Most of the last few days have been sunrise free, but this morning I got lucky, no fog and no clouds.
Some nice clouds can make for a great sunrise, but they can also hide the sun completely as they have recently.
As we were driving out of the neighborhood the other day, we saw a neighbor and as is our customer we waved.
We knew before we waved that this particular neighbor would not wave back. It brought to mind the recent story of the man who had been wrongfully imprisoned for twenty five years. Our minister actually mentioned it in yesterday's sermon.
A television interviewer could not believe that the man wasn't completely bitter over the experience. The man responded by saying that being that bitter just eats you up. He is absolutely right.
None of us on the hill can figure out why our neighbor won't wave. He's been like that for years. Whatever we did has been eating away at him to the point, he cannot even manage a wave.
I once was in a partnership that went south. I eventually sold my portion and moved. Something in the business transaction caused my former partner to not like me, but I never knew what it was.
Since I valued the person's friendship, I took a trip back a few years later and tried to find out what I had done to make the person angry so I could correct the problem. All I got from him were a few grunts which I guess was appropriate for bottled up anger. I gave up on the friendship.
Over the years, especially in corporate American, I have had plenty of bad things done to me, and perhaps some folks think that I did some bad things to them.
One of the lessons that I have learned is that you need to let that stuff go. While I might shake my head at some of the antics of Apple's management, I have long ago given up being bitter about being shown the door at Apple because I complained about unethical behavior there.
I have had a lot of fun writing Applepeels. It was a good way of letting go. If you are in the business world, at some point you will get shafted no matter whether it is a large company or a small company.
You cannot let those things eat away at you, you have to take the next step and get on with you life. It is the only sane thing to do.
The recent drought of View from the Mountain posts has been due to some all consuming web work. I have completely revamped my CoastalNC.org site and my Coastal Real Estate site. I hope that I have created a better user experience and made the information easier to find.
You can see some of the results of my work in the clickable buttons to my sites that are now in this blog's side panel.