Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂
( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )
A holiday on the horizon, a celebration of freedom they say.. here on the path there is freedom and it is celebrated every day… 🙂 “I am free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” Theodore Roosevelt
A Spirit Born Free…
While dealing with the doldrums
That happen often in wintertime,
And while contemplating my tomorrows
Thought I’d pen some thoughts that rhyme.
Free.. as I venture through my life
With each step, all the while being me,
An open mind, a heart of dreams
A spirit, enjoying being free.
A spirit that views another
As another feels, wishes to be,
In a realm of acceptance
So another can enjoy being free.
Free…. to love another
No color, gender or race,
Only to know and feel happiness
No social walls to face.
Free… to live life as one chooses
Fallow a dream, the heart would say,
Free to walk ones own path of life
Filled with adventures along the way.
There are those who would color me different
Many to gaze upon me with dismay,
But unlike them, I’ve found happiness
Free….by choosing to live life my way.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ( Roy T. Bennett )
Yes, here in America the 4th of July holiday is approaching, a celebration of freedom, but are they really free, one asks?… “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no man has ever been before.” Francis Phillip Wernig
Here on the path there is freedom as one watches the morning begin….“Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”
A freedom everyday and it’s…
Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice… you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Free to learn about oneself and life, like Attila as she prepares to leave the nest for the first time..
“Becoming free is learning about yourself; the scared and the insecure, the brilliant and the bold. Embrace both and the journey is yours and yours alone. No longer are you following another’s directions and your path and purpose will present themselves. Only then might you find another wandering soul doing the same thing, who can walk with you but on their own journey. All of a sudden you might find a shared passion and a wrinkled map on the trail that makes sense.” Riitta Klint
Of course there is Spidey, the spider, living life his way in spite of how he is perceived…“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realize how seldom they do”.. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Free to love another without fear or ridicule… “Love knows no bounds or time, love is the spirit of the heart, love is the life support of hope, love is the force behind compassion, love is the foundation for true friendships, relationships….without love, life is barren and cold and has no meaning”…. (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Or perhaps these young ladies… “You don’t love the person you can live with, you love the person you cannot live without”…
Perhaps a good friend… “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.”
Free to make choices that may result in change.. “When someone tells you “you’ve changed”, it might be because you have stopped living your life their way”.. John Pence
Winds of Change…
I watched that heavy door begin to close,
all the while the winds above me rose.
The years whisper and whistle back into my ear,
the memories haunted by sorrows and fear.
With a new day it finally dawned on me,
the past needed locking and I had the key.
Leave it behind, leap and fly away free,
let the winds of change blow and carry me.
Feel them lifting my wings now able to soar,
up to an open sky and caged no more.
Flying so fast to where no hurt can find,
a place of peace now inhabits my mind.
This heart full of courage never ceases to beat,
knowing my history is not destined to repeat.
Clear paths now lead me to a new destination,
for my life, my future and the next generation.
(Kelly Deschler 3/26/2016)
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
Well, I had better close.. Use that freedom to follow my dreams, seek out adventure that may lie ahead around the next bend on the path…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂
Free to follow ones dreams, ones destiny
Being led by a open heart, you see
Free to love another without fear
To cherish and embrace those one holds dear,
Free to be who one wishes to be
For here on the path one is born free.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)