The grass is greener

By ARM
India
July 14, 2018 11:19pm CST
That's what they say when we are not satisfied with our situation and envy other's position. ......... But the green green grass in my picture didn't raise any such feelings in me. Yesterday ,I visited this mission hospital and as I walked around the green overgrown field it was a trip down memory lane. Some old residences where still there and I looked wistfully from outside seeing the past unfolding like a motion picture.... memories, sad ones, glad ones. A few old ones were torn down and tall buildings occupied it's place. Lots of workers mowing and cutting the grass and vegetation. They looked curiously at this middle aged lady clicking random shots of the surroundings....I shared these later with my friends who were part of these.. Nostalgia is a two edged sword.
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@andriaperry (58894)
• United States
15 Jul
I love this photo
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• India
15 Jul
I love it too...For the green green grass and because it is the green green grass of home...There a song by this title
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@Hannihar (42176)
16 Jul
@responsiveme Yes there is a song with Green Grass of Home.
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
15 Jul
It looks like we can have a picnic here. It has been a long time that I haven't tried this.
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• India
15 Jul
We used to picnic, run races, and generally have a grand time
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
15 Jul
@responsiveme I do like this kind of grassy view.
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• India
15 Jul
@Shavkat I like it too
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
Nostalgia is always a two-edged sword. I'm glad you had a good visit to the mission.
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• India
15 Jul
I did, thank you
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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@ptrikha_2 (10316)
• India
29 Jul
@just4him I do agree !
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
I know what you mean, I like to go to see places where I lived when I was young. Beautiful picture.
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• India
15 Jul
It was a good visit for me . Do you often get to visit those places you lived as a child? For me it does not happen very often
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• India
15 Jul
@LadyDuck the memories were both sweet and sad ,I guess.
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@responsiveme Memories are never only sweet, too many things come back to your mind.
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@TRBRocks420 (82802)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Jul
I never wanted any grass except what's mine.
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• India
15 Jul
That's the best way,really. Contentment beats everything
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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@sol_cee (17416)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
15 Jul
The green, green grass of home.
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• India
15 Jul
Yes, it's good to touch the green green grass of home And the memories did reach out their arms to touch me...
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@sunrisefan (20186)
• Philippines
15 Jul
Sing it Madam Sol :)
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@sol_cee (17416)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
15 Jul
@sunrisefan perfect karaoke song on a Sunday!
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@Hannihar (42176)
16 Jul
@responsiveme They say the grass is greener on the other side is not always true. The green is very pretty in the picture. Did any of the people watching you snap the pictures recognize you?
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• India
16 Jul
No, they were temporary field workers and young people. I had gone back there after maybe 25 years
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@Hannihar (42176)
16 Jul
@responsiveme Too bad it wasn't anyone that remembered you.
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@dgobucks226 (13821)
17 Jul
Yes Hanni, the grass is not always greener. Reminds me of another quote; Be Careful What You Wish For." Life is what we make of it, it falls on us to live it well....
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@allknowing (69483)
• India
16 Jul
I visited my native place after years and could not recognise it
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• India
16 Jul
That happens, I feel so bad to see huge constructions coming up in my native place . That's why this little bit was such a lovely sight
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@allknowing (69483)
• India
16 Jul
@responsiveme That will disappear too
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
• Preston, England
15 Jul
I get quite wistful revisiting places from my past
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• India
15 Jul
As I said ...It made me smile, it made me drop a silent tear ..For people and places gone by
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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@YrNemo (14719)
15 Jul
When I was a child, I was real worried that one day I would be described as a 'middle aged" person. Alas, I am one now... (The word sounds so sad somehow to me .)
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• India
16 Jul
I can't help but call myself that term....No longer do people address me as baideu ,that is elder sister ,it has become the dreaded word aunty....Ha ha
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@YrNemo (14719)
16 Jul
@responsiveme The first time a child addressed me with the respectable word 'Madam'/'Grandma' I almost had a heart attack. I looked around, tried to see if she was talking to someone else. when I realized she was talking to me.
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• India
16 Jul
@YrNemo he he... I have a story about that too....Now it seems it's an universal phenomenon.
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@rebelann (42833)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jul
Nostalgia is normal, I do it all the time here on Mylot when I post the pictures of my past furbabies. I just want to share the joy they gave me and hopefully I won't get lost in the past.
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• India
16 Jul
Nostalgia is good but only in between . I am lucky if I can look back and smile.
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@rebelann (42833)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jul
That's the thing about nostalgia @responsiveme along with the smiles comes the sadness, it's inevitable.
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• India
16 Jul
@rebelann I accept that
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
19 Jul
Indeed, it is not always greener on the other side. I experience liking to work abroad too, after a year after resigning from my job at the bank, However, hubby and our daughter who was just a kid then, don't like me to. They said they don't like to live abroad since we want us to migrate. They said they like it here and we can live here comfortably and simply. I realized they were so correct.
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• India
19 Jul
I am glad you all have found happiness at home
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
20 Jul
@responsiveme Yes, and I learned how to live simply, unlike when I was still working at the bank, when my standards of living is a bit higher.
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jul
Wow! Beautiful pictures! I love it!
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• India
15 Jul
Thanks, it's very lush and countryside
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@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jul
@responsiveme yes that's true. You're welcome
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
@dgobucks226 (13821)
17 Jul
Memories can be bittersweet can't they. I am always saddened when anything which became so special in my life is either changed or gone. Whether it is from my childhood or recent occurrence it is always hard to accept...
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• India
18 Jul
But acceptance is a must, to go forward. A person once told me that first you got to accept a situation,only then you can look for ways to change it to your liking and even then for some things , you got to accept the change
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@dgobucks226 (13821)
19 Jul
@responsiveme Yes, one must accept or stay stuck in the past, very true ARM
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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@JustBhem (42989)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jul
If you think that you are not happy with the job we have, we always say this - looking for greener pasture. This photo looks like good for a picnic or flying with a kite.
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• India
16 Jul
Thanks for that expression . That is another expression that has green in it. We used to do all the things you mentioned
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@JustBhem (42989)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jul
@responsiveme I miss that thing, it's been a long time since I haven't experienced a picnic.
@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
• French Southern Territories
15 Jul
I always feel like the grass is yellow and not green on the other side. Which means that everyone has problems; only we don't see it or they hide it without knowledge. The green grass is seeing things on a positive stance, and I'm always grateful to see green all the time.
• India
16 Jul
Good for you. You are positive
• French Southern Territories
16 Jul
@responsiveme I try, even when the sun sets.
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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@LeaPea2417 (22061)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jul
Yes, I when I visit places I have not been in awhile (that I use to go to a lot), I do have many memories flood back.
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• India
15 Jul
It's good to go back at times
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@LeaPea2417 (22061)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Jul
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 Jul
i love to sleep in grass but Dirty
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• India
21 Jul
You can brush it off..Only thing is insects
@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Jul
It sure is green there physically and may it be in your life as well.
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• India
18 Jul
Thank you for the wishes
@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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• United States
16 Jul
Very pretty picture and yes nostalgia can be a two edged sword
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• India
16 Jul
I loved the greenery growing wild.
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Jul
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