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Elephants, Monkeys, Cows and Crows, oh My

In Nonesense, Photography, Whatever on August 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

Bathing elephant at  Elephant Freedom Project and, in the wild, as I ride the bus to Trincomalee in Sri Lanka;  chased a monkey out of my bathroom and another stole my mango slices as I walked up to the Golden Temple;IMG_0214 Cows on the beach, roaming the range…IMG_0290 and finally a crow steals my chicken bone… IMG_0359what next? Sri Lanka,  a natural habitat experience hmmm… I did not plan for this!

Hemingway and Alcohol

In Nonesense, Whatever on June 13, 2017 at 10:18 am


Hemingway, I read his book  ‘Old Man and the Sea” and I have read his biography.   Little do I know about Hemingway, he was a complex individual, alcoholic, so they say, but clearly a creative one. Ernest Explains His Deep Love of Alcohol and suggests the only time it is not good is when you write or fight.   Need to do a bit more research regarding his view on alcohol and the influence it may have had on his writing.  Seems to me for an alcoholic he wrote beautifully.

Why do I say this? Have you ever been in a situation where you have a glass of wine and everything is easier including writing. Sit in front of your computer one day after you have had a couple of glasses, turn on your favorite music, make sure you are alone and then quietly stare at your screen.   Ok tell me you are not feeling like you want to express yourself?



three apricot pits later

In Nonesense on January 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

Being alone at 4:20 am is all about three apricot pits sitting on your grandfather’s antique desk, listening to Charlie Winston singing ‘Like a Hobo’, followed by a Piano Concerto for Tchaikovsky ….

intermittently distracted by, Facebook, as you try to hold several conversations at once and complete an intelligent blog.  Who said Social Media was easy?  Twitter, Tumbler, Facebook,   Oh my…   Pinster, Linked In, Google +    Oh my…

In spite of it all, around 6:40 am,  that stuff you digressed  about with your cousin comes full circle. So much for advice and wisdom; sometimes it comes back, to smack you in the face.  Don’t stress, face reality, get a grip.  It’s ok to runoff the skids, occasionally.  As long as you remember that it was a moment of insanity, driven by the moment.  Sure run with it!

BUT if it runs away with you….oh my Lord you are in  trouble.

Generational Icon…

In Nonesense, Whatever on July 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Listening to this generational icon, Leonard Cohen, my generation. Suzanne, if you are of the 50/60s generation then you listen to this classic song and your mind is flooded with memories of times bygone.

For me, as I sit here, listening to Suzanne, I am 18 again and sit in my bedroom with my record player listening to my folk music. Memories come flooding back, along with a deep desire to return to those days. Reality and age set in and I fully realize that as much as my heart wants it, there is no return. There is a longing, emptiness as I listen to Leonard Cohen. And there is no way to fill it.

So as empty and painful as it maybe, it is part of who I am. The irony of it all, he fills my heart with his very words…

And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him

He said “All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them”

But he himself was broken Long before the sky would open Forsaken, almost human He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone And you want to travel with him And you want to travel blind And you think maybe you’ll trust him For he’s touched your perfect body with his mind.

And I think of the people who are no longer with me. I yearn to share with them who I am, what I am and where I am. Where have they gone? So much of what I have done I want to share with them. But they have already traveled blind with Jesus and he has touched their perfect bodies.

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