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A stop along the way

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I knew no one was home

so I  took time to roam

explore, and  enjoy the decor

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she’s had her doors done up out of wood

p1000377with no Chevy in sight

I turned to the Ford

I admit it had a charm

and, it wasn’t in a barn

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this is the babe

who welcomed us in

when these ladies, give with the charm

I can’t help but beam

with delight

I raise a glass to the bad ass

owners who track them down

and give them new life

PL Precept #7    Everything exists in relativity

each picture, shows a piece of art, someone made time, to reconstruct, or build

these gems for us to enjoy.

on my part, appreciation, and gratitude is sent out to them for their time and efforts

just reliving my visit brought back a big smile.

Oyashikiri

is there an answer

Cars no longer seen on the roads here, not in the hustle and bustle of every day life. Long retired, or set to pasture,

we see then only at car shows or on special occasions when their owners bring them out for show.   cuba retro rides

Yet in Cuba, cars no longer deemed fit for North American living, are seen all over the place.

In all honesty would I myself want to drive one every day all over the city when I’m running errands.

My first cars were standard shifts.  I loved them, they got me anywhere I wanted to go.

Now.. like many others, I drive an automatic, and, it seems that where in the past, one had to order a car with automatic drive, now it iw the other way around.

The morning was spent going through forgotten files, we are heading on a trip soon, and I wanted to clear up space, and make room for the new pictures that will come home with me.

Chevy Colorado 2015

I found this picture of a Chevy Colorado that I had searched out and saved.

Was this before we got the Honda, or after?

It is a beauty, my previous love was the Chevy. Avalanche but they stopped producing them in 2013.

I still turn my head when one drives by.

It seems to be a day of questions, what should I do does this need to be done before we leave?  Maybe I should make lunch?  hmmm what sounds tempting?  We all have such days, my remedy, or  solution to such days, is to take it moment by moment.

Sometimes I get a lot done that way, and other days, well… let’s just say,  Time passed, and before I knew it, tomorrow had arrived.

From little miss muffet sitting on her “tuffet” – as she waves her little paw, have a good day!

 

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

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Good day, Bom dia, Goedendag

abandoned 2The start of another work week, you find yourself doing the same drive, at the same pace, and really not getting anywhere fast.

Is today, another day, or is it like yesterday, ho hum, if you turn the radio on, already they’ll be playing songs that are all about snow and Xmas themes.

Did you bring your thermos of coffee/tea?  What is it that is keeping the traffic at such a slow pace.

You realize no matter how you fret, or how you moan and groan, it is simply going to happen the same way every day, unless you change your pattern.

Maybe go a different route,it could be a bit of a round about way, but the scenery will be different, and hey

since the traffic is not all going the same way, lane after lane, just maybe

you’ll get to work on time,  bonus, you’ll have time to leisurely make your way to your desk

habits and patterns are hard to break

we do get attached, some of us .. no matter how long it takes us, we are determined to take that fast lane with every other driver headed into the city

Try doing something different today, just for fun, see if you can do it… with a happy start it can be done,

when we take the challenge to do something different, we are often surprised at just how easy it becomes to find that doing something new, is rewarding.  Letting go of tired and old habits, can and will leads us to a whole new way of seeing life.   New experiences, new people, and new adventures.

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When we follow our dreams, and walk unknown roads, we grow, we are happier, the seeds we sow, will reap rewards.

PL Precept # 18   Each Moment is a Turning Point.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

Model T Ford truck

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Be still my heart

what is it about the past that makes my heart do double flips

I see an old vintage car or truck on the road

and I’m totally smitten and want to get a better look

someone has toiled and laboured… beyond a doubt that machine is loved

the vehicle is totally refurbished, and proudly  driven

what is it .. that not only I, but many others

find so fascinating and worth hours and hours of

dedicated  time and often cost without a second thought

to satsifying our passion for a vehicle long past its prime

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I’ve driven by old forgotten garages, on out-of-the-way

and long forgotten highways… we see the closed and boarded up shops

where once people from all around, drove miles to patronize

and now… these shops, and services, on streets in small towns

that are no longer on a busy  thoroughfare

sit bare, empty, and often forlorn, with not hope  of being reclaimed

CHINA-T-TRUCK 1938 REO Speed Wagon

The merchants, the florists, the cafe owners, all their hopes and dreams have faded

and finally died… forcing them to close up.. and move on…

yet the cars and trucks of yesteryear .. left to rust and be reclaimed by nature.

or sent to their rest in rows upon rows of burnt out metal and chrome

are sought out and given new life… by men and women who want to recapture what was.

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Something holds us to the past, not only the vehicles

but the empty barns, farmhouses, abandoned buldings

already,I alone, have collected over 3000 pins (Pinterest) from other

pinners who have a strong penchant for what was….. and i am a mere novice

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I believe that what holds us to the past, and has us besotted is a four letter word

L O V E

CHINA-T- Quote Oscar Wilde on love

Love is a high, it is delicious, it is wonderful

but, it can also hurt and leave one scarred

when we feed our passion that needs expression,

focusing on an inanimate object

it can be so much more satisfying

and we can see the results of our hard work and devotion

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hunks of metal, shiny chrome, yeah, they can make me thrill

but a good friend, a trusted friend,

a monent shared with another human being
now that is a truly special gift, whether miles apart or right beside you

love that is sincere, love that is pure. love that is given without condition

that is a connecting energy of past,present and future

it is everlasting and eternal.

