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Chop suey Saturday

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With skies gray and the ongoing threat of a storm hovering overhead I drove along heading to my various destinations, my mind busy sorting through the different ideas I had for today’s blog.

The discrimination I felt yesterday, that resulted in some mental exercises on my part, to decipher why I was allowing someone else’s ignorant behaviour to waste my time.

PL Precept # 4 Being annoyed limits your expression

PL Precept # 5 One’s Self is lost by being emotional

I did have to cogitate on the experience, and verbalize what had happened to my patient, understanding husband.  His concern that I was alright, was warming, and I soon let go of the incident and moved on.  But, in those minutes while I fumed, I considered writing a letter to the manager,or contacting their head office, etc etc.  Then as the moments passed and life around me took an a different hue, the further we drove away towards our next destination, I thought why waste my time.

Today I got a notice from Apple, there was a charge on it that was foreign to me, it was dated today, it was for $1.46  Not much I know.  But what was it for?  when you click on the charge it doesn’t describe what it was for, and when you try to find out, Whoa Becky! You need a road map just to get to customer service.  When you call, you are put on hold and they after waiting for over 10 minutes, you get hung up on. Try again, and guess what, it happens again.  It is only 1.46, but it is the principle of it all.

If someone has fraudulently used my card number, 1.46 or not… it has to be addressed. This means a trip downtown tomorrow to the Apple store. gas, my time, Bah humbug!

oops.    PL Precept # 4 Being Annoyed Limits your Expressions.

PL Precept # 5  One’s Self is lost by being Emotional

All this to say, my day aside from the nattering of my chipmunk mind, has been good, in fact, most of it was VERY good

Thank you for listening to the imperfections of the day, I will sleep soundly this evening, and have a grand day tomorrow.  Service is at 10:00 a.m. see you then.

Oyashikiri

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paint time

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Good day everyone….

No two artists when looking at a blank canvas see the same thing.  Two photographers looking in the same area, along the same street, will each have a different “capture” in their lens.  Ever heard these words.. ” you were there, didn’t you see bla bla bla”   Well, you both might have been there at the same time, but you both very likely didn’t see the same things.  Each would have viewed the scene or circumstances from his/her own perspective.

Now the word “artist” what does it imply?   Or the word “crafter”  are they one and the same… hmmmm. you thinking about it?

Does it come down to how quickly you want your pant to dry?  No two mediums dry the same way ,even when choosing an ink pad, you have to know what you want to do with the ink you are using.. if you use the wrong kind, your inks can bleed or run… even when you thought it was dry… kinky right..

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That is why I love life and all the artist challenges it provides.  When I make the wrong choice, .. I get to start over or try to work with the results of my 1st choice. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it just doesn’t.  A friend draws in chalk, she lives the moment, when it is gone, she has lived the experience,  and moves on.. that is a beautiful way to let go.

I loved the play of shadows and light on the bramble above.  It struck me at that moment that it was full of intrigue. Today should I see it again, I might not give it a second glance. It would simply be a mass of twigs and branches waiting for spring  and rejuvenation.

La vie est belle, it is our perception that can cloud or colour our view.

I prefer arylic and water colours to oil… why…. paint time… =^_^=

Oyashikiri

PL Precept #1  Life is Art

fall day, 9th. Nov.

Sometimes it is hard to see where one part of a picture begins and where it ends. Is it one or is it two.  It all comes down to perspective.

some leaves fall and retain their grace, other’s wither and fade away, yet still there is beauty, for when they live, we so enjoyed all they provided. In the brand new light of a sunny day, we know that with today’s change, it will be fleeting, for tomorrow, the cycle begins again.

Today this house still stands, but soon the new owner is going to rebuild, and what I saw today, will never be again.

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My memory will be of the aging couple who lived here when we moved in next door.  I am sure they had to adjust to our totally revamping their previous neighbours home and garden.  Now many years later, it is our turn to adjust.  The new owner is a developer, and where once stood a single family home, will be a multiple structure.  Infill.

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What will tomorrow bring, your guess is as good as mine.  What is fact, is that no change is permanent, change is the only constant in life.

Oyashikiri

double darn

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It is said that one can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  I have resisted changing to this new format on WordPress for ages.  My PC died right.  I had to get a new tower, hard drive etc. For some reason, all my bookmarks are gone, Boo hoo.  Big girls do cry.

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Phew… I found a new way to get my pictures from my camera into this new set up. See good things come out of change.  One has to believe everything will be alright. Thank goodness I didn’t have to hold my breath for too long.

