“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy) on the path least traveled…

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“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown )…

 

 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 )
  
   
Yes, there are elements of world’s societies that may and/or will not be accepting of changes I make or have made to live life, to be me, but as Bon Jovi says “it is my life” “When someone tells you “you’ve changed”, it might be because you have stopped living your life their way”.. (John Pence)… 🙂

Hello Diary,

 

Thought I would share some thoughts about change and wealth… the idea came after visiting the CNN news page.. They had posted the question; “When the pandemic is over, will your spending change? Share your thoughts” ( CNN)…. I gave it some thought and gave them my reply;

“Change is constant and ongoing… all creatures, great and small, face changes every day… in 2020 the weather, climate, pandemic, election has influenced that change and I believe the “normal” that everyone refers to no longer exists, has become a part of history… therefore, on a daily basis I make minor adjustments (changes) to hopefully prepare for the “new normal”, if in fact there will ever be a “normal”…. 🙂

One of those adjustments is determining what I need to have for a healthy, quality life and that determines my spending habits… my spending will be determined by what challenges and changes life puts in front of me, so, like life, my spending, along with everything else,  will be constantly changing… if I do not change/adjust, there is not doubt in my mind that I will go the way of the dinosaur… “  (Larry “Dutch” Woller)….  🙂

 

In the past, I have mentioned a number of things I have done for change… as far as wealth and spending, well, I am wealthier by far and spend for what I need and nothing more, for happiness does not come from wealth… 🙂 (photo taken last summer)… 🙂

 

 I’m far richer than the rich
 Wealthier than the wealthy by far,
 I have gold in the sun
 I have silver in the star.
  
 I have dreams that I follow
 That are more precious than gold,
 As I venture through life
 Eagerly watching, the dreams unfold.
  
 I have diamonds, too many to count
 With each new fallen snow,
 As I see each one sparkle
 While basking in the suns glow.
  
 The mornings bring nature’s painting
 Priceless, a portrait of the sky,
 Impossible to duplicate
 Even though many did try.
  
  Each bloom of the red rose
 A ruby, one of a kind,
 With the bloom of the white rose
 A pearl comes to mind.
  
 Money have I little
 But wealth I have got,
 But  I don’t fit in with
 The wealthy and rich lot.
  
 But I’m not going to change
 A wealthy dreamer I’ll stay,
 Until  the rivers, they all run dry
 Until  the four winds, they all blow away.
                        (Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   

Yes, a wealth that cannot be touched or spent, but felt with the heart, in a world for… 🙂

 

 

Lovers…. 🙂

Dreamers.. 🙂

And me… 🙂

And it is a wonderful world indeed…. 🙂

And I shall close for now, venture out into that wonderful world filled with new adventures and wonders to behold… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

And, until we meet again, whatever life path or trail you choose… 🙂

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” (Douglas H. Everett) on the path least traveled….

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In spite of life’s challenges and those who will say you cannot do it , “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett ) for Life Is Now….

 

 Time flies, and memories fade.
 People change and new friendships are made.
 Only the true remain forever at our side.
 Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.
  
 It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
 Life is what you make of it; you are what you've become.
 Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
 Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.
  
 Cherish the good and remove the bad.
 Some people don't realize till it's gone what they've had.
 Moving on is a way of life.
 There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.
  
 You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
 You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
 Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
 Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.
  
 Never be afraid to take a stand,
 And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
 A little bit goes a long way.
 All it takes is a smile to brighten someone's day.
  
 Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
 The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
 Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
 The chance to live another day is life's golden proposal.
  
