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Chop suey Friday, 9.2.16

Mika Azuchi at her shop in Japan

a Japanese pastry shop in Japan where one can always count on a tasty treat

Wa Cofffee in Osaka, Japan (see below)

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another look at the side of the building I posted yesterday…

there was a house behind it, picture will be next

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as a writer I would love to interview the house

have it tell me of its previous lives

of course it can’t be done, but the writer’s imagination

hankers for a story, a peak into the past

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today, I’m resting my eye,

one cataract gone, the other one in October

I slept off and on all day yesterday

up to eat and have my drops

otherwise, my mind was drifting

lazily through the fertile fields

of my endless dream states

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see, disco dancing @ Pacifique

Eclair in the lead

=^_^=

asleep or awake

life is good.

have a good one dear friends

I think I should be able to get another 24 hours of pampering

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Wa Coffee 3-30-17 Higashikohama Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka Ccity,Osaka Japan

buillding and water scene taken in NY State

Pacifique is a private club in SL (Second Life)

Eclair is the owner and creative builder of the site

Thursday doors – Ford 2 door

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“up town funk” all the way!

PL Precept #7  Everything exists in Relativity

Happy Thursday everyone!

chasing a dream

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There was a time

when life was simple,

we met someone special

we had our first kiss

and we thrilled at the possibilities

of a fairy tale life, sure that

our prince/princess would be the

catalyst, to the story book

ending of …and they lived

happily ever after.

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I thought of this  quote before I decided to share’ –  I had to ponder if it was true, in my mind, did I think it relevent to what I wanted to say.  I know not everyone likes to dance. But to those of us who do..  who enjoy the passion and exhilaration of being  held and masterfully led through an active art form, or  to simply workout  and exercise  the body.with a partner. It matters if your partner is in harmony with your unspoken rhythm. I liken it to being a passenger on a road bike (motorcycle) how the two bodies have to be in sync for the ride to be smooth and effortless.

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See this landscape, the person there, might have thought they were alone, but they weren’t were they, someone took the picture.  Even if they were unaware of the photographer, he/she was there.  We are never really alone, we sometimes feel alone, but the reality there are people all around.  Often like us, just waiting to connect with another human being.

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Today I got this picture of the cookie monster.. in yesterday’s blog I used Oscar the grouch for the cookie monster, in sharing his observation, this person connected with me personally, it told me I don’t sit and write here alone in my office, friends read and even if they don’t always write, like or say something… they are there.  We need not chase a dream, the connection between us is in our hearts.  PL Precept #7  Everything exists in Relativity.

PL Precept #20  Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

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Photo Utah (David Betts)

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Seems we missed a great time in history., I meet many interesting people in my day to day, many seniors, white hair, gray some stooped, some very active who have kept the same colour for years..so are still brunettes, blondeds, etc… there eyes light up and sparkle when they speak of “the days when”  Some of you, may or may not venture into the many virtual worlds that are now popping up all over, you can access them through FaceBook, either read about them or see pictures friends have posted.

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Last night I had the opportunity of visiting a virtual club where a very good friend entertains on Wednesday evening with recorded music.  She grew up with the big band sounds, and she was playing them last night, what a turn out the club had. DJ Yume as she is called in the virtual world,  in the physical world is a modern-day diva, she works, lives and is active in her community, but volunteers some nights to entertain the virtual community.  For two hours she plays non stop tunes of the various eras she has programmed for the evening’s    entertainment. The guests all come dressed in costume to enjoy the party.

Who are these guests, having now spent many many years on virtual platforms, I know many are shut ins, or care givers, people who for one reason or another cannot get out to “kick up their heels”.. they are stay at home moms/dads, young men and woman who due to circumstances find themselves tied to the house, their contact and way of meeting others who share their need for social interaction.  People like DJ Yume, Tango and Peggy the owners of the club, they work very hard to provide the space, and the talent, so that others can enjoy.

Where in the physical world, they can feel invisible… on the virtual platform, they can be anyone they want to be.  Keep in mind that the number 1 rule in virtual worlds… is that kindness is key.. behind every avatar, there is a human being sitting at a computer.  We gather, we play, we chat and have fun… yes.. genuine heart-felt laughter.. there are no distractions, we talk across the miles… we are not invisible.

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Lady in red, is Kyra Wyldfire and the builder of the new 50’s club you see in the first pictures.  She also owns and operates her own  blues club on the InworldZ platform (Rocking the Blues).  It sits on a beautiful sim, of bayou country   Kyra built the 50’s club on the Canadian grid, The Great Canadian Grid.    A very talented woman, a survivor, she manages her day-to-day life, her family and still makes time to come in to share with friends who love and care for her on the virtual platforms.

We are no invisible, we are real.

Spread your wings today… smile… show someone you care…

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

wwwgreatcanadiangrid.ca

http://www.secondlife.com

http://www.inworldz.com

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scandalized

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The Jitterbug caused scandals, it was called dirty dancing, students caught dancing the Jitterbug were likely to be banned from school .. serious stuff.

