Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

A beautiful, heartwarming, inspirational post on untangling life’s messes.

Southern Sea Muse

A hurricane deposited this tree which, years later, still sits on a nearby beach:


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Last week in a therapy session, a little child messed up my Newton’s Cradle (metal ball pendulum) by playing too roughly with it– it was a hopeless, tangled mess, like the tree roots above.

It was not the first time this happened to the pendulum, but certainly was the worst tangle I’d seen.

I tried not to show my dismay to the child, who picked up on it anyway and apologized profusely. “It’s okay, it was an accident…it can happen so easily,” I consoled.

I confess my first thought after dismay was to throw the mangled mess away. I didn’t believe I’d have the time, patience or hand-eye coordination to fix it.

Indeed, even WikiHow for “How to untangle a Newton’s Cradle” suggests the following for step one:


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About Rene Yoshi

Just a transplanted Okinawan-French Southern girl with a wee bit o' Irish, sharing photography and what I'm learning about spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions, and embracing God's matchless love, tender mercy, and amazing grace! View all posts by Rene Yoshi

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