 Never let anyone tear you down,
 And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
 So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
 Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
                                                        (Hollianne Boucher)
  
   
“So stick to the fight when your hardest hit, it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit” (Wade Watts) and this is our fight song… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, one doesn’t quit in spite of life’s storms “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown), unfortunately for the Valentines Day holiday it were a snow storm…  🙂

 

But,  learned to dance (in the snow) and woke up this morning and words of Mark Twain filled my thoughts; “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover, acquire new friends and  gain knowledge of yourself and the world”  (Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain), so I gathered what I needed to venture into the world, when the need and opportunity arises, all the while keeping in mind the safety and welfare of others so they too can follow their dreams… 🙂

 

Floppy flowerdy hat (check), walking stick (check), Banana Boat (check), face mask (check), camera (old phone, check)… 🙂 And what I needed to venture into the Cyberworld… 🙂

 

 And no matter what life and Fate has put in front of me, it is down the path of life I go… 🙂
  
 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“.
           ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
Yes, excitement fills the air and heart as here on the path it is a new age, a new year and a new dawn… 🙂

And as Jimmy Buffet would say “ I don’t look back too often for there is too much in front of me I wish to see” so I shall close for now, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

I have friends to visit, adventures to find, so the sails are set full, heart’s compass pointed to the horizon and so it is… 🙂

“Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

 

Valentine’s Day is suppose to be a day of love and happiness, so from the path least traveled, Happy Valentines Day wherever you are… 🙂

Hand picked for you (I ate the chocolate)… 🙂

 

 A bouquet of flowers from my garden,
 Their beauty need not be told,
 Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
 A pleasant scent for one to behold.
  
 They remind me of you, my friend
 Whose beauty from within you do share,
 Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
 Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.
  
 This bouquet was picked for you
 For coming into my world, my friend,
 For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
 For which I know  will never end.
  
 Sharing a few thoughts about you, my friend
 Coming from the heart
 Thoughts that will never end
 Even though in life, we may part.
    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
   
And remember, my friend, no matter what anyone may say, you are unique, one of a kind, special and you make the world a better place and you will always be beautiful just the way you are… 🙂

And with my wishes that everyone have a wonderful and Happy Valentines day filled with love and happiness, I shall close for now..but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

 

 

 And until we meet again, on this day and every day.. 🙂
  
 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)
  
   
And no matter the challenge, we will see it through together, the way old friends do… 🙂

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” (Michel Angelo) on the path least traveled….

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“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”  (Louisa May Alcott )… 🙂

 

 

 CHOICE
 I'll be what I must be, in spite of me
 As life won't always give the things I choose
 And so I have to make what has to be
 Into the things my life and I can use.
  
 All roads don't lead to Rome, as it's been said,
 But some to Paris, and a little fun,
 So I will change the path where I would dread
 To go to where I choose, when I am done.
  
 I'll not be forced into a better scheme
 If I can't see the end result my way
 If it's not part of what my heart can dream
 It never will come to the light of day.
  
 All things can change, if I have any voice
 In what they are, and I will make the choice.
                                       (Vee Bdosa 2014)
   

Hello Diary,

In the past I have been sharing thoughts about how I help others, today I think I will share thoughts on how I help this ole planet, the third rock from the sun… I always feel that if everyone would give a little, then a few would not have to give a lot…so I look around my part of the universe to see what I can do… 🙂

First, after some careful research I decided to give up driving… with today’s technology and other options available, the need and expense to have a auto was not justified… and most importantly, I would be helping to reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels… and I need the exercise… 🙂

Now, I do like a book but after careful consideration have opted for the using the Kindle.. I have near 2000 books over the years and with the Kindle I do not have to be concerned about storage and most importantly, no one has to cut down a tree for me to read, and I do love to read… 🙂

 

 

For travel I have the lightweight 7” Kindle Paperwhite…
And for here at home I have the 7” Kindle Fire, it is in color and has sound, etc… 🙂

I also have a 10” Kindle Fire as a backup and have all my books, etc. downloaded on the device.. in the past I have mentioned making small note pads.. for some of the paper I will shred… 🙂

And in the fall I will bury the shredded paper in the compost bin, covered by leaves.. 🙂

