“When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

The heat wave continues so reducing daily activity somewhat, especially  in the afternoon.. A good time to contemplate about one’s life and the path taken…  🙂

Who am I, one wonders
Whether it is race, gender or ideology,
As I venture down life’s path
As a spirit that is born free..

Wondering about being different
Reminds me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

Does the image without
Determine who I am to be,
Even though the spirit within
May be different, be me.

Do I follow my heart’s dream
When heart and mind disagree,
Or do I listen to the mind
While dealing with reality.

Those questions and more
Life’s puzzle to unravel,
To find answers I am seeking
Down the path I must travel.

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Well, there are no alligators or swamp here but with the addition of the heat wave, life has plenty of challenges/life’s storms present to deal with… but here on the path “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott)…. So, we are adjusting the sails to deal with the change in the wind…  🙂

Not as bad as other parts of the country, yet, but making changes in the daily activity to add to changes already made over time…  some for health reasons but mainly to deal with trying to avoid putting a stain on the resources, etc…. I have ceiling fans to keep home cool, reducing activity, using the air conditioning at a minimum.. 🙂

 

 

I have energy efficient bulbs which generate low heat also… 🙂

I have a energy efficient microwave, I also have a energy efficient convection oven (baking bread)… 🙂

And when I need something different to cook with, I have a energy efficient digital hot plate and when I use the adapter (sitting on top) I can use my standard cookware… 🙂

When needed, I also have energy efficient crockpots.. 🙂
And to clean the dishes, to reduce the usage of water and resources, I have a energy efficient electric tea kettle to heat the water to wash dishes, etc.. 🙂

These are a few of the things I do, heat wave or no heat wave, and I know it is not for everyone as everyone has taken different paths in life… and there will be many who will raise a eyebrow looking at me as if I am different, but I like being different..  🙂

And why do I wish to be different, you may ask,
The freedom to choose, to explore, to learn a lot,
Dictated to by a prophet chained to a myth…. NOT
Maybe so everyone can shout and point at me,
And say, “Hey, he’s different”, don’t you see.

My mind is clear and open, gathering knowledge every day
My spirit is young, adventuresome and floating free,
Not confined by those social chains, no box, no mold for me
I am what I am, I am me, what I wish to be,
Perhaps that makes me different, don’t you see.

So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to eye it seems
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
On down the path least traveled I will venture, with spirit free
Why the path least traveled?..well, I’m different, don’t  you  see.
                                         ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close for now, the sails need more adjusting and there are adventures to explore even with life’s challenges… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

I hope the path you choose helps build a better future for yourself and life is all that you wish for it to be and 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

24 thoughts on ““When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled….   

    • Thank you for visiting!!.. I hope you are able to do the same 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 visiting and encouraging words!!.. I just follow my heart, won’t go wrong… 🙂

      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 visiting!!.. I would be lost without my microwave.. I just follow my heart, won’t go wrong…. 🙂

      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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    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. we all have different paths, different challenges and different ways to deal with them… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May the dreams you hold dearest
      Be those which come true
      May the kindness you spread
      Keep returning to you
      (Irish Saying)

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  1. Wow! Wonderful post! Dear Larry, thank’s for share.
    Por cierto me encantan tus aditamentos de cocina, tengo un horno como el tuyo.
    Se ve que disfrutas cocinar, es genial. Lindo y bendecido día.
    Elvira

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!. like my oven also, we have something in common….. 🙂

      Take care and until we meet again..
      May the dreams you hold dearest
      Be those which come true
      May the kindness you spread
      Keep returning to you
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by!!… we all have different lives so different strategies, hopefully mine may help someone.. 🙂

      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 visiting and kind words!!.. we all have our ways of dealing with life’s challenges!!.. 🙂

      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 visiting and kind words!… I will and you have a safe and wonderful day every day!.. 🙂

      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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  2. Living in California, energy efficiency has become a way of life. We never know when it will be turned off! My generator runs on NG, but I’m considering adding a propane backup. Just in case.

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. energy efficiency is slowly becoming a way of life every where… as technology continues to expand, perhaps there may be more options besides the generator in the future… 🙂

      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!!.. 🙂

      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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  3. I like your sense of adventure for life and your energy efficiency. As for “Do I follow my heart’s dream/When heart and mind disagree/Or do I listen to the mind/While dealing with reality,” balance has been the key for me. When my heart and brain are good friends working together, things go better. Keep on being you, Larry. I’m sending hugs and blessings.

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. well, I think the heart already knows and with life being a ongoing learning ordeal, sometimes it takes a bit of time for the brain to catch up… 🙂
      I believe you do a wonderful job of working together, you have come this far, don’t stop now…. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your day be touched
      by a bit of Irish luck,
      Brightened by a song
      in your heart,
      And warmed by the smiles
      of people you love.
      (Irish Saying)

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