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Memory enhanced.

Memory enhanced.

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SONGS HAVE MEMORIES.

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As I remember we fitted together like a key in a lock. Until the way-would gypsy in me broke the lock that held us together. I was not ready to nest, I wanted to spread my wings and fly. Like the wild goose Frankie Lain sang about, in the 50s. But it was Judith Durham’s The Carnival is over that was haunting me in the 60s those harbour lights had mesmerised me.

We like to think we are wild geese.

We like to think we are wild geese.

 Life is a puzzle, full of ironies, and words are an imperfect medium to explain it. To allowed the monkey in our mind to wilfully swing from thought to thought is not mindful.  When one consciously lets the mind recall the past, or purposely plan for the future, it is alright. It is when we let our mind run on auto pilot and allow our subconscious to take the wheel we are in danger of losing control.

Who wants a better stove?

Who wants a better stove?

Hurrying to the future is prevalent in the technological world of today. Oblivious of our tasty breakfast we gulp our food to rush to a mundane job. Toiling for more than we need, desiring status symbols or devices we are told will save us time. Time cannot be saved; it is a passing thing that cannot be clung to. Aware, but not consciously aware and mindful, mindful is to be consciously aware, not running on auto pilot.

Full of youthful bounce.

Full of youthful bounce.

Knowing I am dwelling in the past is not fretting or regretting, it is recalling those passionate hot to trot youthful days, when love was synonymous with romance, infatuation and conquest. It is good not to forget those days and criticise the youth of today. Our vocabulary has improved now we know the meaning of reciprocity. Aware that true love is giving more than taking. True love is one thing that the more you give the more you receive.

Will they fall.... in-love ?

Will they fall…. in-love ?

Ignorant of the wisdom of the sages passed down through the ages. Back in my youth I had two gypsies in me, called curiosity and adventure, goading me on. The warm bed the tender caresses forfeited for faraway fields. There is no remorse, only a bitter sweet feeling of what might have been. I am sure I did the right thing; I needed to grow in understanding.

You see a lot when you travel.

You see a lot when you travel.

Traveling alone in foreign lands is the best teacher one can ever have.

May be this is your Christmas wish.

May be this is your Christmas wish.

In my memory she will remain a golden haired girl full of life. In reality I can imagine a grey and wrinkled woman. Our memory can span the ocean of time but an ocean of water has flown under the bridge since the 60s. Perhaps after a long tiresome journey she has gone home to rest. To be a billion dust-mites floating on the morning breeze to sparkle in the morning sun as new life.

A lovely person from the 60s.

A lovely person from the 60s.

Who knows?

I will end my love story here I have revealed enough. I have given you more than you realise, if not what you expected. Sorry if the ending was not a wonderful exciting climax. But this is not a TV romance made to make millions. It is just a story similar to many stories that leave us wondering.

This is the fruity ending, not as you pictured.

This is the fruity ending, not as you pictured.

 

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Sun set solitude.

Sun set solitude.

         Words Thoughts and

Actions.

Relax and meditate.

Relax and meditate.

I want to write something especially nice. Nice is not the word. What is the word I am looking for? One nice word will not suffice. I need a page of nicer than nice words. Then these words need to convey exactly what I want to say. I want to let you know in a wonderful way, all the things I find a joy that make me smile with delight or marvel in spellbound awe. Then look around and find much more. This world is full of things to delight. The splendor is never far from sight. The only time I do not see is when I only think of me. I turn away in a despondent mood to stagnate with a miserable attitude.

Pauline and me and a cup of tea.

Pauline and me and a cup of tea.

We hurry past the beauty of now forgetting beauty is everywhere anyhow. The beauty is here to appreciate, we hurry on then it is too late. Always wanting not content we wonder where the miracle went. The treasure is always close at hand. The world is wonderful it is always grand. Any fault or flaw we find is coming from a disturbed mind. Calm down and you can share this wondrous world’s abundant wealth. That gives us nourishment, beauty and health.

A garden in Korea.

A garden in Korea.

