When I saw this picture, I had to look twice, it was on a Pinterest feed, but you can see on it, it originally came from Facebook. Text was on it, you are seeing the photo exactly as it was sent to me.
Does this picture ring any bells for you? Can you relate to this picture. How long ago do you think this was? I don’t think it was really all that long ago. I do recall seeing old replays of television shows where people had to go to where-ever the phone was to answer it. Often, there was only one phone to a household.
I do have a cell phone .. but confess to often forgetting it at home, or not having it where I can access it. In fact, I prefer meeting up with a friend, and chatting in person. It is true with cell phones, and Skype, we can communicate with family, friends and do business using the internet or cell phones more conveniently. But do I consider it an improvement on the quality of life?.
Maybe, just maybe, some of you, don’t know what the kid is doing?
Isn’t this beautiful. A picture of a faded bloom from Australia, a very dear and talented friend down under sent me flowers the other night. This was one of the pictures. With the hours spent sitting in the hospital this past week, I felt that this could be a floral representation of my “bed hair”… Soft wispy and static charged.
Being in a different climate, and location on the globe, the vegetation will be so different, here we are going into the colours of autumn, which for us, are the reds, golds, deep metallic shades of rust and crimsons. Where Mother Nature has yet to focus, there is a soft peachy blush to the greens on the hardwood trees, Even a squeeze of lemon.
Please permit me to take a few moments to say a heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you who share this time with me. I know while I was away recently, this blog gained new readers, with my being away from the office, i saw mail, but could not respond. Thank you. Welcome. I could not be … without you.. I truly do care for each and every one of you. It is a joy and a pleasure to visit with you.
In Canada, this is our Thanksgiving week-end. please travel safe if you are on the roads, eat wisely, =^_^= think, “waste” or “waist”. LOL there is a spoil sport in every group.
Happy Weekend …. may your days be blessed with activities that will bring happy memories for years to come.
pic 1,2, Oli -Australia
old and weathered
the building still draws attention
once fully functional
a work of art
When I went to Japan a couple of years back for training, I landed in a heat that was smothering. I’ve been in the Florida sun, the heat of southern California, but never the relentless heat that was beating down in the area of Japan I was in for the training. I can’t recall the exact reason, but the air conditioning was not working on campus, so not only did I have to adjust to living surrounded by a strange language and more people than I am used to in a given day, I had to adapt to sleeping in Japanese dorm style accommodations.
These were the wonderful ladies from Spain, my roomies. Ana back left was the only one who spoke any English. Even with the heat, the foreign languages, somehow we all got along, and had not only a good time, we created GREAT lasting memories.
Days like today, when I start to want to complain about the heat, I think back to when we learned how to work and pull together, enjoying the moments. the heat forgotten, just the combined energy of “community” singing and encouraging each one another.
We came from all over, together we renewed our commitment to working towards World Peace. Whether in Japan, or back home. the objective is still the same, in working to be a better person, every step will lead to living with love in our hearts, and World Peace that much more of a reality.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Precept # 3 God appears through One’s Self
top picture, is the PL Peace Tower on campus in Japan
When we journey beyond our day-to-day, we come across forgotten places, faded dreams of a yester-year. There are such places, that I can acknowledge and let pass. Two ships in the night. Other places shout out to me, calling for my attention. So we stop and I survey the land, the energy and “vibe” of the place. What is it that makes one location stand out from another.
Same stop, different camera angle. Maybe seconds have passed, maybe it was more like a few minutes. But in the fraction of time my gaze and attention was diverted. The light, the view was different. So it is in life. When first a challenge faces us, if we listen and take in what it is we are dealing with, our response and reaction will vary. If you are two people, arriving at the same time, seeing the same thing, neither of you, will see it the same way, sometimes close, and other times..totally different.
That is why communication, conversation is so important, if there is dialogue between two people, even between two energies, there is compatibility or there isn’t. To be a good communicator, listening has to be one of your most used tools.
The place may seem empty, but…………. the reality is ………………………..it is alive with memories.
PL Precept # 1 Life is Art
Namaste – Oyashikiri