12 December 2013

Perspective

Thursday, a day after a lottery drawing is a day of relief as the disappoint drips while new dreams form like icicles on an old scrolled Victorian gutter decoration. Time would be better spent finding pieces of tinsel stuck to scarves from last year's holiday season than thinking of what numbers mean the most to you. Its all chance, 50 - 50, win or lose. Can you extract yourself from the institutionalization of state run gambling? Not help the education fund? Will next years report test scores in your school district are down be your fault because you didn't buy a lottery ticket?
Of course not.



Its more realistic to think of making money from my Sidewalk Series of photos, paintings and poems than I will from the lottery. Instead of searching for those special numbers, I can invest my time creating. Yet, the lottery nag whispers, "What's a few dollars? Buy a ticket for the largest jackpot, one ticket, your chance. You could win a mountain of money!"




If that joy is the want, then all one has to do is look around to find a smile or something that will bring happiness.
Those (photo left) are real Green Mountains, free to look at.

8 comments:

  1. Heavy Sigh...no lottery win here, either. Love the mountains! Happy Thursday - Tanya

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  2. Hello Tanya,
    Love your Las Vegas holiday decoration posts on your blog! Its like there is a real holiday wonderland on Earth.
    Happy Thursday!

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  3. Dear Maywyn - this is a lovely post...I think my friend you truly know that money can never buy happiness - I think what is inside us is where joy is found. Have a beautiful day looking on those gorgeous Green Mountains.

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      Thank you for the kind words. I hope you have a wonderful day, and a great week-end.

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  4. You have it right ...it is not the lottery that brings happiness....it is doing what you love and being aware of small joys...no risk and lots of enjoyment especially. when shared with blogger friends.

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    1. Hi Dee,
      Snowing here. Wishing you a great week-end

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  5. Beautiful mountains-and I think creativity is more joyful than having too much money anyway....

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    1. Hello Debra,
      The mountains are well covered with snow today with more on the way. I'm making macaroni salad in case the electricity goes out.

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