Good Morning Soldiers,
Why I picked that particular picture I’m not quite sure. The name of the film fits the the theme and both Sophia and Marcello are easy to look at. Plus, I like Italian films.
Todays blog-0-matic is about the people in my life - out of my life... I don’t want to spoil it... read on.
There are three types of people in my life, only three...
#1 Those that are gone
#2 Those that are with me
#3 Those that I have yet to meet
Those that are gone...
It is a certainty that I will someday be separated from everyone I know or will know in my life, either they will leave me, or I will leave them. That holds true for everyone. Friends or family will move away or drift out of my life for many reasons. Some of them simple, like they get a new job or, unfortunately, pass away. Some of them more complicated like misunderstandings, miscommunications or missed opportunities. I accept this and, for the most part, cherish their memory and try to honor that memory by living my own life the best way I can. I have a feeling that my ancestors are somewhere watching - no, more than a feeling - I KNOW that they are watching. This changes how I conduct myself. I do this not because of fear or beyond the great beyond guilt I am experiencing. But because of the love and guidance i feel flowing from all points surrounding me.
We are all connected, We are all one. The trees - the animals - the rocks - the earth - the god - our thoughts - our ancestors thoughts. That is what I feel - That is what I know, for me, to be true.
Those that are with me...
I thought about this one, and the bare minimum requirement is a christmas card level of relationship. Of course, I would have once been much closer with this person at one time. Sometimes the closer you are with someone the further away you want to get when it is time to end the relationship, but if I get a card...
This is my mother shooting at a milk bottle with a .22 target pistol. She hits them every time. She is with me, even though we live 50 miles apart. Even I don’t see her every day, even I don’t visit her enough, even though I don’t call as much as I should - she is still with me. Paulette - tell our beautiful mother that I love her very much, and I promise to visit soon. Sometimes I have to work with keeping the with working.
Those who I have yet to meet...
Often just a five second delay in my actions causes me never to meet someone new - like when making a wrong turn in an unfamiliar city causes me to step in to a small shop I would never had even known existed. If I would have been five seconds slower I would have found my street therefore missing a small shop owned by two German upright bass makers ... you can fill in the rest . Even though I don’t get a christmas card they will always be with me. One unplanned decision made in five seconds started a sequence of events that would lead to the meeting of the love of my life, my wonderful wife Kathleen. This FIVE SECOND DIFFERENCE is what determines my life. I have to be flexible, I have to be adventurous, I must take chances, always...
Life is the inside of a pinball machine and I’m a silver ball being moved around by a 6 year old kid. I only pray he doesn’t tilt.
Have a Great Day - Thank you each and everyone of you for all of your love and support and encouragement. Thank you for giving me a reason to get up the morning.
Tomorrow’s Tropic - parkinsons as a martial art
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\