Did you smile?  Interesting that when this dance came along and was very popular, it was suffered terrible put downs.  It was in its hay day well before I was out dancing, but  in my mid teens we did versions of this dance, and I loved it.   I remember such moves, when you had a dance partner that was capable of really “letting go” we “went all out”..  In my day it was jiving, swing dancing, I think they did the hand jive in Grease.   We would go dancing every night if we could.  Of course we often had dance floors in the restaurants (hang outs) and either live music or a rocking juke box.

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I’ve provided a how to at the bottom of this blog for those of you interested in trying out some of the moves =^_^=  (Jeff & Amanda Miller)

Remember when long hair on men hit the “scene” .. – wow.. scandal.. tongues wagged, heads shook in disbelief.

The music had changed by then too.  One scandal that caused major problems when they made their debut Jeans  and while not  considered major problems now, they can be seen at times as being inappropriate…

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All this to say, that when we come across something unfamiliar, we often take a “negative” view, “just because”… we don’t allow ourselves time to take in the “new” concept, item, experience.  If we reflect on the above examples I’ve used, today a lot of what was a scandal is common, everyday stuff.  If you think about past events,experiences in your life, whether a few years, a decade, whatever, you will likely discover that you did take steps out side the box on more than one occasion.

Changes are what makes life interesting.  Scandal comes in many forms, often it is a personal perspective that influences your reaction. =^_^= to a new idea, or a different version of something you already know. As we work towards self-improvement, experiment with thinking “outside the box”.

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Stay a float as long as you can!

Namaste     – Oyashikiri

 

 

Aging

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Good Morning!  another day begins.  Aging, as humans this is a journey we will all take.  Unlike mechanical or man-made objects, we aren’t parked and left to rust.  The process of aging takes place in a very different way, for each and every one of us.  Even the manner we are laid to rest has changed over the years.

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Dancing when we partnered and spoke in rhythm to the music that was in our lives.  Activity for many was hours of dancing to the sounds of the time.  Roller skating, or ice skating, had us outside, for others there was hockey,skiing,ice climbing or racing, and ladies remember the two-step on skates. snowshoeing, biking!  As the years roll by, do we do as  much as we used to do?   Maybe the type of activity changes, but it is important to keep moving, doing, and stretching not only our bodies but our minds.

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We need to put our hearts and mind into everything we do.  Activity keeps the momentum of life moving forward.,  Seize the day, get out and enjoy!  Fresh air, fresh outlook, all contribute to a new perception.  Life is Art….. 

 

Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

 

 

 

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**print on etsy.com (Soul,tango dancers in Buenos Aires)

video,music – Gordon Mote (singer songwriter,pianist,recording artist. http://www.gordonmote.com

Happiness is Contagious

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How often have you driven by such a scene and wondered, what it was like when the sounds of laughter echoed through the halls. The steps covered with layer of leaves, that lead up to the house remind me of the area on the front lawn where we had similar steps that led from the top of the lawn down to a second lot.  We were lucky we had a lot of area to play in.  Even though just across the street up  two houses was a playground, where in summer we ran around and used the swings and expanse of field to play ball, and in the winter, we watched hockey almost every night.  Those wanting just to skate had the side of the rink, and the   boys playing hockey used the other end of the rink and the inside.  Certain nights were  just for hockey practice, and other nights it was family night.  We all knew winter was on its way when we saw the rink boards go up.

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There was no social media,  you were outside with your friends, enjoying whatever activity was happening.   When old enough, we got to walk down to the juke joints, where we could have malts, egg rolls, fries and dogs while we gathered to “catch up” and dance. Most corner hang outs if there was a juke box had a small dance floor.  On week-ends, we often had local bands.  Every table (booth) had a small juke box.  In the summer we roller skated (not like the roller blading of today) We waltzed, two stepped and jived to organ music, in my case, the musician sat in an enclosure in the middle of the rink.  The last hour, hour and half was for the older skaters, kids under a certain age had to leave, so we could couple dance.  Good night sweetheart was always the last song played.

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Oh what memories.  I loved my roller skates, even flew down to Santa Monica, California to skate along the board walk.

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WOW a trip down memory lane.  I was happy, happy, happy when I started to write and now I’m even happier.  Happiness is a state of mind and I truly enjoy being in this state.  “How can you say you are mostly always happy,” I’ve been asked this many times.  Its easy,when you like being happy this is your go to state of being.  Work is not a drain when you love what you are doing.  Love is good when you are happy to be IN love.  If you are going to do something, do it joyfully, enjoy it.

“I’m sick I don’t feel well, what is there to be happy about.”  hmmm easy answer, what is the alternative.  AND, what are you calling sick? I can be a big baby myself when I am in the throes of a knock down and dirty battle with a flu bug.  I accept it. Drown in it if I must, but I always know that it is a passing event.   I choose to be a grumbler or to be happy.  Guess what, when we are happy, we are more apt to draw others closer to us then when we are being negative.

 

 

 

 

 

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