Live Boldly

You've gotta dance like there is nobody watching, Love like you will never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth. ~~William Purkey


"I can sum up just about everything I have learned about life in three words: it goes on." Robert Frost

Life Happens

Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statute!.

August 02, 2014

Thoughts on a Saturday Morning: Love

Saturday.  I so want to get back into updating this blog.  I feel the urge to write now.  It seems like I have a lot to say and I need to get it out.  My muse seems active where she has been sleeping for such a long time.  Last night I saw "Their Eyes Were Watching God."  I saw this movie many years ago but somehow did not really remember it.  I certainly did not remember it or feel the impact from all the emotion portrayed in it.  I can so identify with Halle Berry's character.  I think I have always been like her, wistful and looking for love and not always finding it. 

It was such a great, but short lived, love story.  In the end I could not feel sad because Halle was given the world everyday and she loved  and lived in that "everyday," even if it was for a short time.  I want that.  When I look back on my few loves I don't think I ever had that.  Not even once.  No one has given me the world everyday.  I do believe I THOUGHT I was getting that and I believe my partner THOUGHT he was giving me that...but no.  NOT! I don't think I ever got that limitless,  unconditional, boundless love.  I know that now looking back.  I know I gave that sort of love to one in my life and it was not returned.

Now at these later years I wonder if I will ever achieve it.  I have stopped looking for love.  I stopped looking many years ago when my child was young and there was no time for that.  My days were filled with the work of two jobs, a baby and diapers.  Now there is more time and I am not sure how to start looking, even if I wanted to.  There is also the big question: If I were to look would I find it or does it need to find me?

I know my hope has been that love would find me.  I have forever been waiting to be swept away on the shiny waves of love; to be raised up on its' swells and left filled when it left me on the shores of life.  To know that it was there when the seas were calm or when the summer storms arose.  Even when the pull of the moon made the tides wild and left of center, I would know and feel love was always there. 

Now I wait. And hope.  There is always hope.  I want someone to give me the world everyday. I know I can give that back.  I'm that kind of girl.  Life should be lived and lived with those you love.  Especially those who give you the world.  "Love is like the sea.  It is a moving thing and different on every shore."  I am waiting. On the shore.  Gazing at the deep blue sea.

July 23, 2014

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

Nuff Said!

The Not So Good News Weeks

I think that this has been the most horrible two weeks of news ever!  Planes being shot out of the sky full of innocent people, the countries involved blaming each other for the disaster and loss of innocent lives, nothing resolved in the kidnapping of the girls in Africa, parents leaving multiple children in cars to die, the middle east exploding in conflict. Children from South America and Mexico flooding the boarders. I do not think things in the world could get any worse.  But they can.  They will. 

I like to keep up with what is happening in the world but it seems none of it is good.  The news has been depressing, to say the least.  I wonder where the good in the world is.  It could be that the world was always this terrible but we did not know about it.  With the development of social media, satellites and our advanced technology, we know what is happening in the most remote parts of the world almost instantly.  Prior to all this technology we simply were not that well informed.  Was it better?  Was it better to be more ignorant of what the rest of the world was like?  

For "average citizen me" it makes me aware of what good I can do in my little corner of the world.  I can be the good that I want to see in the world.  That is all we can do.  Be good and do good where we are.  That is no solution for all the injustice in the world but it might make things better right where you are.  Where you live.  Where you make a difference.  Make a difference in the life of someone.  You will never know how your kind gesture can affect people or situations.  So.  Just do it. Be good and shine where you are. 

July 28, 2013

The Weight In

I was not going to weigh in at all on the Zimmerman case.  It is all too sad and too wrong.  I would have to agree with the juror who appeared on GMA, that Zimmerman got away with murder.  Poor Travon Martin.  It is a sad case among many that have happened the very same way before.  Since racism and racial profiling is still alive and well in this country, there are those few innocents that will be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They will be on the wrong end of the gun and on the wrong end of the judicial system. 
When I saw this picture that has been circulating around the web, I decided to post about it.  There is no justice for Trayvon and Zimmerman is a free man.  Free of sorts.  He will have to live with what he has done.  Time will make changes and eventually he will come to realize that he was wrong.  It may be years from now but that day will come. 
Race relations have improved but there are gross changes that need to be made on both sides.  Education is the key to a better life and so many do not take advantage of that. They are caught in the slave mentality that has been there since the civil war times.  Breaking out is not hard but it will take lots of effort.  Maintained effort.  Maintained because there are a barrel of crabs under every ladder. 
Rest Trayvon.  Rest well.  You are in a better place.  Gone too soon but better off that the rest of us dealing with the ugly reality of racism.