“I gave  those (all races, gender, beliefs, religion) from all countries that perished in the Towers a time of thought and remembrance… but now it is  time to move on, not live in the shadows of 9/11….. I cannot change the past, but I can help determine the future… I cannot help the dead but I can help the living.. (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 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… 🙂

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( “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,

Yes, while not forgotten I do not dwell on 9/11, “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown )…..as I said, I cannot change the past nor can I help those that have passed on… but perhaps by concentrating on the future, I can help the living build a better world and may one day instead of remembering death and sorrow, the universe can remember life and happiness… even if it means that I may have to venture down the path least traveled…  🙂

 

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 many, following a path determined by another…
No self identity, all bearing the same face.

A 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, understanding... and happiness.

A path 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.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles would a mortal wear,
To welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread would one bear.

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“.
          ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

A world of peace, understanding and love.. there are those that will say my dream is a impossible dream, but dream I will..  🙂

And I shall close for now, to venture on down the path to follow that dream...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Whatever path you choose, until we meet again.. 🙂

May flowers always line your path 
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
May the sun shine all day long
Everything go right, nothing go wrong
May those you love bring love back to you
And may all the wishes you wish come true
                   (Irish Saying)

15 thoughts on ““I gave  those (all races, gender, beliefs, religion) from all countries that perished in the Towers a time of thought and remembrance… but now it is  time to move on, not live in the shadows of 9/11….. I cannot change the past, but I can help determine the future… I cannot help the dead but I can help the living.. (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…  

    • Thank you for stopping by!.. yes indeed, happiness is the key and hope your world is filled with happiness today, and every day!.. 🙂

      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by!.. hopefully by working together we can close the door to the past and open a door to a new and better world…. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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  1. Despite spending most of my spare time trying to ensure that young men who fought against Nazism are never forgotten, you are absolutely 100% right. Perhaps you know the poem “For Johnny” by John Pudney? He is talking about his friends who died in the RAF in WW2……

    “Do not despair
    For Johnny-head-in-air;
    He sleeps as sound
    As Johnny underground.
    Fetch out no shroud
    For Johnny-in-the-cloud;
    And keep your tears
    For him in after years.

    Better by far
    For Johnny-the-bright-star,
    To keep your head,
    And see his children fed.”

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    • Thank you for stopping by!.. they will not be forgotten but I concentrate on the living, hoping to help them know the freedom and life the Johnny’s of this world fought, and died, for..
      I have not heard that poem, but I am familiar with this one;

      There is in the eternal realms
      A great line of men
      Who march along a long winding road
      Their task is to collect the dead of ages
      Taken from the ranks of the fallen

      After midnight on the 30th May 2009
      The great line halts
      And a sergeant majors voice rings out
      Not as on the parade ground
      But in the solemn silence increased
      The short command is given
      ‘Get fell in to the rear of the column’

      2 soldiers take their place
      Adjust their equipment
      And calm their troubled expressions
      These fallen 2 shoulder arms
      And the great line of men
      The dead of ages
      Taken from the ranks of the fallen
      Moves off at a slow march
      Winding its way along the long winding road

      Almost out of sight
      The line visibly halts
      And a sergeant major’s voice rings out
      ‘Get fell in to the rear of the column’
      And we who mortals be
      Strain to hear the sound of their marching feet
      (By Nigel Moffett Snr)

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be… 🙂

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!!… and hopefully one day peace and love will reign supreme… 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May your spirit only know peace
      May your heart only know love
      May all your dreams come true
      May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
      And life is all that you wish for it to be….
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  2. I fell in love with the song, “To Dream the Impossible Dream” when I was in my youth. A world of peace, understanding and love would not be easy to achieve, but I believe it is possible. Thanks for doing your part, Larry. We must focus forward to move forward.

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    • Thank you for stopping by!.. we have hope and hope is the last to die….. 🙂

      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 glad you enjoyed your visit!!… 🙂

      Have a wonderful day today, and every day and 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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