It seems that Brian and I have been on the same wave-length again. Isn't it crazy how that happens? I am always amazed at it when it does happen but you would think that by now I would expect it and accept it for what it is: connections. Read Brian's stuff here and here to see what I mean. If you've never read any of Brian's work, you will soon be hooked and amazed at the complexity, sincerity, and depth that this writer has. I just keep going back for more every day. I always wonder how he manages to be so prolific. Maybe it's because he's so young!! Or just talented. I'm inclined to think the latter.
Anyway...I have been taking photos along the way this year as I travel the county setting bug traps for the Agricultural Department. It only takes me a second to roll down my window, snap a photo and move on down the road to the next location so I don't think that I am wasting time. I consider it to be part of my 15-minute break every 2 and 1/2 hours. (Right Rene?)
I think it's fun to see what kind of receptacle people decide to put out in the front of their homes to receive their mail. Some have a great sense of humor, some are quite elaborate, some are home-made. We just have one of those group boxes down by our county road...ugly gray, multiple doors, mail slot for out-going mail, and two big keyed areas for all those packages that are too big for the regular door. But, I am always looking forward to receiving something in that ugly gray multiple door box. After all, what could be better than a package, a special envelope, a picture postcard from a friend or co-worker?
In this modern day and age, the written word seems to get lost in the shuffle somehow. Text messages, answering machines, Twitter, Email. Now we have Blogs and we can write our feelings and thoughts down for the world to read. Sometimes things get mis-understood (sadly) when they are communicated via electronic devices. But...think of it as a virtual mailbox. Send your friends and family a "letter, postcard, or package" via the computer. You'll be glad you did. And so will I. I look forward to reading what you have to say and I promise to pay attention to the words that you use and not read between the lines. Like my Dad used to say: "Say what you mean and mean what you say." It's as simple as that!!! Thanks for the connection Brian.