By next fall, the leaves and paper are gone, consumed by worms, etc… what leaves I do not put in the compost bin, I use as mulch on the footpaths in the yard.. I do not burn leaves so my neighbors will not have to deal with the smoke and I am not putting smoke in the atmosphere… 🙂

 

 

Now, I can also help with the environment in other ways… not only do I help, but it helps me keep active at relatively little cost… one simple method is I transcribe data using Zooniverse and dealing with the tides of the UK for climate.. 🙂

Another method is sending weather observations to the National Weather Service (have been doing this for 19 years).. 🙂

I also send observations to MetEd in the UK… 🙂

And, after doing some bird watching in my backyard, I send the observations to Cornell University so they can research how climate change affects birds, etc… 🙂

And, in a effort to stay active while dealing with the virus, weather, etc. there is Spanish school… 🙂

And the “gym” ( I am doing Tai Chi)… 🙂

HORRORS!, I am working too hard, perhaps I need to heed the advice of Baloo, the bear… 🙂

There are smaller things I do that can be done anywhere (watching energy usage, etc) and what I do is not necessarily for everyone, one will need to gaze upon their world to see what they can do…  but the point is there are things I can do here on the path to help deal with the environment, stay active and follow my dreams while dealing with the virus, weather, etc. and not have to make any major changes or expenses.. stopping driving perhaps the biggest… the rest, well I am doing it anyway so it doesn’t take much adjusting… 🙂

That being said, better close for now.. Life is calling and better see what it wants… 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)
  
   

“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse” (Kilroy Oldster) on the path least traveled…

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 Different…..
  
 How are we so "different"?
 If "different" is just a thing.
 If we all have certain features,
 What does "different" bring?
  
 People filled with hatred,
 Can't possibly see,
 That there's not really "differences"
 Between you and me.
  
 Looks can't show "difference",
 If they're just there to be seen.
 If you don't look like someone else,
 Why are they so mean?
  
 If being "different" is what is wrong,
 I'd rather not be right.
 And I'd want to finish living,
 Doing the "different" fight.
                              (Vincent Tabatha)
  
   

Hello Diary,

And  while on the subject of freedom… 🙂

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” (Steve Jobs )…  🙂

 

 

 In history’s past on the path I had a dream
 Of the world in harmony it did seem,
 Accepting one as who they believe and are
 One’s life’s choices, no one did bar.
  
 Free, to climb a mountain, to touch a star
 Free, to search the universe, where answers are,
 Free to venture through life, with open eyes and mind
 Another creature’s belief,  will not blind.
  
 Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
 All the while following ones dreams, without fear,
 Not to be accepted by social ideology, you see
 But the love, kindness, knowledge within, of a spirit born free. 
  
 Free to live life as one chooses
 Follow a dream, the heart would say,
 Free to walk ones own path of life
 Filled with adventures along the way.
  
 Free, for ones humanity to embrace
 Not being labeled by belief, gender or race,
 Free, for one’s dignity not to be denied
 Though there’s many a mortal, who has tried.
  
 Here on the path it’s not a dream, but a reality
 To follow ones dream, with a open heart, you see,
 Free to love another without fear, as it should be
 For here on the path, one is born free.
           (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   

So will close for now… will venture down the path looking for that elusive rainbow, all the while being me.. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

And in closing, hope life is all that you wish for it to be while  being YOU, and…

 

 

 

 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)
  
   
Until we meet again… 🙂

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) on the path least traveled…

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Took a break from chasing dreams briefly to see what the rest of the world was doing…sadly it seems the world’s societies are in a conflict of one kind or the other… will they ever learn, one wonders…  🙂

 

 

 

 Maybe No More Children Will Die
  
 I set here looking at the news
 The powers wanted peace they say,
 And while they spoke, bombs were dropped
 20 children died that day!
  
 What’s wrong with this idea?
 Why not give PEACE a try,
 Let’s give it a go, everyone
 Maybe no more children will die 
  
 Smiles on their faces, while shaking hands
 Arms deals for defense would come into play,
 A bomb went off in a crowded market
 10 children died that day.
  
