Hope, dreams and we are the world on the path least traveled….

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(Quietly sharing thoughts while exploring the world and the universe (no nominations please)….

“Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you cannot change” Noel Letty

“When one suddenly finds oneself in the swamp up to their armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp”..

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia

Hello Diary,

Another heat wave approaching so have been busy last few days preparing… have outdoor tasks finished, decided today to make the meals for the rest of the week…

meals

There are actually two meals in each plate, for noon meal and late meal, put in refrigerator or freezer… all I need is microwave, no creating heat… 🙂 I also made some ozone strips, called
“Schoenbein” paper…

ozone strips

They have a coating of potassium iodide, corn starch and water on them… I take on to a protected location, let set for 8 hours and strip will turn a color, how dark will depend on how much ozone in the air…

done strip

I have a graph that I can use to determine the amount of ozone in the air at ground level…

graph

Then I send my data to the National Weather Service….so much for backyard science… 🙂

I ventured off the path briefly to check the news and two stories got my attention, one dealing with guns… guns accomplish nothing, create pain, hate and suffering….peace and the pen is still mightier than the sword… Mr. Eisenhower and I agree on something and there are no guns on the path least traveled…

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. “ Dwight D. Eisenhower

The second subject matter were immigrants and refugees… life is about dreams and EVERYONE has dreams, about love, their destiny, etc… I have watched over time countries trying to use force to impose their ideologies onto other countries, creating havoc, pain, suffering, even death to those who only wish to live their dreams.. people who witness mankind’s inhumanity against mankind, and when those people seek help, those same countries turn their backs on the people, to deny them….it does not speak well for the human race!…

“When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” Mother Angelica

I believe the words from Les Miserables says it best…

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung
No wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And I still dream he’ll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather!

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now, from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

That does not happen on the path least traveled…

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One can follow their dream (in spite of denial from others) and always hope, for hope is the last to die….
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson

Well, better close for now, and venture on down the path, have my tomorrows to contemplate, my dreams to chase and adventures to pursue… but I shall return again one day, fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

No matter what people might say, no matter how different you are and they may look down on you and ridicule, you/we are the world… 🙂

6 thoughts on “Hope, dreams and we are the world on the path least traveled….

  1. Hi
    Thank you. I am happy to see your wonderful post. It gives me a thoughtful thinking and am  happy for that. That is always my intention to see a post that gives me happiness.

    Am happy  to share at least a part of that happiness and love here as am commenting now.

    Cheers,

    PATRICK

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    • Hello Patrick,
      Thank you for visiting and bringing with you some happiness and kind words!!… glad that my writings were able to give you some happiness also…. 🙂

      Like

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