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Years ago I had a thirst for knowledge on the mystery of the Rapa Nui civilization and the statues called moai.

Easter Island

Today, I still have to pause when I see pictures like this one.  Theories have been bounced around for years.  Locals say the statues walked.

Mystery of Easter Island, is a NOVA-National Geographic special – it was on PBS, the page I saw did not give me a year.

Together in Harmony 

Anything and Everything is possible

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

and then, along came Jones

Some days start with quiet contemplations, today wasn’t one of them.

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Hello out there, whatever is on your plate, work it, savour and enjoy.

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I’m ready for a lot of things, this is not one of them,  Having said that… I would like to feel the exhilaration and satisfaction of being on the rope and doing that stunt. (slacklining)

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We don’t have to do anything as extreme to realize our dreams.  We put it out to the Universe and then, with clear sincere intentions we live our lives, knowing that the moment will be ours.

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Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

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Rocky Outcrop found on dailymail.co.uk

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Now is always a new beginning.

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This mouse hitched a ride with a frog during a monsoon flooding in India (National Geographic).  Opportunity knocks, you don’t waste time thinking about it, you “do it”.

d1353ab0e356801629734d3eaa45b42dThis mother bear takes her young cub up the hillside, I doubt she contemplated too much before beginning her trip.  She needed to reach her destination, so she simply took the path as it opened up for her.

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Me,I contemplate, cogitate, explore, and dwell on things far too much.  I know that is one of my lessons in life, I still do it. Intellectually I know that, now is what counts, now is what matters.  I also know the choices I make I’m responsible for, and I have to take ownership for whatever choices I make.

Out today, the 24th of December, the day was gray, dull, overcast, with a light rain as our constant companion while outdoors.  Inside the shops, last-minute shoppers were busy scurrying around trying to beat the clock.  Stores were closing early so employees could get home to start their own holiday activities.

I was waiting for the phone call that would tell me my husband would be on the way to pick me up.  I had time on my hands, so I began to pick up the stuffed animals left on the floor by previous shoppers.  I picked each animal up and put him/her on display on the empty racks that were at the end of the aisles.  Many at least over half of the toys were barely played with, if at all.

Their soft cuteness made it a temptation to bring them all home. So many children do without at this time of year.

39387660feb3b0bb6702509a40f9ac1bOk there are no easy answers to the philosophical questions that come up at this time of year.  But I know that I want to make a difference.  Can I, will I, only time will tell..  I do know that NOW, is the time for me to make a new start, to really apply myself with makoto (sincerity) at being more aware of how choices I make impact others and society.

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Life is a gift, and how much we appreciate this gift, comes back to the choices we make.  Life presents the opportunities it is up to us to make the best of the challenges that come our way.

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Hang in there

Today is  Now

You are doing just fine

In time

It will be tomorrow

and tomorrow will be NOW.

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Mama bear made it to the top!

There is nothing you can’t do!

I believe in you.

Namaste   – Oyashikiri

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The good the bad and the ugly

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Beautiful isn’t it, the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada.  The National Geographic posted this picture of the Laurentian Mountains, you can read more about this cottage mecca on travel.nationalgeographic.com.  This is where the family cottage is, so this was our destination yesterday. We looked forward to the trip, it had been awhile since we had made the journey even though it is only about a 2 hour drive from where we live.

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This is the kind of view that we have from the deck of the cottage, however, there is no other cottage in front of us, it is a drop over a cliff to the water’s edge.  The only way to the cottage is to boat across or to walk around the bay. The car has to be parked along a road that soon will be barred from any vehicles, and then one crosses over and enters dense bush and forested area where a trail has been made over the years that is really only a foot path.  A footpath that has eroded over time  leaving pockets of mud, wet slippery rocks, and the need for a rope to help guide you up the steep incline of the mountain that has over the years, become less stable, and requires a mountain goat’s instinct to maneuver.

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This looks more appealing, at least there are no bugs in your face, no tree branches hitting you, or mud pockets that will suck your shoes off if you land in one.  I should mention, that some kind person had laid down the odd  2×4 to use, a la tight rope walking so you could move balancing one foot in front of the other, as you move across some of the very wet areas.

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The rope was kind of like this one, except there was no one to guide or help you if you slipped.  The actual rope that was there, my husband later informed me that when it had initially appeared, they had to use gloves to haul themselves up on it.  No I had not been prepared for this, I had to use my bare hands.

Ok so I have exaggerated somewhat, maybe more than a bit, but to me that 10- 15 minutes in the bush, was not my cup of tea.  the drive up was super fantastic, the visit with “family” at the cottage was excellent.  The fresh air and the quiet exhilarating.  Seeing little chipmunks up close and hearing the loons, loved it.,  My thoughtful sister in law rowing me back across the river with one of the dogs, a god’send.  Got to experience it all.. the good, the bad and the ugly..  Quebec is a beautiful Province.  I loved the adventure, I slept like a baby!

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Namaste – Oyashikiri

 

 

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