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the ticking of a clock

Loss and grief, at some time in our lives, we all come face to face with the pain of loss….   we feel engulfed in a sadness that reverberates in every miniscule part of our BEing.  No words seem to penetrate into the core of the void.  Vince Gill wrote the above song when his brother passed away, from his grief came a beautiful song that will be enjoyed for years to come..

Music is a universal language it has a voice/meaning for anyone who is open to the message.  Interestingly the message/what is heard, may not have anything at all to do with the lyrics.  I’ve seen myself how music will affect someone, and yet when asked how they liked the song, they heard only the music.  In other instances I’ve heard people diss a song because of the words, they picked up on, their thought process never got past the words,  At one time I wanted to share, so I tried to explain or have the person see or hear what I was hearing. didn’t work.   We are all unique, just as no two people will interpret a dance the same way, each of us will respond in our own way to the ticking of a clock…

Just got a new clock (to me) I bought it because it looks like a retro old plastic radio clock of the 50’s/60’s, it ticks… all the other clocks in the house are quiet, i.e. on the computer. or are electric.  There is something to be said about the rhythm of a ticking clock….  life is like a clock, it moves along a tick at a time, tick,toc, the seconds pass by.  It is amazing how quickly life is given and/or taken away.

We grow by overcoming obstacles, one by one, tick, toc….   tick..toc.. Sometimes we feel that we are like a rock, we are going nowhere, we don’t see the sunshine, nor do we feel the rain, we exist.  In PL we believe that we are alive, rain or shine, life is for living, we know sadness because we have been happy, the joy and passion of life is all around us, we need only move on to the next second on the clock.  Trust in God, Believe, let go of what you think happiness is,  enjoy the life that is yours and in you.  Problems/challenges are opportunities.


Namaste    – Oyashikiri


To Dream


Riding solo into the beyond. No luggage/baggage just open highway and sky


at  one time  camping was simple, could this be done today?


Dreams do come true, not always the way we want t hem to

we have to hold on to our dreams, and believe that they will come true

I may not always travel alone,

nor may I stray far from home

in my dreams, I can be anywhere, and at home the skies are blue

in my dreams I can do anything, at home I have everything

the sun, the sky, the freedom to be, 

is all here with YOU.

Happy Rhythm

Good morning Everyone – Let’s start the day with some Happy Rhythm – this post is about music and song


I had to search for some time to find this one for you all, I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, I hope you enjoy it too.  Gordon Mote everyone.




God bless – You speak, I listen….. thank you. I so appreciate you all        – Blessings of the day.   Namaste  – Oyashikiri



Southern Gospel

Sometimes a song will come to you and it stays, this song I heard for the first time maybe a couple of months ago, and it has since been with me almost daily I hear myself humming it in the car and whenever I’m feeling a need for a pick me up.  It was a song I heard on the internet, so I wasn’t able to just play it when I wanted, but I loved the song.  While wandering through a thrift shop one day, I was looking for music for my mother who enjoys gospel, one of the CDs I found was called Southern Gospel, Share the Joy, it was an artist sampler from 1999.  I added it to the pile I had found for my Mother paid and left the store.  When giving the disks to my Mother, this one somehow got missed and was still in my car.  I put it in the player and imagine my surprise when the 3rd son in was Ivan Parker singing “he’s on Time”

Now let me be clear here, I grew up in a house with music, Big Bands and the like,my favourite stations were the ones I could get from American stations that played Motown, dooWop and the like.  I was an R & B (Rhythm and Blues) enthusiast.  While my friends listened to Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and Everly Brothers, my Mother would listen to Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn.  Whatever genre of music you enjoy, you enjoy it because it speaks to you, it weaves its magic and pulls on your feelings.  When I went through a phase of writing songs, I found that my writing lent itself to the new country that was becoming popular.  When I traveled the roads playing in clubs, we were mainly an R & B band that would include a mix of the  new country that rocked.  However when we found ourselves booked in a club that was mainly a honky tonk country “joint” we had to adjust.  Agents would send us anywhere they could book us. That was what life was like on the road.  We learned to make the best of where we were,  not only did we learn to expand our horizons, we met wonderful people  and learned about cultures  totally foreign to us. Bonus we saw amazing landscapes in all 4 seasons as we drove from one gig to the other.

Austria landscape by Dmitris Belokons  easyideas.info

Even when you put all your efforts into something, you may find yourself on a different road then you thought you were on. No matter where you are, you are always where you should be. Once you realize that this is where you are, look around and see just where you have landed.  Take a look, and a second one if you need to, life is a blessing we are here to experience the various journeys, challenges included.  If you are unhappy with the present, by travelling away from your unhappiness you will discover that you will have traveled with a hitch hiker…  happiness is a state of mind, it isn’t a commodity that can be bought or sold.


Flowers for you today, fellow travelers on this road we are traveling …you touch my heart, I thank you over and over for you “friendships”  I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

    Namaste     –   Oyashikiri


** Austria Landscapes by Dmitris Belokons (found on easyidea.info)

*** arrangement by Crossroads Florist, Mahwah,NJ

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