Mother Nature provides all that is good. So toast to health, your greatest wealth, with a glass of her sweet water. T V ads may tell you, Pepsi is the drink for you and to eat chocolates, cakes and hamburgers too. For my health I know what to do, drink water, eat fruit and veggies too. This is what I wanted to say nice words just got in the way. Now I have had my negative commercial, it is back to my old rehearsal.

Montage for DVD of Paulines family.

Montage for DVD of Pauline’s family.

A return to beauty, splendor and the sublime, I will put charm and loveliness in every line. To make this post whistle and sing, to amaze, delight and elation bring. Calm down remember balance and moderation. The balloon will burst with over inflation. Pleasures are fleeting, happiness does not last. We dream of the future and live in the past. Life is now if you can see, contentment is the way to be. Wanting all the temptation advertising has to entice us to buy things that are not always nice. Cars faster than the speed limit the law allows. So we can get to work on time and working overtime to pay for the labor-saving appliances.

Park picnic.

Park picnic.

I get caught up in all this technology. It is a wonderful era full of super inventions and I am not immune to wanting these incredible things. Then I remember moderation, balance and freedom and these are pleasing words. Like family, friends and all those superb free gifts of nature. After an extensive survey investigating what makes people happy it was found having a meal with friends was rated highest. There was no mention of who was footing the bill but if you can afford to pay the bill you will get an extra buzz of joy if you do. Those nicer words would be appreciation, empathy, reciprocity, respect, compassion, attentive, sharing, caring, perseverance, practice moderated by  balance, good humor and cooperation.

Garden picnic.

Garden picnic.

I have left out some words with admirable attributes, if you have an especially nice words that I have omitted I would like it if you could share them with me. Words are what thoughts are made of and nice thoughts give rise to nice actions and if practiced these nice thoughts and actions will become habits. Refrain from negative language and encourage the use of good words and good actions will follow. Practice this and ultimately this becomes second nature, a reflex action or habit. Be aware of your thoughts and control them by practicing meditation. This will bring contentment and some fleeting pleasures sprinkled with happiness.

Meet my Magpie mates.

Meet my Magpie mates.

 

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Words thoughts and

actions.

All good food good smile and a piece sign.

All good food good smile and a peace sign.

I want to write something especially nice. Nice is not the word. What is the word I am looking for? One nice word will not suffice. I need a page of nicer than nice words. Then these words need to convey exactly what I want to say. I want to let you know in a wonderful way, all the things I find a joy that make me smile with delight or marvel in spellbound awe. Then look around and find much more. This world is full of things to delight. The splendor is never far from sight. The only time I do not see is when I only think of me. I turn away in a despondent mood to stagnate with a miserable attitude.

Morning light.

Morning light.

We hurry past the beauty of now, forgetting beauty is everywhere anyhow. The beauty is here to appreciate we hurry on then it is too late. Always wanting, not content, we wonder where the miracle went. The treasure is always close at hand. The world is wonderful it is always grand. Any fault or flaw we find is coming from a disturbed mind. Calm down and you can share this wondrous world’s abundant wealth. That gives us nourishment, beauty and health.

Real healthy food.

Real healthy food.

Mother Nature provides all that is good. So toast to health, your greatest wealth, with a glass of her sweet water. T V ads may tell you, Pepsi is the drink for you and to eat chocolates, cakes and hamburgers too. For my health I know what to do, drink water, eat fruit and veggies too. This is what I wanted to say nice words just got in the way. Now I have had my negative commercial, it is back to my old rehearsal.

Blooming Beauty.

Blooming Beauty.

A return to beauty, splendor and the sublime, I will put charm and loveliness in every line. To make this post whistle and sing, to amaze, delight and elation bring. Calm down remember balance and moderation. The balloon will burst with over inflation. Pleasures are fleeting, happiness does not last. We dream of the future and live in the past. Life is now if you can see, contentment is the way to be. Wanting all the temptations advertising has to entice us to buy things that are not always nice. Cars faster than the speed limit law allows. So we can get to work on time then working overtime to pay for the labor-saving appliances.

Fast and Flash.

Fast and Flash.

