Let There Be (F)light

The body,
Beautiful and amazing
The mind so sexy
The spirit or soul
Such a completely mystery
Intangible the power
When freeing the mind and body
And Just Be
What yesterday was impossible
Is today probable
Even solvable
No one knows where
Each tomorrow may lead
Or what we will see
Don’t ask why
Taste the pleasure
Taste taste the pain
Sweet is letting go
Delicious the unknown
As the spirit is
Free to fly

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Walk Into The Fire, Together We Will

Walk we do into the fire
not in solidarity
but rather in solitude
although together we can
extinguish the flames
of fear together.

Hold my hand of hope
and for ever
we shall be forever
free from the hate
that fear brings
on the cold
winter’s night.

Kiss me my darling
On my lips
Of change
For the night
Turns to day
Darkness to light
And, my dear
Tonight we are one
Without anyone
Able to chain us
Into their misery

For our freedom
Is free from any and all
External circumstance
Our peace it is eternal
For it resides within
So, no matter how hot
The heat may get
Burning boiling melting
The fire it is but
Extinguished with the passion
Of our touch

Together, love
Ours is beyond walls
No matter the differences
Between us, because we see
That together, love
Sets us free

Embrace It All?

Living life
without an ounce of gratitude
is living without realizing
the vast blessings
bestowed by life’s
givings

Living life
Being grateful for only what
has been so gratiously given
provides only half of
the vast blessings
bestowed by life’s
givings

Living life
Offering thanks for the pleasure
but not the pain the sun
but neglecting the rain
embraces not fully
the vast blessings
bestowed by life’s
givings

Living Life
With regard only to the wins
Celebrating only success
Grateful to only that
But not the full
bounty that is
life’s givings
bestowed
is to
embrace
all of
living life?

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I love being a goofball

I love being such a goofball!!!

Don’t you absolutely love laughing at yourself?

I provide myself quite a few opportunities! Today, I went through my neighborhood and asked everyone who was outside, “Do you need anything?” To a man (or woman) they all looked at me like I have four heads. Sometimes, I get that shake of the head like, “You are such an oddball.”

I do this anyway. I always ask, “do you need anything?” or “how can I support you?” Those are simply part of my vocabulary. I don’t see myself as being “good” by doing it but rather it’s something that feels completely natural. Do whatever feels good and feels natural, right? (Sometimes, not so much).

For me, I believe it is hereditary. Something in the gene pool, because my parents are absolutely radical when it comes to helping people – including total strangers. My sister she is always helping others.

For me, I like being a problem solver. I probably love making people laugh as much as anything there is. I enjoy that look when someone lights up from being excited, or that feeling that someone is smiling on the inside, to making someone blush to the point that her face completely changes color.

What does this to anything? It helps me provide a sense that someone may be the exact opposite of me, but maybe it is just in their DNA as well. That’s who they are.

Went for the most glorious walk a few minutes ago. Love long walks. Tonight, I was even more introspective than usual.

  •   The good thing that happens to one may be the bad thing that happens to another.

    It is the reason that I do not get excited when the hurricane misses me. Yes, I am extremely grateful beyond belief. I am equally humble that my relief is at someone else’s expense. That helps me stay grounded.

  • * Left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right……if you can’t see me right now, I am talking faster and faster as I go along.

    I, as of us this morning have made a commitment to myself to watch 0 hurricane coverage and news in general. Why? Because, I am preparing no matter what. I am going to be going through the same process. Is the news helping me or is it hurting me? For me, it is the latter. It creates anxiety in an already anxious time.

  •  What a beautiful sight it is, and I am taking it all in every ounce, every drop, every savory one to the very last that is all around me.

    It won’t be long when the landscape may very well be changed to the point of being unrecognizable. Granted, life is in constant flux and change so I practice being cognizant of the fact that when it comes to nature it is ever evolving and if we look close enough it’s not the same twice.

  •  What lesson do I need to learn?

    Life provides opportunities to better myself, so I’m learning more and more about perspective. What is important? What matters? Who matters? And, what is not? And, who is less so? Because, our time on this plane is such a precious gift. We can lose it, in a fraction of a heartbeat but we have already lost it if we don’t see the amazing gift it is.

