Greener Grass

It’s the first day of a new month and I caught sight of the ‘September’ page of a calendar pinned up behind the counter of a shop. The page featured a picture of a semi-rural street cast in mellow, early-autumn sunshine. The scene was half familiar, but then it did feature the characteristics of many of the villages and small towns in my region: dry-stone walling; old, stone-built, slate-roofed houses, closely built in a huddle; a background roll of hillside and moorland…

I wish I lived there, I thought enviously, it’s pretty, and it looks so peaceful.

I moved in closer to read the caption. It was a shot of my own town. I do live there. The perspective from which it was taken was simply one I was not familiar with.

There’s a lesson in that somewhere.

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BCE)

“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou (‎1951 – 2014)

View of Pendle Hill, near my home








Photo credit: Horse, Pendle Hill, Pixabay


9 thoughts on “Greener Grass

  1. Beautiful. Such a metaphor for life, that idea that we wish we could live there versus realizing we DO and CAN live there. In peace, that is.

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    1. Yes, if we realised what a minority we are in the world, living without conflict or threat of conflict, we may appreciate that more.

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  2. This is so true… ❤️

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  3. To think the picture was your own Town! Me being me I’d take my camera and find the exact spot from which it was taken…………………. lol I’m easily occupied!!!! 😀

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    1. Think they must have climbed onto someone’s roof to take it! That would be dedication.

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  4. This is so true. We always find the things interesting that we don’t have. Strange though but it’s human nature. Loved the post 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, ‘count your blessings’ may be a cliché, but it’s essential.

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      1. It’s truly essential. Rightly said 🙂

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