The view from here #sol17

Perspective Taking

March 18, 2017

wait a minute



take another look

perhaps from another angle

now I see

the view from here
In my haste and preoccupation yesterday morning,  I caught a glimpse of the sunrise through our kitchen window.  As I continued my morning routine,  I saw it next slightly redder and more magnificent through our bedroom window.  Then,  as I was going to the garage,  I caught my last look from another perspective.  I don’t have one little word for this year but if I did, it would be linger.  Lingering changes our perspective, our goals, our inner gyroscope.  Apply liberally- sk  




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Passionate about literacy education. Currently a literacy specialist in a K-4 building near Boston MA.
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17 Responses to The view from here #sol17

  1. paulabourque says:

    LINGER! Great OLW! Going to think about that one today! Thanks!

  2. franmcveigh says:

    Love “linger” as the need to often SLOW down grows! So interesting to look out from three different locations. Waiting for daylight to test this out! Thanks for the idea!

  3. ebgriffin says:

    linger….I need to linger. I spent my morning taking my time to stop and notice. Thank you.

  4. Christine says:

    I almost missed a beautiful sunrise yesterday. yes, we all need to linger more often.

  5. dogtrax says:

    I’m looking again,
    head cocked at the tilted world,
    seeking out the shadows,
    long and drawn out in dusk’s fading light.
    I linger over what I see
    and don’t see, invisible forces
    drawing me in to the outside.

    -Kevin (stealing a phrase to write a poem)

  6. Love this slice — I followed you through your morning and lingered as well. I love the word linger. It sounds like it feels. You can always take on a OLW now –why not??

  7. You can still take on a OLW for 2017! maybe it’s taken on you! Love the images and the opportunitiy to catch the glimpses along with you!

  8. Beautiful – this image kept tugging at you until you finally gave in! The ending is powerful – “Lingering changes our perspective, our goals, our inner gyroscope. Apply liberally” I love the use of gyroscope – thanks for sharing!

  9. Linger- my plan for my unbusy spring break! I love your sunrise description.

  10. Donna Smith says:

    Lingering certainly increases the possibility of seeing more than those glances. Beauty in your sunrise and your words. I’ve gone back up to the top of your post to linger a bit longer! Thank you.

  11. rdicarne says:

    Linger – I love how you use that word. Thanks for reminding me that I need to linger a little longer on the things that feed my soul and stop being in such a hurry.

  12. Veronica says:

    Really excited about this poem.

    Thank you so much for posting it!

  13. I like that word, linger, and your sentiments in the last two sentences of this slice.

  14. I really like how you started this. It was a fragmented and representative of the human mind.

  15. dandre3 says:

    A different perspective and OLW – Linger. What a perfect message to us all.

  16. ComputerBook says:

    I love the word linger. A different perspective and OLW – Linger.

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