Everything is OK now.  I can safely put myself to bed, and know I’ll sleep =^_^=

PL Precept # 5 One’s self is lost by being emotional

PL Precept # 18  Each moment is a turning point.

Start tomorrow with a big smile, and the eagerness of a child for all the discoveries that will come your way.

Oyashikiri

dissatisfactions and complaints

 

happy not

not a happy face, nope, no joy found here

tired, weather worn and ragged

life has left an imprint of a bitter

state of mind

spent in the company of

dissatisfaction and complaints

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we, each and every one of us

is entitled to happiness

and the joy of living in a world

full of promise and hope

past charm

true, what was,

sometimes fades with the

changing seasons

but it is what is inside that counts

happy and even sad memories

make up our past

yet here we are

starting a brand new day

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our lives continue

like sparkling  spring water flowing

over the dips and valleys

happily gurgling along

over the variety of rocks

there really is no other choice, but to go with the flow

so why not use what dissatisfaction

and momentary complaints that come our way

as catalysts to improve and change our days

so that happiness is the mainstay

of our  daily “every day” lives.

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appreciate whatever comes your way

the shade you see, will soon shift and fade away

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namaste         –          oyashikiri

mes plaisirs -my pleasures =^_^=

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I drove by and had to stop

your beauty caught my breath

…. I just knew … I wanted more

parking the truck,

I carefully got out and walked across the  layers of

crystalized ice that lay on the path

would I get to you in time

or would the bright noon day sunlight  ..

soon….temporarily be covered by a cloud

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I am closer now,  and I can see that the mantle of glistening ice

every little space has been

covered by frozen droplets of ice

not so nice to walk on

but it certainly has graced your outline

with a gem like brilliance …

… be assured that I will share

 this moment in the sun

for unlike many others

I do not see you as menace

but rather …  a mischievous winter elf

who threw diamond droplets

into the frigid air

giving us a glimpse of

a miniature  wonderland

where wee folk enjoy their winter play

Note – when I first saw this snow, I was driving in so I saw it from a different angle,  when I parked I had to go further into the lot.   Walking back to the  “sight that caught my eye”  I was struck by how beautiful it was from this direction too.  In drawing closer, the highly defined shapes I had seen driving in, were not the same, so I tried to walk around to see what I had seen on driving in,

Fact… the moment had passed.  for me to get the exact picture, I should have stopped the truck, right then and there, either put the passenger window down and tried to capture it then, BUT  had I gotten out of the truck it wouldn’t have worked either because my sight line was at a different level. Don’t you love the BUT moments.

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All said and done.  I took my pictures, and checked them out when I got home.. What you see when you are standing right there.. at that moment… is not always what your camera captures.  In this case… almost, but not quite.. why.. because the actually brilliance and shading that were true to my naked eye, did not or were not picked up in the same way by the camera’s lens

LIFE is ART….   PL Precept #1   Life is Art.     

The situations we find ourselves in, every day, are much like I described above. No two people will ever see the exact same thing.. they may on an overall big picture, show and tell.  But each person responds to the stimuli in her/his own way.  If they were both able to capture it in a photo, the two photos would not be exactly the same.

We accept these difference in every day, situations, why do we have such a hard time, accepting when friends or loved ones, “see” life’s experiences in a different way than ours.  “Food for thought”

venez vibrer au rythme de vie

come vibrate to the rhythms of life

let us a create a melody of 

peaceful harmony

You – Me

US

namaste      –       oyashikiri

Saboree lo positivo de cada persona (Appreciation)

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El ser humano posee tanto virtudes como defectos.  Relacionese con los puntos positivos de otras personas.

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Aprecie o ponto positivo das perssoas

Relacione-se com o pronto positivo de cada um.

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Appreciate each person’s good points

There is  a good and a less positive part to all of us.  As humans we do our best,

but we do, often have to try a few times before we get it right.  Let’s take the time

to strive towards finding the positive in others, and situations we encounter in

and during our daily lives.  In so doing, it will not only enrich our lives but perhaps

bring sunshine and wonder into someone else’s life.

We don’t always know how our actions impact on others.

Share a smile today!  Reach out and share the happiness in your heart..

Love is powerful, it touches us in ways that mortal words cannot describe..

Believe you are loved..each and every one of us is blessed

we need only accept, that love is what makes us ONE.

Always and Forever.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

PL Principle # 3    I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

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