Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

To cease the sailing of destiny ~

Along a sea of blue, we sailed on endlessly ~            
Having dreams that others, would join our sailing too.     
The thoughts we share so seamlessly ~       
Give rise to all we do.                           

Along a 'see' of life, and of it's destiny ~
As we are moving faster, than light would have us know.  
A treasure offered you and me ~           
Completed long ago.

Shadows casting darkly, on rocky shoals below ~
We need not fear the presence or absence of life.
To cease in all the worlds we know ~
We cease with all the strife.

~ Or if you prefer... a song ~

Friday, January 9, 2015

Late night tune - get your earplugs!

It's warmer than last night, but not by much. Yes, I'm whining! I want to kick back and daydream of a tropical isle, but Bruce Springsteen keeps getting in my way. Do you ever get a song stuck in your head, and it goes round and round? Tonight I have that problem. Since I can't get to sleep.... I decided to post it on here. Maybe I'll play it over and over, and overdose on Bruce.

Teddy doesn't care. He's copacetic staring at the fire. Do you think Teddy is real? Oh never mind - another story - another time. Back to Bruce. Now, he's real. I even thought I'd find a song about cold weather, and it might shut Bruce up... in my head. No.

I think what got me thinking about this song, was a comment from my friend, Dezmond. We were talking about radiator heaters. I recalled living in an apartment building which had them, which reminded me of living on the top floor, which reminded me of the many times I would play Bruce Springsteen... whew! Okay, that sounds a bit insane...

Let's just hope I get sleepy soon. You don't want to know my second choice. Not tonight! Maybe I'll run up and down the basement steps a few times. After all, I was, Born to Run!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday wrap up ~ a red letter date!

Don't you love red roses?

Another week, and no visit to the "airport overlook" to watch the airplanes. We so miss those adventures, and the lady who sells roasted marshmallows. But it's too cold!! We'll have to be content to watch them fly over the house. When Teddy and I woke up at 6 a.m., it was 13 degrees F/ -11 C outside. That nice warm fire had left some cozy embers, which spoke to me: "Stir me, stir me, add some wood, I'll live again!" I promptly obeyed. And before some of you say to me, "Oh, that's not cold... we were down to -114 last night...  let me say, "lucky you!"

Okay ~ this is indeed a red letter date! For once dcrelief has a New Year's resolution. You heard me; one I think I can finally keep. Here it is -  wotcha think?

Rambling on ~ I love red coats. I began to think my current coat might be a bit out of date. So Teddy and I took a trip online, and what we saw changed our minds. My goodness, I bought this same coat five years ago for $2.79. It was an 'end of winter' coat sale at Goodwill. Here it was posted as a 1960's Vintage corduroy - in red! (40 bucks!) What? I've been popping that thing in the washer/dryer every year! It's in great shape. So I'll continue wrapping up in this... I figure I'm so far out of date, I'm almost current again!

Lastly ~ This has been one of those weeks of frustration over itty-bitty stuff. The big stuff somehow gets resolved, but the small stuff...sigh.  So I'm sharing a cute little 'pithy saying' with photo. Right now I'm using it as a screensaver. Every time I look at the child's face, I wonder, "who decided to use a child for this saying, and why?" Think about it... all of their stuff seems itty-bitty to the adults... but not to them. ~And, if they're watching to see how adults handle issues? Go ahead, and insert your own child's photo. Make it your screensaver. It might make you think twice about how to wrap up the little stuff! Or help them to wrap up theirs.(smile).

Come on Theodore ~ back to the lovely fireplace. The peanut butter cookies are up! Everybody sing, "Off we go into the wild blue yonder... flying high, into the sky...". Milk, Teddy?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

it's a teddy night

Teddy and I love the warm glow of the fire.
We stare into the flames and imaginations soar.
Our dreams take us higher, and still higher.
While we remain ever grounded on the floor.

We wish you warmth in your heart.
A good friend who likes to share.
Laughter that plays a special part.
And sweet dreams without a care.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is

Learn to live... so you can live to learn... so you can learn to live...

Another place...

There was a big shake up for me this week. It caught me totally off guard and unprepared. It shocked me, it saddened me, and for a moment it even angered me. Since attitude is everything, I figured I might as well get over it. In fact, I think it upset more of 'them' than it did me.

What happened? The homeless shelter where I volunteer is operated by three different churches. Their policy requires you to be a member of one of them in order to participate as a volunteer. So when I withdrew my membership at one of the churches,  it disqualified me. I simply did not realize that would happen. It's not something I even thought about.

The more I think about it, though the better I feel about it. I'll simply state that my life has been leading me to this point for the last three years. I cannot be someone else definition of church or religion. Though I am Christian, I have a different understanding, and would never wish anyone ill. I will always love them but I cannot remain with them. And I don't want to turn this into some topic of Church vs anything else. There are other places where I might find the kingdom of my Creator. He's the only one that knows people's hearts... knows what they do and don't want. He knows me... and still loves me. There will be another shelter or volunteer place, or something.

Now I'm going to let it go... "This too, shall pass"...  be that cannonball I wrote about yesterday. I'm also going to play one of my favorite songs. I don't remember much about the movie it came from, but the song was a parental favorite. I seemed to have inherited their love for it... and it's not about cold weather - yay!

Thanks for reading, as this is not something I normally touch on.

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