 What’s wrong with this idea?
 Why not give a world with LOVE a try,
 Let’s give it a go, everyone
 Maybe no more children will die 
  
  A war to end all wars, they said
 Yet to war they always return,
 Death, destruction, suffering and pain
 Won’t they every learn?
  
 What’s wrong with this idea?
 Let’s give LEARNING a try,
 Let’s give it a go, everyone
 Maybe no more children will die. 
  
  Anger versus anger, hate versus hate
 Seeds sown by war at home and away,
 Starvation , sickness, a mother in tears
 More and more children die every day.
  
 What’s wrong with this idea?
 Why not give PEACE, LOVE and LEARNING a try,
 Let’s give it a go, everyone
 Maybe no more children will die.
 ( Larry “Dutch” Woller) 
  
   
It may be subtle but I’m thinking change is in the winds… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, change is taking place and here on the path for years have followed Barack Obama’s thoughts; “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama)…  and here on the path change has been taking place and starts in the not-so-secret garden, where the seeds of love, peace and understanding are sown.. 🙂

 

 

 

 I live in a not so secret garden
 Along the path least traveled,
 Quite unlike the other world
 A world that has become unraveled.
  
 A garden of peace and harmony
 Being different does not matter here,
 All creatures, big and small, living together
 Unlike the other world,  they do not live in fear.
  
 A place where one is accepted as who they are
 A spirit kindred to life, when mortal born,
 A being coming from the depths within
 And not subject to ridicule and scorn.
  
 Not a world of race, color or gender
 Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice...you see,
 But a world that respects another’s dream
 Of what or who they wish to be.
  
 Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
 To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
 Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
 But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.
  
 Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
 Not sure, or dwell, on our final destiny,
 But live to enjoy the moment, the hour, the day
 That is what life is about, don’t you see.
  
 So into the not so secret garden I will venture
 Along the path least traveled, 
 To know love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
 Unlike the other  world unraveled.
                        (Larry “Dutch” Woller  )
   
A not so secret garden that is my world, where visitors are welcome… 🙂

With that I will close for now.. It is back to chasing dreams, dealing with life’s challenges and the weather… but I shall return again on day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

What better way to share peace, love and understanding than with music.. 🙂

 

 

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…..

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 A Quiet Sunday Morning…
 
 A quiet Sunday morning to wake up to
 Sitting, gazing out, with a spot of tea,
 Contemplating my tomorrows
 Wondering, what will the future be.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, a open mind
 Thinking about the path, its mysteries many fold,
 Each to explore and treasure
 Soon a treasured memory to behold.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, a open heart
 Another day to learn and explore about me.
 It is my life.. only get one chance
 Will have to do it my way.. don’t you see.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, being different
 Reminding me of words from a song,
 Where do I fit in, one asks
 One wonders, where do I belong.
 
 A quiet Sunday 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.
 
 A quiet Sunday 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.
        ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   

Hello Diary,

As the new year commences and contemplating the future, have dwelled on a number of things, love, sharing, etc. and today will share a few thoughts about happiness.. as Agnes Repplier said; “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  (Agnes Repplier)….  🙂

 

 

And the best way to find happiness is being me… 🙂

 

 Happiness is to have loved
 Than have not loved at all,
 To share love with another
 To always heed one's heart call.
  
 Happiness is to follow one's dream
 To be who one wishes to be,
 To live one's own life one's own way
 Not live the life of another, you see.
  
 Happiness is always waking up on
 The green side of the grass,
 Even though the day may be stormy
 Knowing it too shall pass.
  
 Happiness is knowing another
 A understanding, caring friend,
 Someone to share life's memories with
 A friendship to never end.
  
 Happiness is to pen thoughts
 Let the fingers do the walking,
 Thoughtful words that come  from within
 Because the heart does the talking.
  
