Diary from the path least traveled..
Had been a active time last week, taking in the holidays and dealing with the cold weather… it were too cold for the Grinch to steal Christmas.. 😀 thought I would pop in and leave a fww thoughts…it were a sunny start to the day today..
But looks were deceiving as it were another cold morning today also, warmer in Alaska… they are forecasting a period of snow/rain/freezing rain etc. over the next 48 hours, should be interesting… brought back memories of when I was growing up on the farm…
In the spring Dad would order baby chicks from the local hatchery for use on the farm, to replace the older chickens…the chicks would be put in a cardboard container (the sides were about 6 inches high) so we could get them home safely…
They would be loosely put in the box for their safety… we had a “brooder” house with heat lamps hanging from the ceiling to keep them warm and we would let them loose…well, we had a forecast much like today’s, got some freezing rain and with the utility lines not being what they are today, we lost power…appliances, etc. were gas so we could stay warm to some degree..it was decided to venture out, put the chicks in the boxes and bring them indoors…
They were very cold, we set the boxes on the floor in the warm kitchen, took the lids off of them so they could warm up but not smother…this was about 8 pm in the evening, total dark… to make a long story short, once those chicks got warm, they decided to check out the house… Suddenly, we had 50 baby chicks coming over the side of the box, “busting loose” and scattering all over the house!!!… 🙂 it took most of the night and next morning to round up all the chicks safely…
Back to the present, ventured to the post office last week and a gathering of a few of the locals were there (believe they were using the heat), they were discussing two things; immigration/refugees and religion… I would like to add that they are the local hypocrites also… 🙂 they had negative views of the immigrants/refugees, failing to take in account that the actions of this country, the USA, made a large percentage of them immigrants/refugees… they failed to mention that this country ask those very same people to help defend against terrorism, etc, something the locals did not have the courage to do themselves… that is not the case here on the path least traveled…
As for religion and ones destiny after leaving this mortal world, the universe knows I am not into religion, as I set here and think of all the wars, conflicts, suffering, etc that religion (all religion) has caused, and still causing… on the path least traveled there is no death.. I am a free spirit in a mortal body… there is no race, ideology, gender (for the record, according to the tests, my thought process is 75 to 80% feminine and 20 to 25% masculine), not bound by social pressure, etc…. as my daughter would say “it is what it is” or as Popeye would say “ I yam what I yam and that is all that I yam” 🙂 … once this mortal body has run its course, it will not be the end but a new beginning… I believe the following poem says it best;
I’M NOT THERE…..
Please, don’t stand at my grave and weep;
For I’m not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft glow of stars at night
Please, don’t stand at my grave and cry
For I am not there, I did not die..
(Mary Elizabeth Frye)
I had better close now and venture on down the path…but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. In the meantime, I shall continue to enjoy the moment, looking forward to the next moment, chase rainbows and live life..and do so until the last moment…