You and I were taking our first stroll through Botanic Gardens since my knee replacement surgery and it was like old times! As we always do after we walk out of the visitors center, we swung right to walk down to the water through the Ellipse with it's brilliantly colored mums contrasting with the boxwood hedges. It's fall at the Garden. I am glad we didn't miss it! Down by the water, we noticed the mostly red and a little bit of green plant life on the waterâ€™s surface. I hadnâ€™t seen this before. â€œTake a close up of the red and green on the water." I said. â€œOh, now take one that shows more perspective or weâ€™ll never remember what this was.â€ "I think itâ€™s kind of like life," I said. "You know when Iâ€™m in the middle of it all, and I canâ€™t see how this is going to fit in with the rest of my life and have NO perspective . . . And I need someone like you to help me see the bigger picture. And then I got to thinking today about how sometimes Iâ€™m not ready to hear another perspective. It makes me feel like you are trying to fix me, so Iâ€™ll feel better and youâ€™ll feel better. Sometimes the best you can do is â€œbe with meâ€ and believe for me until I can begin to believe again. And Honey, you have gotten really good at that. We're both learning together and I love being on this journey of life with you. Love, Me As always your comments/thoughts are welcomed here. joining with Unforced Rhythms & Kelli Woodward - And excellent post today "Pain as a Bridge." Take time to read it. You'll be blessed.