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Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday Five Taking in the View

(Picture anticipating landing in Vieques Puerto Rico-another wonderful Place!)

Sally wrote "This week I took some time out to stop and walk and take in the view; my son Chris is studying in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, too often we simply drive up there, turn around and come home! This time Tim and I took time out to take in the view. It occurs to me that we need to do that more in life...."

With that in mind I offer you this weeks Friday Five:

1. How important is the "big picture" to you, do you need a glimpse of the possibilities or are you a details person?
Sometimes the "big picture" is more important to me than the details-which gets me in trouble (like at work-urgh.)

2. If the big picture is important to you how do you hold onto it in the nitty gritty details of life?
Practice, practice, practice and checklists and rechecking.

3. Name a book, poem, psalm, piece of music that transports to to another dimension ( one....what am I thinking....)
Any good book I read can transport me to another place, dimension or century. Did I miss my subway stop again?

3.Thinking of physical views, is there somewhere that inspires you, somewhere that you breathe more easily?
Always the beach at Herring Cove in Provincetown, Ma-Cape Cod. Or, of course Italy. Or Vieques, PR.

4. A picture opportunity... post one if you can ( or a link to one!)


DogBlogger said...

Good play... and nice pic! It's so hard to get good ones out of those little airplane windows, and you succeeded.

Sally said...

I'm a big picture person too, and I forget the details, like you it can lead me into trouble!

david said...

Wow...Vieques. I have never seen it from the sky but I have seen it from the deck of a ship. I was in the navy for six years and we frequently "visited" Vieques. As you probably know, our visits weren't about calm and serenity.

I've read articles about how the people of Vieques are trying to get the navy to clean up their mess after so many years. I hope they succeed, especially now that I have seen this beautiful place from another point of view.

As a sailor years ago, Vieques was only a next stop on the tour of duty. But after reading more and seeing your post, perhaps a proper visit would be in order.

Thanks for the photo.

Cathy said...

Wonderful picture of PR - wow!
Not a detail person here - and it wears me out to think of it!

revhipchick said...

wow! amazing picture!

ditto on the big pic and getting into trouble. oh well, in the big picture it will all be fine! :)

Janice said...

What a stunning picture! Thanks for sharing!

Rev SS said...

This big picture person appreciates your answer on #2! (I just left comment on your wedding entry too)

Singing Owl said...

I can get lost in any good book too. Have fun while you are away!

RevAnne said...

Like your #3--I can get lost in books, too. Used to miss my bus in elementary school because I was trying to finish a book.

Presbyterian Gal said...

That is a teeny island! Very pretty. But teeny.

and I get in trouble with the big picture AND the details. It's a gift. I'll share if you like!

Barbara B. said...

that would be me -- missing the subway stop because I was engrossed in a good book :)