friends

Rest

Today I thought I’d rest

but my friend called.

We talked for almost 3 hrs.

All very important stuff,

of course.

But rest was avoided with

such stimulation.

I know I will be plenty

rested when it comes time

to do my work & activities.

I just need to let all concern

over that go, and all will

be well.

It’s funny how our minds like

to work overtime for no

extra pay.

I should love my work that

much!

Maybe I do but I still need

to get paid or they won’t

give me the food I need at

the market.  At least, I haven’t

tried to get it for free yet.

Rest is the test.  If you

do, you feel great!

If not, heaven help you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!! 100 Birthdays !!

My friend invited me to

his mom’s 100th birthday

party!!  Relatives-very

elderly relatives

themselves–came

thousands of miles

to be in his mom’s

backyard this afternoon.

I felt so honored to be

welcomed into their

presence.

I met the most interesting

people!  I was willing to

take risks, and, as always,

was rewarded.

I’m ready, as much as I’m

capable, and at a step at a

time, to rearrange my life

to reflect my new awareness,

it seems, that is dawning or

beginning to dawn on

me.  I want to be

braver, living my

life without later regrets.

Some way, I will

be able to change

my tack, heading

off in a new direction.

I’m glad I went.

Very rich experience.

 

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Rapport

Said hello

and goodbye

and in between

2 hours evaporated

into what seemed

like a few seconds.

Actually, timelessness.

There seemed no time

involved.

I was so totally engrossed

& involved in effortless

conversation.

I found myself eloquently

fluent in my expression

of words and even more

so between the lines.

I tapped into a source

I couldn’t have broke

into before.

Somehow, I found

my way into and out

of my creative genius

without trying.  The

ideas and words just came

to me & no matter

how difficult the concept

initially seemed to

convey, I did it with

ease, rarely reaching

for a word I couldn’t

find.

 

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Live and Let Live

The Dark Hedges. Rural Beech tree lined road in Ireland.

The Dark Hedges. Rural Beech tree lined road in Ireland.

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I wish I could flick a

switch and be changed.

I think I have all the

answers–no matter how

many times I change

my mind–I think I’m

always right(eous) and

my answers would be

good for you.  Maybe.

But I don’t leave room

for the “unknown”,

“miracles”, if you will

because they’re so

uncommon or even rare

to non-existent.

Anyone can be the first.

So it’s a learned “defect”

I would even call it–in

relationships, esp.

Learned because my young,

innocent self didn’t think

this way.  It didn’t seek to

convince as much as share.

At least I see it.

I want to be helpful–not a

chain around someone’s

neck.

I need to leave room for

“the other” not being me.

Having a different

road to travel, yet we

can still walk it together.

 

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Friendship

I want to enter into &

merge with your feelings.

I want a connection, a bond

to form,  unlike any I’ve ever

had before.

Those were tentative.  The

back door was always open.

Ready to be dashed out of at any

moment.  For an escape

of commitment.

How injurious of myself

to hesitate, to risk entering

into a feeling partnership

with another–at least

initially–to form a

basis for a stronger bond.

I must be easy on myself,

not ever having bared that

vulnerable part of myself

much in my life.

‘Mistakes’ of fear & hiding

as so painful.  Much

more so than opening

I would think when I have

the courage to do it.

I’m ready to start

practicing.  Any other

way is just too painful

to run from.

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field friends

I love the doves.

I love the mockingbirds.

The hawks.

The ducks, the geese.

The quiet, swaying

in hawk-like circles,

swallows.

More wing beats, though.

The lazy turtles,

more shy than

other animals with

fast-get-away wings.

All the other unnamed

birds I don’t know the

names of.

It’s just part

of why I like to

walk in nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Off The Beaten Track

Haven’t seen my friend for a while.

Or talked.

We explode, implode–very volatile

energy

when we meet.

One topic is exhaustive–all

we talk about.

Arguments flail the air–

our strong feelings of being

“right” front & center.

So I suggest: what other

interests do you have, I might

share?

That’s his homework.

A one-track life gets pretty

boring.

I am open to finding some

new interests myself,

so I may have more

varied topics of

conversation with

like-minded souls.

 

 

 

 

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Walk into Fear

Not to walk in to the fires of fear

is a sure death sentence for the

soul, and the life of the being.

The fear will not leave until you

face it.  And then it may only lessen.

Repeat lessons are usually in order

and you get better with practice.

That’s the way for most of us.  Non-

Mozarts.  It always seems to be going

nowhere to us and the progress we

expect.  But down the road, a meeting

with a friend you haven’t see in a while

highlights your here-to-fore unawareness

of how beautifully you’ve changed.

It’s good to go for what you want.  Not let

outside forces affect your steps.  Or your

mind cajoleing you in wayward directions.

You may get singed.  Most steps going

anywhere can’t avoid it.  Your thin skin will

become thicker and you won’t be thrown

off so easily anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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fun

everyday

every one

counts

no “free” days

unless you plan to live

forever

and avoid getting run

over

by a mack truck

so give yourself a flower

a fruit

enjoy the chocolate

go to bed early

unless it’s late

then go to bed now

message your friends

tell them you care

& you’re still here

alive & well

if you are

everyday

do something fun

decadent for yourself

because life is for

having fun

in case you hadn’t

noticed

or you’ve been too

busy to do that

fun is what it’s

all about

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angularity

If I was a grasshopper

or a praying mantis

I’d work on my grooming

and polish my angular

head.

Who knows when another

of ‘my kind’ will appear

before my eyes dazzling

us both with our uniqueness.

We wouldn’t bug each other

as much if we weren’t bugs.

Our lives will be short

so we will make the

most of our days in the sun.

Food might not always

be plentiful but we will

make it through.

Nature is our source &

savior.

As long as we’re needed on

the planet, we will be here.

It’s good to go through

life with another angular

head who understands

you.

Peacock feathers

Peacock feathers

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