A good person does what’s right even if no one is watching.
A good person does what’s right even if no one is watching.
I’m singing my own song
And I’m writing it too
Sometimes I’m brilliant
And sometimes it’s poo
I don’t care for noise
But the sound of a song
Country, pop or jazz
It just can’t be wrong
Classical notes form
A bridge for the ear
All other music
Began I think here
The song I am writing
Is dear to my heart
It helps me to focus
And where next to start
My past in a word
It simply was great
Love and adventure
Full was my slate
My song is not finished
I have years still to write
Experiences to live
The future is bright!
Dogs these days, always checking their p-mails!
Failure is part of the learning curve.
I am a big fan of home renovation and decorating programs. One of the trends I find particularly intriguing is that of minimalism. In its simplest terms it is where you get rid of your junk. Now I like the concept but the reality is untenable, at least for me. I like my stuff.
I recently had a friend over to my place and we were talking about decorating and I was explaining the history behind, well, everything. Perhaps it is my nature but everything I own seems to have a story. There are the very heavy bookends that my father bought before I was born. They are horse heads and I’ve always loved them. Or the China horses I collected when I was small child. Of the many I did have only a few have survived the 50 odd years they’ve been around.
Then there are my paintings. I have a lot of them. I actually change them seasonally because I get bored easily. There are the chairs that used to belong to my grandmother or the one chair at my front door that I used for my first attempt at camping. It is a beautiful, hand carved wooden chair that I put a blanket over top of and pretended I was camping. That’s my history.
Of course, the other problem is, I like things. I like pretty things. I like wooden bowls and metal bowls and handmade . . . bowls? Oh my good heavens! I collect bowls! See, pretty creeps up on me. Most of these bowls are bought from a company that engages in Fair Trade. They’re not out to make a big profit for themselves. The artisan that makes the item is paid a portion upfront and then when the item is sold, they get more. I feel good about shopping there. I feel less guilty about buying a unique item that is handmade and, well, pretty.
Would my life be better if I had less stuff? The proponents of minimalism believe so. I’m afraid I don’t. Yes, there is the concept of having too much stuff. Look at any program on hoarding and you will understand. I’m not a hoarder. But I do keep my stuff. I put things into boxes and now and then I pulled them out to exchange them with what is on display now. I like being reminded of my past, of the people that were important to me and that helped to mold me into the person I am today. And, I like my stuff.
No one is ever what they first appear to be.
I am convinced some people really do live in an alternate reality.
We can’t dream it right but we can make it right.
The first step towards making the world a better place is getting out of bed.
My Mother never left me
Those many years ago
With my Father by her side
She’s watching Heaven grow.
I know she thinks St Peter
Should polish up his act
Those politicians he let in
Really should go back.
Angel’s wings are handed out
To the many and the few
But really those deserving
Don’t get the all they’re due.
Heaven is a place
Of peace and gentle love
There my parents rest you see
To give blessings from above.
Time will come I know it
When Mom will run the show
God has done a bang up job
But Mother’s make it grow!
An onion has many layers. So have I!
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