Tuesday, May 12, 2009

another day in paradise

If you change the way you look at thing, the things you look at change.

when I was in austin I picked up a magnet with the above quote above, there was no credit given to who coined the expression, but googling it I found it is attributed to wayne dyer, a contemporary "motivational speaker" and "self-help book author". I would not be surprised however to find that he 'borrowed' the saying from some anceint proverb - it does has that feel about it.

today I'm heading out for day two of my week of jury duty. I wasn't called yesterday ...but who knows what will happen today. according to the bailiff who provided yesterday's orientation, the cleveland courts are among the busiest in the state of ohio. okay, gotta go, can't be late!


phil collins another day in paradise


photo: 'cleveland venus' by jim dine in front of the carl b. stokes u.s. courthouse, cleveland (oh, btw, I'm not at this courthouse)

17 comments:

barbs said...

Great city scape and I am not usually appreciative of cities. Have fun waiting with the jury pool - maybe you will meet some interesting new people. One can only hope!! LOL

Roy said...

Wow! That's a pretty cool-looking courthouse. Heh, heh! Here in Newport ours are early American (Federal style in this case) brick structures. We make up for a bland style with an abundance of history.

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Hope you have more than one good book to keep you company while you're swimming in the jury pool. What time do they let you leave each day that you're not selected for a jury?

R.L. Bourges said...

jury duty - that must be an interesting experience.

The quote itself may be from Monsieur Dyer but what he's expressing has been around for quite awhile and is an averred fact in perception - change your focus, you change your perception of the object itself (the most famous of these experiments being the 'Gestalt' of the vase becoming two profiles, for eg.)

Great song and couldn't help noticing that chilling poster in the vid: 'Please don't give to beggars, they cause traffic problems.' Right.
No further comments, Your Honor. :-)

Candie Bracci said...

Hi

Great pic and love this song

Have a nice day :)

willow said...

You know, I've never been called to jury duty.

Love the Dyer quote!

ArtSparker said...

They do it by phone here now, so you don't have to show up unless something is actually coming to trial. Then you do have to go through the whole being selected thing.

subtorp77 said...

Nice shot! Mom called called to jury duty( 1st time ever, in over 30 years of living here )! She can't serve due to her dialysis( and being legally blind doesn't help her to "see" the evidence ), so had to get a note from her doctor; she felt like a little kid. I've served on two panels and called up for a third( that I didn't serve on ). Interesting watching how the justice system can work, up close.

Steve said...

Wayne's observation is SO true.

Ronda Laveen said...

Love the angles you got on the buildings. The quote is so simply true.

Reya Mellicker said...

If you figure out a way to look at jury duty as a lovely thing (in a new way, I assume) then you are really getting somewhere!

Chris Wolf said...

love this song-it pushes me to help someone-I'm going to go make a call

Baino said...

Love the old church nestled among the skyscrapers. I love our cityscape too, must take a few more shots like that. Good luck with jury duty. A lot of waiting around for all accounts, Clare had to do it recently but wasn't selected.

tut-tut said...

D was once called to jury duty in another town in the county we lived in. The day he had to go was snowy, miserable. He finally got there, to find the main door locked. He went around to the side, gained entrance, only to find that the courthouse was no long a courthouse!

Lover of Life said...

I really like that saying. Neat looking cityscape.

Merle Sneed said...

Dude, I have jury duty on Thursday. Here in Hooterville we only have to go once, unless we are selected.

Love Phil Collins.

Coffee Messiah said...

Must be that time of year. I'm waiting for my turn in South Bend, which is only about 1 1/2 hrs away
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