 Happiness is freedom of thought and being
 I am what I am, don’t you see,
 Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
 In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.
  
 Happiness is knowing when to end a poem
 For it is down life’s highway I need to venture,
 To gather more memories and thoughts to share
 As I live, and enjoy,  today's new adventure.
                    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
And there are plenty of sunshine here because .. 🙂

In spite of life’s challenges, here on the path it is a wonderful world indeed…. 🙂

Soooooooo, will close for now and venture on down the path to seek out new adventures being led by my heart… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

And one of the best ways to find happiness is follow Roy Bennett’s advice; “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett ) and ABBA’s advice… 🙂

“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” (Felix Adler) on the path least traveled…

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Yes, “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier ) and in times of change, one may have to travel a road different from others, as I have… 🙂

 

 

 

 The Road Not Taken...
 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
 And sorry I could not travel both
 And be one traveler, long I stood
 And looked down one as far as I could
 To where it bent in the undergrowth;
  
 Then took the other, as just as fair,
 And having perhaps the better claim,
 Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
 Though as for that the passing there
 Had worn them really about the same,
  
 And both that morning equally lay
 In leaves no step had trodden black.
 Oh, I kept the first for another day!
 Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
 I doubted if I should ever come back.
  
 I shall be telling this with a sigh
 Somewhere ages and ages hence:
 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
 I took the one less traveled by,
 And that has made all the difference.
    (Author Robert Frost)
  
   
While I am looking for that rainbow that holds answers that I seek… 🙂

Hello Diary,

While venturing down the path I am sometimes ask about my thoughts on love.. Well, I don’t believe that one can use a label or definition about love and believe that only the heart knows the answer… 🙂

 

 

“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.”. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)… 🙂

To Love YOU… 🙂 To Love you is to daydream of you often, think of you so much, to speak of you proudly, and miss you terribly when we are apart.

To Love you is to cherish the warmth of your arms, the sweetness of your kiss, the friendliness of your smile, the loving sound in your voice, and the happiness we share……

To Love you is to never forget the adversity we have overcome, the tears we have shed, the plans we have made, the problems we have solved, and the pain of separation.

To Love you is to remember joyfully the days we made memorable, the moments that will live forever in our hearts,

The dreams we hope for, the caress and touches of love, and the exhilaration of love that fills our hearts.

To Love you is to need you, want you, hold you, and know you as no one else can.

To Love you is to realize that life without you would be no life at all…….. (Author Unknown)

To love you means your unforgettable… 🙂

And with that said, I shall close and continue on down the path to see what adventures await me… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

 

 Until we meet again… 🙂
  
 Roses are red
 Violets are blue,
 Thoughts from the heart
 I’m sending to you.
  
 Not just another  day, dear friend
 For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
 If only in spirit and thought
 We’ll be sharing today together.
  
 So, have a wonderful day, dear friend
 Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
 May today, every day, AND your heart
 Be filled…...with love and happiness.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
And remember, love and hope go hand in hand… 🙂

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown ) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

While watching many promoting unity and getting along together over the past few days, I remember back in time when I participated in forums, when they were popular and civilized… :)one of the sensitive topics were; religion… in a effort to participate, I had to do some research, sometimes walk in someone else’s shoes… 🙂

 

So here on the path, there is religion present… 🙂

And there is ole not-into-religion, born again heathen me (as the Chaplain told my late wife before her passing “It is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door)… 🙂

And, while we may agree to disagree, here on the path we manage to get along together just fine… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, not only is it a start to a new year, but it is time to close the book on the last chapter and start a new chapter, a new adventures… to learn more about the universe and me… and perhaps share some of the knowledge with others, all the while respecting who they are and wish to be… 🙂

 

So I stopped the world, got off briefly and took time to contemplate my tomorrows… 🙂

 

 And thankful that I will be venturing down the path of life with a open mind
 and heart and spirit born free… 🙂
  
 Just Color Me A Free Spirit….
  
