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 🙂 )
Life can, and will, put many challenges in one’s path to finding happiness, while following one’s dreams… and when that ugly doubt rears its head, words by Theodore Roosevelt
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” (Theodore Roosevelt )
And William Ernst Hensley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
(William Ernest Henley)
Come to mind… and gives me the resolve to press on as “ME”…
My fate will be unknown, what lies ahead unsure
I do not know…. what my destiny will be,
But one thing will be certain, written in stone
I shall venture down that path …..being “ME“.
(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller)
And somewhere in this mad, mad, mad world there is a place for me… 🙂
Has been a busy few days dealing with change, making changes and preparing for the future… possible storms the weekend so thought I would share a few thoughts..
Did take a moment in time to update the Kindle.. purchased some new ebooks, some for my WorldPress library as I affectionately refer to it… 🙂
Authored by Damyanti Biswas…
Authored by Rosaliene Bacchus..
And they will join the books..
Authored by Bette A. Stevens..
Authored by Laleh Chini…
And if their excellent writings on their WordPress sites are an example, there is no doubt in my mind that I will be experiencing some wonderful and pleasant evening reading with a spot of wine…. 🙂
There are many ways to be able to read… while it may not be for everyone, I chose the Kindle because, 1. it is compatible with Amazon, 2. it is convenient to carry around, 3. I do not have to worry about storage and finally 4. it helps the environment by reducing the use of paper…
And while on the subject of paper, what paper I do receive is either shredded or I return to my “first” childhood and make note pads…
And once the paper has run its course, I take all the paper out to the compost bin..
Much to the delight of the residents of the compost bin… over time I add leaves ( I do not burn) and at some point will become compost… hopefully my efforts, along with other folks, will help make this world a better place and when I leave this mortal world, I will be able to hear the children say “it is a wonderful world”… 🙂
Well, I had better close for now… if I don’t get the chores done, won’t be able to read.. 🙂 but I shall return one day, with Kindle in hand…Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…
It is a Friday morning, on the path
At the end of it, on the horizon, a lovely rainbow,
It is there my answers lie… the truth is known
Until then, only Fate will know.
It is a Friday morning, spirit and mind at the ready
To seek the rainbow… perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers, you see
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )