The Grand Scheme

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge asks “Where do you belong?” and the challenge is to “show us your Place in the World  … give us a glimpse of who you are in the grand scheme of things.”

In the grand scheme of things… hmm.

To begin with, my place in the world is under the sun.


That’s the grand scheme part. But where do I belong?

I belong in the space where the currant bush that was given to me by my sister grows.


I belong where I can watch the changing of the seasons on an ivy-covered wall.


I belong where wildlife visitors are welcome to drop in (with some notable exceptions, i.e. rodents and wasps).


I belong where I can share a red table, a blue chair and a quasi-green lawn with a white dog.


The place where I feel most at home is — well, at home.

But in the grander scheme, my thoughts and energy, and even these words I’m typing right now reach far beyond the expanse of greenery that surrounds my home. So for a glimpse of who I am, get a glimpse of who you are, and there you will find me, too.


Unless you’re a rodent. Or a wasp.


About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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8 Responses to The Grand Scheme

  1. maamej says:

    Lovely selection of pics & I like your closing lines.

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  2. Peggy Lemmer says:

    No snakes allowed either! The rest is wonderful. Especially the white dog. 🙂

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    • Maggie C says:

      I hardly ever see snakes here, but they’re harmless. What I should have added to the list was spiders, but outside of the house, if they leave me alone, I leave them alone. Although depending on how creepy they look, the definition of “leaving alone” can change.


  3. Mabel Kwong says:

    Where do I belong? Such a thought provoking question, and your photos do line up very well with the question. Those currants look delicious, ready to eat 🙂 There is no place like home where you can feel comfortable, relaxed and just be yourself 🙂

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  4. What a lovely post and closing thought. And I don’t mean the one about the wasp. I guess I have, haven’t I. Found you there. And we’re having a blast.

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