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let’s rumble

ohhhh, you’ve heard the news.. We have a new way to get around, Canada Day is going to be a lot of fun.  There will be so much to do.  We can gather all our friends, maybe play a game or two.

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The girls set out to find their friends, so that they could travel all together.

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Ohhh dear, I think that we are not all going to get in the car.  that’s OK, we’ll draw straws to see who gets to ride in the car, and who takes the bus.

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Hey guys I’m not able to go today, I still have to clean my room, but, I’ll be thinking of you,  Take pictures, let me see the fun.

ready to rumble, June 30 2017

Ohhhhhhh the car is ready to ride, but somehow, I can’t see how I’ll get too many of my friends inside.  Dad may have to use the truck. or not =^_^= (he just took time to put my car together)

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Ohhhhh non, dit Veronique je suis seule, but my friends they are many…  it will never do, we will need to find another way to get downtown.  Ginger’s generous offer to drive, was well intended, but, it will be best for us to go by bus.  Travel is free today.  Some times our friends, mean well, but the situation calls for another  way to resolve the challenge at hand.  Be grateful, show appreciation and explain why you are deciding another course of action.  L’amour et la gentillesse (love and kindness) always work in keeping harmony amongst friends.

party time,getting ready

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Told of the situation, they looked from one another, and began to giggle…all saw the impossibility of riding in the car..    Ahhhhhhhhhhh.. was all they could say between the chortling and giggling… ohhhhhhh c’est drole ahhhhhhhhhh

Let’s rumble they cheered, and headed for the bus stop, giggling all the way.

PL Precept # 4  Being annoyed limits your expression

Have fun in all you do, be flexible, there is always a way…

 

 

NB* my first attempt to join in Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SOCS

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voici le moment

au fond de moi, j’en suis certaine

at this moment

I am certain

from deep within

my spirits stirs

I feel the warmth

of recognition

the comfort of knowing

a new day has begun

somewhere near

the sun is bright

even tho’

I am here in the night

God is everywhere

day and night

we are ONE

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

hello, my name is……

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Bonjour, mon non et……

my telephone number is ….

je rappellerai plus tard….

I will call back later…

Au revoir….

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simple sentences

said in another language

can be so confusing

when we are new to the language and culture

express yourself freely says the lesson of the day

how do you do that when you are in a strange country

with a language totally different from your own

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PL Precept # 15

All is a Mirror

the languages may be different,

but the human being

will always  have a caring heart

with a need for understanding

compassion and love

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look, listen,

pay attention

what have you heard, what did you see

beauty is not in the flower or image you admire, 

beauty is in YOUR Being ” (Lily Bright)

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“Illusion is the first of all pleasures,, ” Voltaire

photo Invasion by Paul Apal’kin

Thank you… my name is

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No regrets

Having attended at blues concert the other night,my mind is still tripping through the various emotions and feelings that played through the night.  The DJ had a tremendous knowledge of the music he played and he knew how to blend and knit the sounds so smoothly that you were drawn in almost immediately to his web.  The DJ was one, SkyRider Sicling  he plays nothing but the blues, down home southern blues.  His partner is Butterflyrose,  (owner of Sweet Magnolias)  together they bring the house down.  I will be reporting more on them at a later time.

What DJ Sky brought to me, were sound vibrations, that vibrated and sang through me like a massage that started inside and worked its way through out my body,( as the song goes), to higher and higher planes of personal ecstacy.  If you are a music lover, what ever style you connect with, you know what I mean.  This DJ  has a talent for weaving a spell with his selections. that is an art form.  Many other’s have a talent with music and can put together a good play list,  This is not what this DJ does, he knows his music so well, that he can actually work the songs into a total experience that encapsulate you in his web. Compare the difference of going to the movies, and going to an Imax theatre.

His music may not be your style, but you appreciate the blues in anyway  shape or form, you owe it to yourself to hear this man’s performances.  I am told he does a gospel hour on Sundays, I have yet to attend or hear what he does with Gospel, but you can believe me when I say, as soon as I can get to one of his Gospel presentations, I’ll be there.

In life, we all face difficulties / challenges, and how we deal with them always involves choices.  Sometimes we make good choices, and other times, we don’t quiet hit the mark. I’ve learned that if I am faced with a choice, its because I have a lesson to learn.  Whatever that lesson is, it is mine, I own it.  When you own the choices you make in life, when you look at problems as opportunities for growth.  You have no regrets… life is good.  Another door opens.

