Agoura Hills

02022-02-11 | Photos, Touring | 4 comments

An image from my morning walk.
Listened to a podcast about attention that I thought was brilliant. Lots of food for thought.
Yesterday I finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God, a beautiful novel by Zora Neale Hurston. It has the kind of sentences that prompt a sharp intake of breath and putting down of the book for a moment of reflection.

Check out this amazing photo of shadows in the desert. In fact, the whole website of the photographer Georg Steinmetz is full of spectacular images!


  1. JaneParhamKatz

    Ottmar, what a scrumptious photo, with the fabulous exaggerated leaf shadows trying to break free to experience the sensual texture of that beautiful wall!

    But that podcast you linked! I felt the knots that are choking and smothering my very life were spread out, examined, and untangled so that I can break free! I hope everyone listens.

    • ottmar

      Right!?!?! I have Johann’s book on hold and can’t wait to dive into it.

      • JaneParhamKatz

        I ordered his other book called LOST FOCUS which was also listed as STOLEN FOCUS, cause you know I couldn’t wait for the one on pre-order. :-)

  2. anne

    yep- amazing photo’s tks for sharing. Good podcast too

    the podcast reminds me about different listening styles – 1. reactive “already” listening; Listening about and 2. Proactive “generated” listening; Listening for.

    For example – reactive listening ; agree/disagree, what’s the point, whats the answer , how can i fix it, find the fault , I already know, , etc

    Generated – listening for-
    alignment, coordinated action , mutual appreciation and respect, shared understanding ….holding space …
    it’s a deeper listening


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