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sometimes, the camera wants to do what it wants to do

sometimes the sunshine is so bright, you can’t see what you are taking

sometimes, you are simply intrigued by  a design, texture

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sometimes you hear the announcer on a radio talk show say the weirdest things.. at least to you they are, but to a different generation they seem to generate a lot of discussion.  When you think about it, it is the same discussion that was taking place years ago, just different people, who have not lived through the years you did, so .. to them, it is really a big issue.

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Did you know that you can burn incense sticks in this “urn” and pray to your ancestors?

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This was a fairly new cemetery, markers gleamed in the sunshine.  No, don’t ask, I have no idea what the writing says,  I believe tho’ that the characters are Chinese.

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This was my happy find.  The sun on my iPhone was a darn nuisance.  Where was my camera, at home of course…

Hope you had a good start to your long week=end.  Working on mine =^_^=

PL Precepts #15  All is a mirror

…tomorrow is another day….

Oyashikiri

 

 

is there an answer

Cars no longer seen on the roads here, not in the hustle and bustle of every day life. Long retired, or set to pasture,

we see then only at car shows or on special occasions when their owners bring them out for show.   cuba retro rides

Yet in Cuba, cars no longer deemed fit for North American living, are seen all over the place.

In all honesty would I myself want to drive one every day all over the city when I’m running errands.

My first cars were standard shifts.  I loved them, they got me anywhere I wanted to go.

Now.. like many others, I drive an automatic, and, it seems that where in the past, one had to order a car with automatic drive, now it iw the other way around.

The morning was spent going through forgotten files, we are heading on a trip soon, and I wanted to clear up space, and make room for the new pictures that will come home with me.

Chevy Colorado 2015

I found this picture of a Chevy Colorado that I had searched out and saved.

Was this before we got the Honda, or after?

It is a beauty, my previous love was the Chevy. Avalanche but they stopped producing them in 2013.

I still turn my head when one drives by.

It seems to be a day of questions, what should I do does this need to be done before we leave?  Maybe I should make lunch?  hmmm what sounds tempting?  We all have such days, my remedy, or  solution to such days, is to take it moment by moment.

Sometimes I get a lot done that way, and other days, well… let’s just say,  Time passed, and before I knew it, tomorrow had arrived.

From little miss muffet sitting on her “tuffet” – as she waves her little paw, have a good day!

 

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

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Buenos dias, good morning !

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Remember when driving a car was something special, when driving meant you  drove standard, and used arm/hand signals for turning and stops?  Do you really remember driving a stick shift, if we all drove standards now, there would be less driving distracted by  a cell phones  or a morning cuppa java.

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Do you remember the hood ornament and what it was for?

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There was not always a ready solution, we had to find  inventive ways to get goods from one place to another.

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You might not have been around, but you heard of or know of this period in time. (the 70’s)  Life does move on, and with the changes come what the older generation refer to as nostalgia or memories of………… fill in the blanks.

At any age, we can reflect on what was, and often we reference past events to look at our present realities. However.. where the past has perhaps had some influence, you have assimilated and processed life at your own pace/speed. In Perfect Liberty, “Life is Art”, to live the PL “Way” you  learn to live in the present.  Now is the reality of everyday life.  Learn from today, and move on.  focus on true feelings.  The past becomes your present, its all good… yes! =^_^=

smiles

 

Namaste  – Oyashikiri

vintage – classic

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible 265 Cl. automatic*

How is that when vehicles age, rust and fall apart, we still love them.  This one has been kept in wonderful condition, or lovingly restored. I am enamored with the classic cars, trucks, especially prior to 1960’s.   Something happened to the designs after that, and I lost interest.  I viewed the car simply as the means of transportation.  Now many years later, it is a completely different story.  As I mentioned in an earlier blog, even rusted and in decay I can be totally mesmerized. In fact the other day I purchased a paint enamel called “rust”.

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When was the last time you actually saw a hood ornament on a vehicle?  I can’t recall seeing one in a long time.  This one is from a 1936 Packard – (Steve Corey,Flickr)  Lately I find that when I need to take a break from being in “work mode” I search out old photos of  cars/trucks and related items for my Pinterest board,  I have asked myself what this interest is in cars that I only have a vague recollection of, and I don’t have an answer.

In PL, one of the lessons is about listening to others, and to not interrupt, to let what is being said  come to us in a manner that we are respectful of the speaker’s intentions. While I do my best to practice this, I’ve found over the years that I do not always allow my own thoughts and desires to be given the “respect” due them. I’m more apt to listen carefully to someone else, a friend for example will be speaking to me and I am interested and giving my full attention to the conversation.   While I act on my interests, I don’t think that I always understand why I’ve developed a passion for a new “interest”

It is said, that when you are being influenced by an invisible force,  (the Chinese mind -TAO) sees this inspiration as a “penetrating influence” it is important to still the mind, and allow the  gentle force to shape and give form to the answers to the unspoken questions.  Through a willing submission to the time and the situation, you will gain insight and perspective… I know I’m not alone in this love of the classic/vintage vehicle, any feedback or input out there?

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I admit to wearing a T shirt with a big Chev logo across the front…  LOL … There is no hope for me…  Happy motoring everyone!

Namaste  – Oyashikiri

*mecum.com posted janis Sweat

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