular day was one of those cloudy misty sort of days. As usual, I stood at the edge of the beach and looked out at the ocean, thinking to see where the water ended and the sky began. Freezing, since as always, the waves kept covering my sneakers. But there was no horizon. All I could see was a blue gray cloudy misty space in front of me, going on forever. It was endlessly open, a blue gray space that just went on forever.
12/14/2022 06:22:52 pm
The horizon means, first and foremost, that mythic line where land or sea meet the sky. But it's not that simple. Where is it that sky does not meet land or sea or my pant leg or your kitten sleeping on the kitchen table? Horizons are everywhere--anywhere air filters down to rest, filling in even microscopic spaces which confirm every concrete thing's imperfection.
12/23/2022 08:04:53 am
I love what you say about 'the horizon being out of reach'....it does bring to mind the whole metaphor of space being infinite and also, as you're saying, how in our lives we're always 'searching for that magic place'......yes, over the rainbow, where everything will be ok.....that really does bring us back to insight into why it's so tough right now, we want to go back to pre-Covid when we could believe in 'the horizon' and then."all things will be well.,"but now we know this is impossible....
1/9/2023 11:55:27 am
2/20/2023 11:19:10 pm
Horizon frames “the future” and “change” in a hopeful light. As one who has rarely welcomed change into her life, the image of a horizon brings a different response, inviting me to imagine what lies beyond the line, the edge that I see. This horizon, carrying shades of blue, rosy pink and deep violet purple, asks me to imagine brand new possibilities. Who will I meet? What will I learn? What experiences are waiting for me to discover? The open sky above the horizon whispers, “Let go of your fear. Breathe. Walk, skip, amble, swim your way into tomorrow, the next day and into those far off days of possibility.” I listen. And taking a slow deep breath, I look ahead, take one step and then another and begin walking my way into my future.
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