I get caught up in all this technology. It is a wonderful era full of super inventions and I am not immune to wanting these incredible things. Then I remember moderation, balance and freedom and these are pleasing words. Like family, friends and all those superb free gifts of nature. After an extensive survey investigating what makes people happy it was found having a meal with friends was rated highest. There was no mention of who was footing the bill but if you can afford to pay the bill you will get an extra buzz of joy if you do. Those nicer words would be appreciation, empathy, reciprocity, respect, compassion, attentive, sharing, caring, perseverance, practice moderated by  balance, good humor and cooperation.

The days of ultimate extravagance.

The days of ultimate extravagance.

I have left out some words with admirable attributes, if you have an especially nice words that I have omitted I would like it if you could share them with me. Words are what thoughts are made of and nice thoughts give rise to nice actions and if practiced these nice thoughts and actions will become habits. Refrain from negative language and encourage the use of good words and good actions will follow. Practice this and ultimately this becomes second nature, a reflex action or habit. Be aware of your thoughts and control them by practicing meditation. This will bring contentment and some fleeting pleasures sprinkled with happiness.

Dog alert and dog tired.

Dog alert and dog tired.

 

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Montage of Religions.

The montage of religions.

Although all these religions have good aspects, they all have doubters and disputes, within their faith and with other religions. All have good intentions and can help in living an ethical life.  But in my opinion none are the ultimate answer. I could be wrong, I am still learning, no doubt I am ignorant of some of the details. We often look outside and criticize others, when the fault lies within our self.  I will follow what I believe and not be dogmatic about other dogmas and beliefs. With an open questioning attitude I hope to gain some understanding, of what is possibly an unanswerable question.

A piece of heaven.

I learned some interesting things, while gathering pictures for the montage.

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Peace in heaven.

Thanks to Google and all the people whose pictures I used in the montage. All the other pictures I used are my own photos and drawings. That works out reasonably well, thanks to the Photoshop program. For the montage I decided to explore another way of getting pictures and I learned a lot more than I had expected   Thanks to the web site, Islamic Academy, I read the article for non Muslims, well worth reading, especially for people who consider Muslims a threat. That was where I got the beautiful art representation of Allah I liked others but chose the one with the flowers as they are more in keeping with purity and seemed more as a gift from the above. Thanks for the picture I used in the montage from other sites. They all gave me a bit more interesting knowledge about the beliefs they represented. I give thanks to them for this knowledge that contributes to my understanding and enlightenment.

Many rivers flow to one ocean.

Knowledge and understanding are the antidote to fear and hatred. It is said, “Things are neither good nor bad, things are just as they are.” to the wise. We can get too emotionally involved, too judgmental. Some times we think something is wonderful when we learn the price; decide it expensive, not worth the time and effort and often an adversity is a blessing in disguises.

The ocean is vast.

If we look for the good we will find it, if we look for faults we will find them. It could be what we see is only a reflection of what we are looking for. So let us start to look for the good in our fellow man, he is a reflection of you. Smile at the people you meet, they will usually return your smile, do not get upset if they do not, they may have problems and need kindness, not more troubles. Do not be too quick to judge that untidy, mean-looking person, in reality he may have dreadful problems plaguing him. See him under favorable circumstances and he could appear much more appealing.

The ocean is deep.

To judge a belief as a myth and nonsense, before studying it with an open mind is biased, prejudice. A mind interested in the underlying reasoning is more rewarding. Things I once thought had no useful purpose or were unintelligible nonsense, after further investigation I saw the reasoning behind them. Some I then judged as helpful to my spiritual advancement others I decided were not helpful to me. I always benefited in that I gained understanding of the people that lived by those beliefs.

The ocean is beautiful.

Reciprocity, understanding and respect are things that could save a lot of turmoil in our world. To live with trust in our neighbor, knowing he has the same needs as us and if not deprived of his fair share of these basic needs, like us he would rather live in peace than risk his life in war and the destruction. War does more damage to our environment than all the peaceful activity. Nature is infinite and will not be destroyed, man is mortal he will be destroyed, if he refuses to learn.

Natures beautiful gifts we should appreciate in your own way.

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Buddah the minding amulets gathered in my travles.

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