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waku,Japan 2016

Sterling, handsome young man, caught in a suit.  Would we think this was the norm…  we could, he carries it so well. Confident, charming, years from now, this will be what was in 2016 on the day that picture was taken, it will not reflect anything else, but that moment in time.  We are often reminded of what was back in … pick  a year, any year…  What we discover is, that what was back then, although still part of our “make up” is in no way where we are in the “now”

Mamoru 2015

Will this young man remember the day he was off to play golf and was caught in the moment.  Maybe.  Life is filled with so many wonderful adventures, and we get to live each and every one.  I am often asked if I remember something that happened some many years ago.  My honest answer, is probably not.  If the person is able to give me enough information, I might catch a glimpse of what that person is remembering,  however often my memory is not the same as theirs.

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People come together for a reason, strangers meet and become friends, or not..    But the encounter is one that often leaves a lasting impression, sometimes, it is felt right away, and other times not till sometime yet to come.  When you live in the NOW (present) you are living in the moment, and that moment will be with you forever.  Even if you are lost in thoughts of the past, what is happening to you in the present, is still happening, you simply are missing the moment, and that is too bad, why, because you can never get it back.

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Like the exhilaration of fireworks,  they happen, then they are gone.  It is our decision whether or not we go forward, or try to hold on to the past. Whether you want it  to or not, life will continue to flow in and around you.  One season will roll into the next, enjoy  the changes, you will blossom and with each season, your blooms will change.

Life IS Art  (PL Precept #1)

PL Precept #2 –  To live is to Express One’s  Self

Oyashikiri

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Cute as a button, too bad it wasn’t open the day we were there.  there was an event going on at the picnic area next to it, but I managed to get in a picture of the shop without bothering the small gathering.

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The door was creative and festive.  We will try to head back that way before the “season” comes to an end.  We did notice, there some of the trees along the road side, were starting to show shades of colour.

PL Precept #16  All things progress and develop

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

Wordless Wednesday

 

I’ve never attempted doing this before.  But knew I had to try.

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Oyashikiri

 

 

and then….

 

 

 

broken crayons

 

share a smile and hug today…

let the love in your heart shine through

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stop and …

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gaze on my face

see the heavens

far off in space

somewhere in the debris

is a story of days gone by

my soul is free

with God I am ONE

what you see

before you

is physical evidence

of a past

when we live

in the present

we are alive and free

to BE

for our home is carried

in our heart

I am….. now

forever…. and….. always

PL Precept # 2   To live is to express One’s Self

giving thanks

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a pile of wood you say

more a work of art

I’d say

look at the array of colour

the texture and the pattern

of each and every

piece

come winter

someone will find

comfort and warmth

to bring peace

and sanctuary

on a cold winters day

on this 21st

day of August

thanksgiving day

for those of us

who walk the PL “way”

I give thanks

and pray

with gratitude

in appreciation

for all that comes

my way.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

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There are times, when no matter which direction we turn,life throws us a curve.  We can see these times as tough times, or as opportunities to challenge our creativity.  Countless books, and lectures have been given on “how to deal with adversity”.

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PL Precept #1 – Life is Art

It really truly is.  Each time we’ve driven by this little display in Potsdam, NY, I wonder out loud, what, why, and where, the whole idea came from.  This time, we stopped so I could take some pictures.  The display has been there for some time, flowers are weather faded, and weeds well established.  There is also a similar display in another part of the town.  It is a University/College town, so I’m guessing, that it was some kind of project.  Whatever, it is most fun and interesting.

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Toilets, flush away waste, bath tubs, wash away daily grim.  At one time, the display would have been fresh and innovative.  Today it is obviously still a source of interest or it wouldn’t be there, taking up such prime real estate.  Some day, perhaps I’ll hear what prompted such a display of tongue in cheek creativity.  Does anyone out there know?

No matter how tough times get, we all have the potential and possibility to achieve something positive.  The whole project here, was about waste being recycled, and what “fun” it is.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

PL Precept #  Everything exists in Relativity

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