This photo is of a window in my garage, taken at sunset yesterday. In general I am an upbeat person, but sometimes you cannot avoid having a down day. Today, I am out of sorts with myself. Things are moving too slowly. I need action, jobs, work, gigs! I am going to Cazenovia, NY, later today to photograph people and scenes for a magazine. That will be good. But in the mean time, my headset is less than desirable. The cure? Getting outdoors and mowing the lawn, working with the wood pile. In short, getting physical, active. Once I get doing physical labor, the mind clears, and things find their proper perspective.
View of my backyard, Chaumont, NY.
"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself." Sun Tzu, The Art Of War, around 500BC.
photos and text copyright Gary Walts 2010