Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..
(Quietly sharing thoughts while exploring the world and the universe (no nominations please)….
“Holding on to bitterness is like taken poison and expecting the other person to die”… (Author Unknown)
Portrait of a friend…
I can’t give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.
I can’t change your past with all it’s heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can’t keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.
I can’t prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.
I can’t give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.
I can’t keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.
I can’t tell you who you are or who you will be
I can only love you and be your friend
Starting to bring the day to a close, so thought I would take some time to pop in and share a few thoughts… going to be another warm/humid Amazon jungle type week with a break tomorrow, will venture out for a time early… the last few days had unsettled weather and most morning woke up to skies like this one (taken first of the week)…
Brings to mind the saying; “red skies in the morning sailors warning, red skies at night sailors delight”… the theory behind that is red skies indicate moisture in the atmosphere and with the sun rising and heating up the atmosphere and making it unstable, the possibility of storms…the other side of the coin, with the sun setting in the evening, the atmosphere starts to cool and become stable, thereby reducing the possibility of a storm… cool, eh?… well, that is your science lesson for the week… 🙂
With the summer rains, the backyard and garden is growing well (except for my tomatoes 😦 ) and the berries are near ready…
These are raspberries and while they are edible, I do not eat them myself, the backyard creatures and birds feast on them… 🙂 the roses are starting to bloom as nature shows it beauty… there is the red rose (love, affection)…
Then the white rose (spirituality, remembrance)
And the pink rose (happiness)…
When combined, the roses make a lovely, meaningful bouquet of flowers, I wrote a poem about my bouquet in histories past;
A bouquet of roses from my garden,
Their beauty need not be told,
Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
A pleasant scent for one to behold.
They remind me of you, my love
Whose beauty from within you do share,
Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of love and happiness in the air.
This bouquet was picked for you, my love
For coming into my world, my dear friend,
For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
For which I know… will never end.
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller May 5, 2008)
Well, I had better close, finish the day, relax and finish the story on my Kindle, it’s about a lady vampire falling in love…yes, on the path least traveled even lady vampires can fall in love… 🙂 also have some rainbows to chase and a dream or two to check out…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…
And speaking of roses, if you happen to know of anyone who is having dark days and difficulty finding love and happiness, Diary, you may wish to point them in the direction of Bette Midler, she may have an answer for them… 🙂