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You are loved, loved, loved.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

*1914 Model T Ford

**1930 Ford panel delivery truck

***1938 REO Speed Wagon

what have we here

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It seems it was called the King Tut of barn finds.

An auction house in France announced it would be presenting 60 rare vintage, exotic cars, found tucked away in western France.

I know how I felt watching this clip, did it tug at any of your emotions, did you have a sense of something m perhaps shades of sadness, Was it just the music,or the visual.

These amazing pieces of steel and craftmanship were once new, the were the accumulation of hours of work.  The creators, the builders,designers,trades that had to pull together to build these machines of pleasure,

The cars, were admired, driven, used for commuting, and any and all other modes of transportation – finally they came to rest here in their final resting place.

Restored and found 50 years later.. If you are wanting more information, it is the automobile collection of Roger Baillon (he was a French transport business owner collection classic cars, to start  a museum, but in the 70’s he business went down, and he had to sell 50 cars to pay the bills)

The cars or a real find, Many of a history, and the fact that this collection was lost and left to be embraced by nature, for car affectionados, it is causing a real stir. Imagine seeing Talbots, Delahayes and a 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport in one location.

For me.. although not a hoarder, I like having my tools, and pieces that give me pleasure or a sense of being able at anytime to delve into a favourite pastime, or activity.

Seeing this clip stirred me into doing a tidy up.  Big clean up.  I realized that I had far too much in the way of material things/objects… in clearing away the clutter.. and things that have long lost their moment with me… I am making way for new beginnings and freeing space for improving the quality of what is happening in my life now.

note.. the Ferrari 250 sold for 14.2 million on Feb. 6,2015 at auction.

to see all the cars.. visit   choic

Life is to be lived in the present….. not the past…

but in appreciating what was, we can make better choices in the present

I love and appreciate each and everyone of you.

Namaste     –    Oyashikiri

Precious Metal

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Never too old to learn.  You may have noticed my passion for vintage, retro trucks.  It turns out I’m not alone in this love of what is sometimes called “precious metal” by the fans of Street Rodders, Pick ups, Jeeps. you name if its on wheels and it has a motor  when I went looking for information on this “interest” of mine, except for the usual magazines on new vehicles and trucks, I found zip.  Then after church yesterday,not having the car I decided to the  walk a mile or so to the shopping mall.   There I found a Chapters where I was delighted to see a section will all kinds of magazines that caught my attention. Canadian Hot Rods, The pick up issue. (Wow), even found a JP magazine (Jeeps, you have to know I was beside myself with happiness.  Outside the store while waiting for my husband I saw a magazine called  Bounder in a vendor with free reading material.  I leaned in for a closer look, it looked like one of the pricey magazines that I had just paid for in Chapters.  No, it did say Complimentary on the cover, I also saw that it had something in it about Classic Cars, of course I took a copy.

The magazine says it is “by- for-about men”  The title of the magazine uses the symbol  for man/male instead of the letter O, when it spells out Bounder.    Except for one or two articles, I read it from cover to cover, the next issue Wheels Edition, will out in spring 2015.  It seems that copies are getting harder and harder to find, they do provide a partial list in the magazine, but if you are interested, you might want to contact Brian Warren e-mail    boundermag@gmail.com     Bounder magazine is a production of Warrenty Communications Inc.

Ok now to the meaty part =^_^=  in the past if anyone had said to me “precious metal” my eyes would have sparkled and I would have thought immediately of gold,platinum and more gold, even better encrusted with precious gemstones.

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Now decades into my life’s journey I discover that under that heading I can put my love of old trucks and cars.  In my research I also discovered that many of the boards I visited in Pinterest were hosted by ladies.  There are a huge numbers of women out there with a passion for the vintage vehicle.  AND for those of you unaware of who most of the designers and makes of the vintage jewelry were, it was mostly men.

Always in life it takes Yin/Yang, male and female energies to make a whole.  In the fashion world, how many of the greats were and are male. It is the wearer that showcases the design, and in the automotive world, it may be dominated by the builders (often males), but it is the drivers who  in the end determine the success of the product.

Learning can be such a pleasure, in PL we strive to find new ways to improve ourselves and to continue to move forward, one step at a time, just do it..  You never know what you will learn that will bring about more “happy happy happy”

May the  Universe, bless and keep you safe today and always…..

Namaste    –   Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

* Hal Lefevre, Pinterest

** Christian Dior ring

Buenos dias, good morning !

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Remember when driving a car was something special, when driving meant you  drove standard, and used arm/hand signals for turning and stops?  Do you really remember driving a stick shift, if we all drove standards now, there would be less driving distracted by  a cell phones  or a morning cuppa java.

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Do you remember the hood ornament and what it was for?

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There was not always a ready solution, we had to find  inventive ways to get goods from one place to another.

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You might not have been around, but you heard of or know of this period in time. (the 70’s)  Life does move on, and with the changes come what the older generation refer to as nostalgia or memories of………… fill in the blanks.

At any age, we can reflect on what was, and often we reference past events to look at our present realities. However.. where the past has perhaps had some influence, you have assimilated and processed life at your own pace/speed. In Perfect Liberty, “Life is Art”, to live the PL “Way” you  learn to live in the present.  Now is the reality of everyday life.  Learn from today, and move on.  focus on true feelings.  The past becomes your present, its all good… yes! =^_^=

smiles

 

Namaste  – Oyashikiri

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