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This is how I remember it.

This is how I remember it.

Memories of spilt coffee.

Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end.

Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end.

It is no good crying over spilt coffee on a white tablecloth. It is bad enough staining the table-cloth without letting it spoil your day. Why worry if you can do something to fix it, there is no problem. If it cannot be fixed worry does no good. This is what you can do about the spilt coffee on the table-cloth; ASAP soak the table-cloth in cold water. Clinging to and fretting over little mishaps is a waste of time. Digging up past memories of misfortune is like exhuming a decomposing corpse; they are better left to rest in peace. Or as the case could be, rest in broken pieces. Nothing lasts forever all is subject to change both the good and the bad.  It is best not to completely forget those misadventures, just do not dwell on them. By not fully forgetting in the future you will spill less coffee.

Let us not forget.

Let us not forget.

I wonder who is kissing her now; I wonder who’s looking into her eyes, telling her lies, breathing sighs. There are those bitter-sweet memories. Let us not get too sentimental or maudlin, that was then, this is now.  By now she is way past those kinds of kisses and has far too many wrinkles to be taken in by blarney. I have never lied; though, I may have handled the truth a little carelessly and that is what spills coffee.

That what how it was, it has all changed.

That’s how it was, it has all changed.

That was yesterday’s bad news. This is the stop-press news, today’s news, and it is all good news. The good news you have been patiently waiting for. It does not matter what the headlines are, it is all good news, if we can accept work as a challenge, or a lesson, or a labour of love. AS when we are good to others we plant a seeds that will feed us in the future. To foster good fortune plant plenty of good seed and care for them with love. The love that does not leaves you wondering who is kissing her now, but the love that is only concerned about her welfare and happiness. Selfless love asks for nothing in return or it becomes a commercial deal.

Forget your age dance with the children.

Forget your age dance with the children.

 The PC or iPad are far better than TV, you have more interaction with them. Although they can also be miss used or over used. These are useful things to remember along with the good times. File the other negative memories in a folder with an obscure name so they are difficult to recall. Computer nerds will understand this. Other people who are occupied with something active and invigorating will have the heart pumping, the blood flowing and have no time for remorse. You can work off a lot of tension when you are engaged in physical activity.

Words in a frame, were they ever spoken?

Words in a frame, were they ever spoken?

Actions are more effective than words. You can read a recipe-book full of culinary delights and remain hungry. It is the action when we bite into the food savouring the texture, tasting  and chewing it thoroughly extracting all essence, before letting it slip down the strawberry lane, that our hunger is appeased. It is no good giving words to the starving, or kind thoughts, even prays are useless.

Do all those TV ads satisfy our hunger, all they do is make us want more and feed our greed?

 Our world is being hijacked, taken over by commercialism and our mindless inactivity is letting it happen. Open your eyes and open a book and read for a change. You may like to read “Fast Food Nation.” By Eric Schlosser. It spills more than coffee, it spills the beans.

To be always wanting is to be never satisfied.

To be always wanting is to be never satisfied.

Why were they the ‘good old days,’ when I could piss over the moon, (no prostrate problems) no TV, no financial worries? Most of us have fond memories of our childhood activity, think of the simple pleasures we had. Today children are being taken over by TV and molested by advertising. No need to completely give up the things we enjoy just be aware of what is beneficial. By mindlessly sitting and letting big corporate business dictate to us what we must have, makes people want what they don’t needed. You will not spill coffee if, you break the habit, drink a glass of clear water, to flush your system. The caffeine is just waste your system has to expel.

In fear of our fellow man we bread fear in our neighbours.

In fear of our fellow-man we breed fear in our neighbours.

Bad memories can be compensated by a bad memory. Memories are history and the winners record the history and the losers are left with regrets. When history is honestly looked at, were they discoverers or invaders, were they settlers or squatters; are they freedom fighters or vicious, greedy, guerrillas? They were the enemy, why are they now our friends?

If you want to see it from their point of view you have to change your position to see their view-point.

To stand in their position you will have a different perspective or your picture will be distorted. Was it necessary all the carnage, or was it only to promote business, producing bombs to blow up and destroy to create work to rebuild? We must remember, at the end of the day, at the going down of the sun, lest we forget and spill more coffee.

Love to see the beauty of a sunrise but for some it has set.

Love to see the beauty of a sunrise but for some it has set.

 

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Be happy in your work.

Nature Lover.

When I refer to nature I am referring to the world and its natural occurring phenomena together with all the physical laws that govern them. Nature is the qualities found in all things. When we experience nature uninfluenced by civilization it is a truly spiritual encounter. To take the time to quietly study nature’s wondrous achievements is uplifting. To have no time to appreciate nature is to miss life’s greatest free gifts.

Garden Poppy.

To ignore nature’s beauty is to insult the creator, who or whatever you believe the creator to be. Pantheists hold the view that nature and God are identical; we will not get sidetracked discussing these issues. The wonders and beauty of nature can fill volumes, I will only touch on a few interesting attributes of nature.

Trees have bark patterns.

No human artist can surpass nature’s beauty and perfection in any medium.   The joy of natures patterns both abstract and real are beyond mans capabilities. There are also the cyclic patterns of day and night, the phases of the moon, the seasons. The orbits of the stars and planets all precisely coordinated in the vastness of space and time, without a fraction of error.  Allowing plants to grow and animals to live, making our existence possible.

Blossom

There are spatial patterns working to beautiful numerical patterns often to a Fibonacci series of nembers. Fibonacci numbers are formed by adding the two previous numbers to make the next in the series eg. 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21… What often looks random in nature on closer inspection is a pattern some are obvious others are not so easily seen because of distortions from accidental interference.

Branching trees like rivers do.

By studying nature’s patterns it is obvious how our world, our fellow creatures and our selves are all interconnected and interdependent. There is a chain of circumstances, if one link is damaged it weakens the whole chain. We are becoming aware of the effects of interfering with natures balance.

Blossom.

The industrial age dominated by a capitalist system gave birth to the throwaway society and the breakdown of family life. While our economic system is based on production and profit rather than conserving and making things that last, we cannot stop the damage. We are encouraged by advertising to buy things we do not need and in many cases we cannot afford. This forms a vicious circle to work harder, to produce more to earn money to buy more things to complicate our life. If you watch T.V. pick your programs carefully and mute the advertisings.

Let us get back a little closer to nature. Take a break find a quiet place in a park where the birds still sing. Just sit a while and enjoy making shapes out of the clouds. Get up early not to go to work but to watch the sun rise. Stay up late not to party but to walk beneath the stars. Slow down take a deep breath and enjoy nature. Take off your shoes earth out, on a sandy beach or paddle in a puddle.

Sorry the puddle is dry.

You have the time if you dispose of that T.V. and are then not tempted by those rude T.V. commercials. I say rude because they interrupt a program you are watching to sell things. Come on live your life; you are missing out on life, watching some actor live a fantasy life for you. You can starve to death watching an actor eat for you.

Something nice caught my eye.

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