Thoughts from balconies
Oct. 11, 2011
From edge to edge of my peripherals the night sky lay on a collage of city lights.
The white ball reflects its influence against this vast expanse of cotton and heights.
I envy the moon because it has its place in this world.
I look up because the view is beautifully, simple.
I look down and the world jumps on me like a jungle.
Let the wind course through my veins.
When i wake, maybe i’ll be free of my chains.
How do you get a tree off your front yard?
Sept. 27, 2011. Winds blew like crazy. Next thing you know, you’ve got a tree laying on your front yard and twigs all over the place. Now, what do we do with a tree? I bet that’s what this guy is thinking. Well, it’s either you want it or you don’t. If you want it, then status quo; a giant tree resting on your gate can make for a pretty impressive home decor material. Plus you get to have an instant conversation starter when you have guests over, right?
If you don’t want it, then here’s where it gets a little more challenging. I’m thinking if you’re really not open to having a humongous tree on your gate, then you’ve got to chop it off. I’m talking about a tree’s worst nightmare here—a badass chainsaw. And I have already gone out of my way to find you one! With only 5,000 pesos you get to bring home your very own chainsaw here.
Of course you would also need something to transport all the parts of the tree you’ve just murdered out of your house. You can do that with 2,000 pesos and by hiring a truck here.
So why am I rambling about a tree? Nothing in life happens the way we want. A giant dead tree of major hassle doesn’t often find its way into your lawn. Some fall on other people’s lawn more often than yours. But it’s our job to gauge if the situation is really a problem or not. You can choose to think that this tree had its mind set on getting on your nerve. Or simply accept a falling tree and move on with your next steps. One thing I’m still working on is accepting that life moves in a forever changing direction. And if I fail to accept life as it is, I’ll be stuck in this ball of misery. I’m still figuring out how to be happy in an ever changing life with a positive vibe.
When I started working after college, I had the privilege of someone sharing to me this piece of advice. He said, “You don’t have to know/do everything yourself when solving a problem. You just have to know where to look and find the right resources.” Following this line of thought, you’d also need someone to chop off that tree if you can’t do it yourself here.
Have a good day!