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Friday, July 1, 2011

GBE2: Blog on: Picture Prompt - Money Tree...



GBE2: Blog on:  Picture Prompt - Money Tree...

This week's blogging exercise is a picture prompt - Money Tree. I have already read a number of contributions from other bloggers here - they are all fantastic and have come at the subject from all directions. Gee, you haven't left much for me friends.
But the one theme that runs through each post is the meaning of the Money Tree. We may grow exasperated  telling our children or grandchildren that money doesn't grow on trees, or have you seen that Money Tree down the backyard? While you are there grab me a few leaves too!

The Money Tree is I think,  a societal  sublimable message of  an alternative form of income, such as Lotto, a flutter on the horses, a spin on the Roulette Wheel, or a hand of Blackjack. But of course every example is of total success - a breaking of the bank!

We are allowed to dream, to relax for a few moments from the responsibilities of making a living, bringing up a family and  facing reality.

There is nothing wrong about  having fantasies about being another tenant in Wall Street, or any other financial institutional headquarters in London, Sydney or Wellington, or of lying on the beach at Honolulu or the French Riviera. Just as long as we don't get paranoid about it!

So it is really back to earth and the reality of some football or skate that the children left in the hallway and nearly tripped you up as you were daydreaming and thinking about those Money Tree leaves down the backyard. Great thoughts though!


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11 comments:

Jenn said...

I enjoyed your post. I think it is okay to dream, "If I had a money tree...I would..." once in awhile. None of us ever expect to really find one...but we like thinking of the things we could do for others if we did. It's okay to escape momentarily...as long as we don't bank on it. (pun intended of course!) Cheers, Jenn

D Ana said...

You're correct. There is nothing wrong about dreaming what you can do with money. Who knows? Maybe one day a dream or two will come true. =D Eh, I'm a wishful thinker.

--Diana Jillian

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Just a little dream - an escape? Would be nice to take he famiy to Disneyland?

Brenda Stevens said...

"Just as long as we don't get paranoid about it!" now THAT cracked me up!!!!!!!!! : )

(oh i NEVER read the others first..hehe)

i love how you DREAM BIG!!

Word Nerd said...

Head in the clouds, feet on the ground. ;O)

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Thanks for your comments, Brenda. No paranoia and visit again!

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

head in the clouds, feet on the ground - definately Beth.

Joyce Lansky said...

Nothing wrong with dreaming.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

No, nothing wrong with dreaming Joyce.

Paula Martin said...

Great to dream - that's why I do the lottery every week. We all live in hope!

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

I have a little Lotto ticket each week too.