Always Possible – #1LinerWeds

Last week, I was in Burlington, MA for a short series of meetings. On Tuesday, I drove around at lunch. I was in search of a small café a friend had taken me to years ago, and, of course, I’m always on the lookout for interesting doors. The restaurant was in Lexington, but it has since closed. So, I drove to the Lexington Green for the doors I will share tomorrow.

In walking around the Green, I discovered one of those inspirational rocks that people sometimes paint and/or write on and leave behind for others. I know some of the bloggers I follow have created these and several have written about finding them. I have seen them before, but I never stopped to document the find – until now. I really liked the simple message on this stone:

Broken crayons still color

In case you’re worried about my going malnourished, I went back to the hotel for lunch – fish tacos and chowder. Sorry if the images make you hungry.

In other news, this might be as close to one line as I’ve ever been.


This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

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  1. Mmmm…fish tacos. But, that doesn’t look like a proper muffin to me. 🤔You know how I loved finding those rocks in Florida. We found only one here and it was on a recent walk. They are big into fairy houses here. Very nice message to take into Wednesday, day. Have a great one!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, and that is NOT a proper muffin. That’s like the little mini-pancakes we used to make with the batter that dripped off the ladle. I remember you liking these rocks. This was a nice message to find and I was happy to share it. I hope your Wednesday is over before you know it and you start your slide into the #free48!

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  2. Short and sweet today, huh? Sometimes a rock and fish tacos are all you need, Dan. I would eat those tacos for breakfast, although they probably taste better with a glass of beer.

    That’s a wonderful message coming from a rock and a tree. Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks Mary. I can do short and sweet, not one line short, but…

      I love those tacos. The fish is sitting on a bed of shredded cabbage – oh so good. They are better with a beer. Well, to tell you the truth, I’ve never researched the other options.

      I hope you have a great day!

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  3. Oh, my goodness, you beat me on fewer words this week! I’m impressed!!!!! I agree with you, that rock quote is very interesting, thanks for sharing. Glad you found nourishment too, that meal and the beer look delicious!

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  4. I love that quote! Going to have to remember that one. My grandsons and I have found the decorated rocks in the park near our house. That inspired us to create some of our own. Now we just have to wait for warmer weather to hide them!

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  5. I love the message on this rock, and I’m so glad you found it and shared it with us. I’ve never come across a rock with an inspirational message. I think it’s a really neat thing to do and to find. Lord knows we see enough ugly, hateful messages and symbols that people leave, this is a breath of fresh air.

    I think the bird on the tree branch above the squirrel is saying, “Where’s mine, sir?” Tell Maddie we have a lot, a LOT, of bunnies visiting our yard too. No mistaking when they’ve been here! Lol. Love seeing MuMu yelling at you Dan. She’s just trying to keep you on schedule doing your morning grooming chores so you won’t be late for work.

    Happy Hump Day.
    🐾Ginger🐾

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    1. It was such a good message to find, Ginger. It definitely seemed to make not finding the restaurant not seem so bad.

      The birds do get fed, but unless they steal a peanut, The Editor hands out their food from the front door. The squirrels find her out there, too.

      Maddie doesn’t understand why we “leave the bunny alone” but we are one of the safe-houses for bunnies around here. We have a couple of places they can hide and, apparently, we have some stuff they like to eat. I thought I planted those to grow up and be ornamental, but what do I know.

      MuMu made herself perfectly clear.

      I hope you’re having a great week.

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  6. I do love finding those rocks. When I was going for chemo, the nurses had rocks with little ‘pick me up’ messages on them hidden around the office. No one took them, though. We left them there for someone else to read the message and feel good. MuMu–I knew what you were saying–blurs and all!

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    1. That’s sweet! I only took a picture away from the green. I hope others find the message. It’s in a very good spot. MuMu made herself clear. She doesn’t sit still, so blurry is about as good as I can get with my phone. If I point my camera at her, she flees, instantly.

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  7. I never heard of message rocks, but I’m smitten by the idea. Now I want to leave a few for others to find and discover a some in my travels. And already I’m thinking of how I could weave the idea into a novel.
    Loved this post!