Blessings everyone! happy start to the week-end.   Oyashikiri

 

Tunes found on YouTube

1- Edith Piaf, non je ne regrette rien

2. Bobby Blue Bland – you have to hurt before you heal

3- Candy Dulfer, living for the love of you, with guest Angie Stone

 

dag/Hallo, hello? you hearing me?

 

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Buen dia. bonjour, once the greetings are said, how carefully do you listen.  Do you sometimes feel that you are talking into a void, even though you have someone there, talking with you, do you sometimes feel their thoughts are elsewhere? When it happens to you, how do you react, do you pretend you don’t notice, or do you  end the conversation and move along.  I guess it can depend on the situation.  I was on the receiving end of such a conversation last night, someone initiated a conversation with me, then suddenly it was as if, the person was in another room, then he said he had another incoming call, would I mind waiting. Sound familiar, happen to you?   My reply is to say, hey no problem call me back when you have time, and I hang up.  I personally would not do that to someone I had called, nor do I appreciate someone doing it to me.  Call me old-fashioned, but if you call to speak with me, then whoever else is calling can wait.

More and more with the new technology the niceties  are slowly fading in our interaction with others.  Communication is peppered with icons, acronyms and broken down sentences so that maybe your message is understood, maybe it  isn’t.  Our cell phones, iPads, note books even make spelling  corrections for us, that can and often completely change the direction or context of the message being sent. The question should be, not only can you hear me, but do you understand what I am saying to you.

I have one friend who can drive me crazy when he texts … I can see he is writing, and so I wait, the little pen stops, and nothing comes across to my screen, he does this several times, so I can see that he has something to say, but what I also see is he changes his mind 3, 4, sometimes 5 times and then says nothing.  It is a catch 22, I’m thrilled at being able to text to friends all over the world, have real-time conversations, but on the other hand,I miss a good old-fashioned letter, where thoughts are carefully put on papers, maybe even a few doodles, then signed with care/ love, and sent.  The recipient always knew that the person who wrote, spent time composing and thinking about what to share, then took the time do do an envelope and post the visit  for you to receive and enjoy.  Snail mail, miss it!

The empty corridor reminds me of  communication today, we are in such a hurry to get on to the next task or conversation, we miss out on the nuances and often the intent of the conversation we are currently having.  Listening will soon be a lost art.  The ability to have a real meaningful conversation will it fade into history too?  We all want to have, and be good friends.  And,  Lit we desire  relationships that are long lasting and enduring.  To achieve this, after we say our Guten Tag, we really do have to listen and be present in the conversation we are entering into. Yes!  Listen to others carefully and with a clear mind.

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Vivre au jour le jour – to live from day to day; enjoy the present

crystal ball, bare branches in the ball, by april-mo flickr

Good morning dear reader, how is your day progressing?  Ever wonder just where yesterday went, never mind last week.  Do you have a crystal ball?  I’ve had many over the years, I’ve enjoyed their beauty, and the wonderful energy I’ve been able to associate with them, however, they have never shown me life in the future.  I believe in living in the present.  Yesterday happened, today is the present and today I will do my best to live each moment “being present”.  Allow me to share another French expression,  “vivre ce n’est pas respirer, c’est agir”  living is not breathing but doing” (Rousseau)

Last night, late, I thought I would prepare ahead for this morning’s visit.  I spent over an hour carefully reviewing and researching  photographs for today, I saved and filed them away.  I know I did this. I remember the pictures vividly and the thoughts that I lined up to go with them.  I went to bed happy with my research.  Content with the knowledge that this morning I would wake and my thoughts would be in order to sit down and share with you my musings,  Well so much for planning and being in the moment, today is another day, and this morning, when I started to write, my files simply couldn’t be found. Et voila, the best laid plans, gone into the void. In living a life of Perfect Liberty we learn that each moment is a turning point. (PL precept 18).  PL Precept #4 is Being annoyed limits our expression. –So.. instead I am sharing my moment with you, because I know, that each and everyone of you, have all had such moments, C’est la vie!  It’s life. =^_^=  no help from the crystal ball!

fd34d48efd4a3f79cfdc6a39e88eb93eDoesn’t this tree show its past with dignity and grace.  the photographer who is not known, had a wonderful “eye” for the beauty before him/her.  To the unknown artist  of this photograph, I say thank you.  I enjoy your work very much..  Your presentation of that moment in time, is breathtaking!

Let’s do our best to interact pro-actively with everything and anyone who comes into our sphere today, have a grand day my friends, I send my love and prayers to each and everyone of you.

Oyashikiri

cabin, by old chum on flickr

someone built a perfect little hideaway

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