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 🙂 )
“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” (Kevyn Aucoin)
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)
Thought I would take a brief break from chores, challenges and tweaking technology to share a few thoughts about being oneself… “When someone tells you “you’ve changed”, it might be because you have stopped living your life their way”.. (John Pence)… 🙂
In history’s past, I had made a small brush pile next to the ground feeder for protection from the weather and predators for my little backyard friends…“When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” (Author Unknown)….
Well, yesterday, while in the utility room doing the laundry, I noticed a Red-tailed hawk perched on a piece of lumber in the brush pile…. 🙂
He was no doubt trying to design a method with which to access the little creatures who were snuggled in the safety and warmth of the brush pile… I expect the hawk did not succeed as he was gone some time later… 🙂 it were probably a wise choice on the hawks part as Ole Man Winter put in an appearance soon after…
To the eye of the observer it may have appeared that the hawk failed, but in truth the hawk did not because the hawk chose its own path and gathered more knowledge while being who it was…..
I awoke one morning, alone, in history’s past..
Left with a heart full of memories, a decision to make,
Confronted with two paths to my destiny..
Heart and mind to decide which one to take.
Take the one most traveled, the logical safe choice…
The one chosen by the multitudes..the human race,
Like sheep, following a path determined by another…
No self identity, all bearing the same face.
A most traveled path whose direction is chosen by a few
The rest to follow, ever so blind,
Their destiny not chosen by their own hand
Their fate determined, by a closed mind.
The other path less traveled, mysterious and unknown
Where one can be different, like me I confess,
Without fear of ridicule, bigotry and hate
A path filled with love… and happiness.
A path less traveled where one can follow ones dreams
An open mind to see what others do not,
To live a life guided by one’s heart
While the other path one cannot.
Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
Looking forward to a great adventure.
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)
Yes, the hawk and I are facing life’s challenges while doing it our way… 🙂
Well, I had better close for now…. chores, challenges and technology awaits me…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…
When Is The Right Time, one Would Ask…. ?
To take this path
To maybe take the other,
To open ones heart
To share it with another.
( Larry “Dutch” Woller ).
Only time has the answer..