Photo Prayer 2020-07 -- Mississippi

  My wife and I, excluded, stand on the wrong side of a frosted-glass wall. It separates us from those on the other side who are enjoying a good meal. We were turned away! Are we angry? Envious? Do we feel left out? Not at all! It is our own fault we cannot get in. We simply did not make reservations. We were enjoying the day at our own speed and did not want to be tied to a time table. God help me, my thoughts often go to extremes. I wonder how many go without, but in a big way, excluding themselves from most of life, avoiding schedules and obligations, shaking off disciplines of every kind. Should we pity them, these unfettered souls looking for a raft and their own Mississippi?


Photo of the diffused shadows of diners at a restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photo and text copyright 2020 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Wayne wrote:
Life is much simpler that way! Spontaneity is always at hand and many times much more rewarding!

Allan wrote:
There’s a time and place for everything, schedules and obligations, then winging it! But sometimes you must submit to a schedule to survive on that raft down the Mississippi. Being better organized in many areas allows for spontaneous times to occur in between organized times. Keeps spontaneous from becoming reckless.

#helenelilholt on Instagram wrote:
Good choice in not making reservations.. When my husband and I are on vacation we make our own tour which can change depending on the weather or whatever. Loose and relaxed.

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