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    1. Now that’s truly taking inspiration from this rock, Mae – I love that! It’s certainly interesting how a random act of inspiration can make a difference in someone’s day. I felt better after seeing this.

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  8. Dan – the rock was resting and waiting in an appropriate spot. broken trees heal and broken crayons still color. not sure which i find more interesting – the gnarly tree or the message on the rock. either way it makes for a good wednesday. thanks

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  9. Thankfully I had breakfast not long before viewing your photos, so I didn’t get any hunger pangs. Hoever, I did enjoy the saying on the rock. Sometimes in the park, someone will have made one of those stacks of rocks that always make me feel I should be doing yoga or meditating. I’ve read that you’re not supposed to make those in national, and maybe state, parks. I imagine it could really change things if people started moving rocks all around.

    Anyway, thanks for brightening a dreary morning. Can’t wait to go out to work and find out whether we had freezing rain or not. :-( But it’s above freezing, so I think it will be fine

    janet

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    1. I’ve seen those little piles of rocks, and I remember reading about one man actually getting arrested for creating them. I’m not always sure of the meaning with those. I’ve seen several painted rocks, but this is the first I remember seeing with an inspirational message.

      I hope you found wet, not frozen when you stepped outside.

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    1. Thanks John. I don’t know if I could live in a place where I didn’t see contrails. It’s one of my favorite sights, and also one of our daughter’s. Those fish tacos might be the healthiest food I’ve shared here.

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  10. I was all set to eat clam chowder last Friday. Office Manager was gonna put in an order and go get it. Then the bosses got us pizza. Ugh. Still want chowder. The Mister’s making pancakes RIGHT NOW :P And fish tacos, man, I can’t even remember the last time. Long. Long ago. More than a year. Coastal living has its perks.
    Maddie and MuMu, cuties both, of course. Yes, I see her yelling. She’s not quiet, that’s a big meow.
    I like the rocks. Moo and I have gathered some and we keep saying we’ll paint them. One day :) I find it cheerful to encounter them.

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    1. I try clam chowder everywhere I go, but this restaraunt’s is very good, and those are my favorite fish tacos. It’s funny though, I also like the fish tacos at the bar in concourse G at MSP – airport food, but good tacos.

      Mmmmm pancakes. I like having pancakes for dinner.

      MuMu is a loudmouth, but she’s a sweetheart.

      If you worry about painting those rocks, remember that I really enjoyed seeing this one :)

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  11. Oh I knew I shouldn’t look! Dang! I didn’t expect the fish in the tacos to be batter fried. And here I was, thinking I could have a variation of that lunch. Sigh… ;)
    I love the broken crayons rock. It’s marvelous. Seeing the furry kids is a bonus. Hugs.

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    1. Actually, they give you the choice of fried or grilled fish in those tacos. You could easily make your own. It’s a soft corn tortilla and the fish sits on a bed of shredded cabbage. The sauce (your choice) is on the side.

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      1. It was the batter that did me in… Grilled just won’t do after seeing that. LOL.
        Did fish tacos start in San Diego? I think I was told that back in Albuquerque — that was where I first had them. Those were grilled, and as you describe. I’ve made my own a few times, but I don’t batter anything. It’s difficult with my egg allergy, not to mention the huge mess…

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        1. I first discovered them in Florida, but I think they were available elsewhere by then. I was reluctant to try them but I’ve had them in several places and I do like them.

          Egg allergy? That might be too much for me to desk with. Now I feel bad about all the breakfast pictures I’ve shared.

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  12. I love that rock! And why don’t you like the mini cornbread muffins? I like how you describe how the town and the people in Lexington responded after the centennial event. Great post, Dan.

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    1. Thanks Jennie. I guess what I don’t like about the muffins is that they cut one in half and serve it with a large bowl of chowder. They are good, but I wish they were bigger (or maybe give you two or three) and butter, cornbread needs butter.

      The rock, though, that’s the best!

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      1. Ah, now I understand. Yes, a puny half cornbread could work for a cup of chowder, but a bowl needs the full muffin, maybe more – with butter. The deli department at the grocery stores here have the best corn muffins! Warmed and served with chili is my favorite. Toasted with eggs for breakfast is hubby’s favorite. 🙂

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