“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” “Isaac Asimov” on the path least traveled…

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… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

 

Hello Diary,

It is a Friday morning, a holiday weekend arriving here on the prairies… a weekend to remember the fallen who have given the sacrifice while serving… those who passed because mankind, closed minded and filled with hate and prejudice, chose the sword over the pen when trying to settle differences… and all that were accomplished was the sowing of more seeds of hate, anger and suffering… 

I know first hand about the cost of conflict… that is me sitting on the ground, South Vietnam, 1966…. It were a beautiful country with pleasant people who simply wish to follow their dream…unfortunately there were closed minded elements of worlds societies who were only interested in their dream, ready to sacrifice anyone else’s dream… fortunately for me, I survived the conflict relatively unscathed… 🙂

 

 

(me sitting on the ground).

We were volunteers, one and all
So Noble.. Proud.. and Brave,
Did not know the reasons for  war
Just a people from tyranny to save!

Glasses held high, we made an toast
Surely that Victory would rule the day!
While back at home, the voices of unrest
Not a kind word for  us did they say.

Some could not vote, children were we
Some not old enough to drink, but still our battle cry,
Even with all that we could not do
For us children, it was to do or die!

Vietnam was a hostile, violent land
The dangers, the horrors of war abound,
Whether the paddies of Vietnam or the fields of home,
Seemed for us, not a friend could be found.

But we proudly  gave it our all
Faced  our destiny, with a hint of fear of tomorrow
Some to return to a mother’s joy
Some to return to a mother’s sorrow.

So should you be looking on today
One more toast,  hold your glasses high,
To PEACE, HOPE and LOVE, may they long endure
CHEERS, LADS AND LASSIES!!!.. And SEMPER FI
    (Sgt, Larry “Dutch” Woller, 12th Marine Regiment, Vietnam, 1965–1966...)

Here on the path there will be a pause to think, not only of the fallen, but also those who sacrificed their dreams also, the Mothers, Fathers, Wife’s, Husbands, Daughters and Sons of the fallen who will be remembered this holiday weekend… 🙂 And once the pause is over, all attention will be focused on the pen and hopefully wisdom will one day reign, peace will rule the land and the universe will be celebrating the living, not the dead… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now… the vaccination were relatively painless and, while I will proceed with caution, am ready to leave safe harbor, set sails follow my heart… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again..

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your spirit only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

21 thoughts on ““The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” “Isaac Asimov” on the path least traveled…

    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. everyone sacrifices with conflict in some manner….hopefully peace and harmony will one day rule the universe… 🙂

      Until we meet again….
      May the road rise to meet you
      May the wind be always at your back
      May the sun shine warm upon your face
      The rains fall soft upon your fields
      May green be the grass you walk on
      May blue be the skies above you
      May pure be the joys that surround you
      May true be the hearts that love you.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!.. have a holiday filled with peace, love and hope..

      And until we meet again…

      May the road rise to meet you
      May the wind be always at your back
      May the sun shine warm upon your face
      The rains fall soft upon your fields
      May green be the grass you walk on
      May blue be the skies above you
      May pure be the joys that surround you
      May true be the hearts that love you.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!.. hopefully one day the voice of reason will be heard and the world will be at peace and harmony… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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  1. I often think of that Isaac Asimov quote since it’s so clear these days. I’m very thankful that you returned safely from the war to choose the pen. May peace and wisdom prevail sooner than later.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!… it is the difference between hate (war) and love (pen)… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May you always be blessed
      with walls for the wind,
      a roof for the rain,
      a warm cup of tea by the fire,
      laughter to cheer you,
      those you love near you,
      and all that your heart might desire.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!… hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!… glad you enjoyed your visit!!… change is in the winds and hopefully one day peace and harmony will rule!… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May the road rise to meet you
      May the wind be always at your back
      May the sun shine warm upon your face
      The rains fall soft upon your fields
      May green be the grass you walk on
      May blue be the skies above you
      May pure be the joys that surround you
      May true be the hearts that love you.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and I am honored that you reblogged my thoughts!!… hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!!… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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