A Thousand Words, Again

I am traveling for the next 10 days and will not have regular internet access. It is a business trip, not pleasure, so I don’t even know if I will get some nice travel photos to share with you. Maybe I will write a couple of blog posts about the airports I pass through.

While I am gone I thought i would re-post some of my favourites (and some of your  favourites) because I think it is nice to have something for you to read every morning. If you read the post before I hope you don’t mind seeing it again. If you missed it, I hope you enjoy it this time. We’ll start with a picture that was one of my favourite shots from last summer’s vacation.

Perhaps the shade gives an illusion, but the grass really isn't greener on the other side of this fence.

Perhaps the shade gives an illusion, but the grass really isn’t greener on the other side of this fence.

If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then I don’t need to say too much today.

Maybe it’s my eyes, but taking the shade into account, I don’t think the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence. But obviously this cow in Bayeux, France, thought that it was, sticking her head through the barbed wire to get at it.

Which got me to thinking about human nature. We always seem to want what we do not have, no matter how good our present situation. There was a field of grass for the cow to eat; it all looked pretty good to me. Some of it, outside of this picture, was also in the shade. I would think that for the cow, sticking her head through a barbed wire fence carried with it a certain amount of risk, some possible pain – and for no real reward. Dare I say it was a stupid thing to do?

I laughed at the cow because it was a funny sight. I don’t laugh when I see people doing the same thing. I do hope most of us are smarter than that cow. Especially you.

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