A serious study in the importance of …



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Sometimes the right thing to do, to get a true feeling for the importance of contrasts, is to experience them yourself.

Certainly if one were to partake of an ice cream bar on a sunny day at the beach, one might be able to indeed compare the subtle and unique differences that can occur with contrasts. One might even say – up close and personal.


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 You find yourself enjoying the first few scintillating icy bites of rich chocolate and creamy vanilla ice cream, while sitting in the hot sun near the sandy beach contemplating the contrast of hot and cold.


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After a few bites, however you determine there are too many contrasts to be considered as the creamy melting ice cream glides over your lips and down your sand covered chin.

Wisely you decide contrasts are one thing, but a mouth full of delicious flavor suspends any further contemplation that one might wish to make on the matter. Your focus becomes the task at hand. Enjoying the delicious taste of an ice cream bar on a hot sunny day.

The study of contrasts is postponed for another day, maybe a rainy one, unless there are mud puddles. Ah, the never ending complexities of life to be considered.


Hope you’re having a great weekend,

~ Penny


13 thoughts on “A serious study in the importance of …

  1. Oh to be that young again and have life be so simple! Ok, don’t want to go back there myself but love the simple pleasures displayed so innocently across a young child’s face. Great post Penny!

  2. Lovely post Penny! Contrasts reminds me of the prayer of St. Francis:

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    Where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master,
    grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
    to be understood, as to understand;
    to be loved, as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive.
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

  3. Where on earth did you get these great photos? Perfect to accompany your prospective discussion on contrasts and the art of eating ice-cream! Adorable – have a wonderful weekend dearest Penny! xo RL

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