    Life provides obstacles that helps me to provide introspection. How can I be better? As a person? As a human being? As a contributor to this planet? How am I serving? And, how am I hurting?

    Life provides a matter of perspective. We look at the calamity that is, whatever it may be but how often do we put it in perspective. For example, how much differently would be drive (if at all) if on the news every day it was provided in the most graphic of details every car accident that happened during the day. It would soon delve into the psyche that driving is not only dangerous but borderline insane And, yet how many of us on a daily basis get into the car without hesitation and without any regard of ramification that it may be the last time we are on the road again.

    I’m drunk.    While I may have never been drunk on alcohol, I’m drunk on the liquor of life. She is intoxicating. And, I can’t get it enough. I wouldn’t say I have a problem, but then again, maybe that means I do have one. But, then again, some things are better done in complete and utter excess, so I shall have me another and then another. Because, life, oh baby she is beautiful!!!!

 

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

We Are One

Tip for my  fellow Florida peeps: Have someone outside the emotional attachment who is a trusted friend who is also very rational in their thinking provide some feedback

Example: Yes, I was getting emotionally charged about my place even to the point of considering leaving. But, cooler heads prevail.

My next door neighbor is a fireman, his wife a nurse, my other next door neighbor is a retired police offer. I had the latter come and get his feedback as well as from a friend who is my trusted go to guy who has been through and seen everything there is. The result is unanimous. Stay put.

My house has one of the newest roofs in the neighborhood. I have a cement structure on a newer home. It is one story and a single car garage (a good thing right now). I have three safe rooms, not including my garage, which I can use as one as well.

So, here’s my point. Let cool heads prevail. Someone who is honest and will provide helping feedback – NOT HURTFUL, which is oh so prevalent right now.

For those who are concerned about us, we got this. We appreciate your concern, but worrying doesn’t help either of us.

For those that are religious – pray OR worry, but don’t do both. We will accept prayers, good will and positive vibes all day long. For those that are not religious, just send us the good tidings, and we will be grooving to that as well.

It won’t be pretty, but my neighbors have all ready said that we are all a community and after we will pull together to do what needs to be done to help one another. As a larger community, Florida will do the same. And, an even larger community beyond that, we as people will, no matter where we are we will be here for one another. I know it. We will need assistance from those in other areas to get back to normalcy, and we thank you in advance.

And, we are all facing one storm or another. Asia has flooding, we know what Houston went through, there are fires in multiple states, and we are all facing our own much more personal storms on an individual basis.

For me, I can offer my contribution through my writing. It’s what I do. Maybe it will help someone somewhere in a way that I could not imagine, because that is the power of our connectivity.

The more precarious the situation, the more it has a tendency to bring out the best and the worst in people (including myself). We have that in all of us. We are not immune, and what I have learned more than anything else in the last 24 hours is how Pro-Choice I am right now.

No. No. Not THAT Pro-Choice but the choices people by the thousand are making right now that are life and death that affects them and their families. There is not anyone I can think of who does not take their choice lightly. Whatever they decide for themselves and their family, they have done so with the best of intentions, including myself. It may not be what you would choose, but then again, what you choose may not be what others would either.

We are a community. When natural disasters strike there are zero borders. I have friends from all over the world, and have heard from many different countries, states, and down to a man (or woman) we all have one common goal – we all want to be safe.

And, can we all get naked for a second. We all die. All of us. Whether it is a storm or walking down the street, or whatever it may be. Most of us, we really don’t want to die right now, and some of us really love this life we are living and really want to continue on to even greater challenges that most likely lie ahead. Most of us will, and I know my next challenge will be better served because I did endure this one.

For myself, I like so many of us, I’m doing it alone and that in of itself has his positives and negatives. But, can I please just for a split second just ask if you, and I, if we could all take a deep breath. That’s probably enough. Take two or three deep breaths, including myself, and re-center ourselves because when cooler heads prevail, we are much sharper and less apt to make stupid mistakes (which we all make).

I do want to say thank you again for your thoughts and your well wishes. I can say for all of us, we are grateful and appreciative of each and every one’s kindness. Facebook is a global community, and one of the reasons I love this particular tool is what it provides us right now.

Wherever you are today, it is the day that maybe someone’s life may be helped by not being hurtful, because we all need a little help in one or another, and we all are in this together.

Peace my dearest friends.