Mistakes and opportunities

Moon and cable image
Here I was at last full moon taking pictures with my trusty Nikon. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get situated in a way that my little tripod could get a picture of the moon without the cable in front of it. How frustrating, right?

 But then I got this picture. And I saw it. A perfect representation of a mathematical chord. I remember this from ninth-grade math. And that got me to thinking. I had a geometry teacher who tried to drill into us that we needed to think differently – that we couldn’t just solve things by rote. We had to be innovative in order to come up with the solutions that once we saw them, proved logical and more inspired than what everyone else was doing. 

I’ve been wrestling with some issues in my business. I’ve been banging my head against a particular wall. But this photo and that memory of Judy Monday, my teacher, reminded me that I could think differently. 

I’m still in the process. I’m figuring it out, how to proceed, but I’ll get there. And I owe it all to this picture of the moon that, at first glance, looks like a mistake. Now, I see it for what it is –  prompt, a spark, an opportunity. 

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