 I’m just a free spirit
 Open mind and heart is  all I’ll ever be,
 Don’t need much money
 Being rich is not for me.
  
 I have a pocket full of dreams
 My fate, has yet to be told,
 As I sail from safe harbor
 While watching my destiny unfold.
  
 I am not in a “box”
 No social chains, you’ll see,
 As down the path least traveled
 Adventure waits for  me.
  
 Not interested in a “image”
 Reality is my forte,
 I am who I am, leaving no stone unturned
 Exploring life each and every day.
  
 Waking up to a world born free
 With creatures in their daily rush,
 Pursuing their own destinies
 Before sunset brings, the evening hush.
  
 The morning air smells clean and fresh
 As I awake, it always brings a smile,
 Can hear the sound of a distant train
 That will travel many a mile.
  
 Yes...just color me a free spirit
 For most social graces I do not fit it seems,
 No matter, as I  choose happiness over ideology 
 Guided by my heart, as I follow my dreams.
                        (Larry “Dutch” Woller, )
  
   
“I am free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” (Theodore Roosevelt)… 🙂

So, will close for now, chart a course and follow the dream, hopefully greeting friends along the way…. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Until we meet again… 🙂

 

 My Wish For You, My Friend..  🙂
  
 A life full of sweet dreams
 And a mind that is at peace,
 Surrounded by love and happiness
 That sooths the spirit, to say the least.
  
 Because your are my friend
 This is my wish for you,
 And fingers are crossed
 In hopes my wish comes true.
      (Larry  “Dutch”  Woller )
  
   
“Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)…. 🙂

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

 

 

 “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy)…. 🙂
  
 Winds of Change…
  
 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 )
   
Yes, change is taking place here on the path and even though “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ( Maria Robinson ), but only if you want to… 🙂 Hello Diary, Tomorrow is Monday and is a holiday celebrating Matin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and his dream, a dream that lives today here on the path…. 🙂

Taking a brief break from following dreams, thought I would share a few thoughts… have been busy preparing for new adventures once leaving safe harbor, as Jimmy Buffet said “I don’t look back too often, there is too much in front of me I wish to see”… 🙂

 

 

My last visit I mentioned hopefully helping others follow their dreams.. that also goes for my backyard friends who are with me while dealing with life’s challenges… there is always the squirrels… 🙂

And, I cannot forget my feathered friends… 🙂

And, after taking care of my friends, after having luck baking bread, thought I would try my hand at making a sconce… so, I gathered up some Bisquick cheese and garlic batter and topped off with some bacon bits… 🙂

Popped them into the toaster/convection oven and Voila!.. 🙂

Now, I know that they are not going to win any baking prizes, but they sure taste good with a bowl of soup… 🙂

On a cold winter day…. 🙂

 

 Yes, changes have been made, mind and heart at the ready, for… 🙂
  
 It is down the path least traveled I shall go
 To a rainbow filled horizon I  venture,
 To seek, to learn, know peace, to enjoy life
 A path filled with wonderful adventure.
  
 A place where one is accepted as who they are
 A spirit kindled to life, when mortal born,
 A being coming from the depths within
 And not subject to ridicule and scorn.
  
 A place where I know freedom of thought and being
 I am what I am, don’t you see,
 Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
 In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.
  
 I do not travel the path alone, you see
 There are memories and spirits to behold,
 Those that share... the joy and sadness
 As I gather more memories, down that least traveled road.
  
 So how long will my journey be, one would ask
 Will I see the end of the path...ever?
 The answer, I believe, lies on the horizon
 Somewhere past... the 12th of Never….
  
 So I shall bring my ramblings to an end
 For there is one fact that I do know,
 To reach the horizon, the 12th of Never
 It’s down the path least traveled I must go!
       ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   
And with new adventures awaiting on the horizon, the sails are at the ready, the compass set, fingers poised at the keyboard and it is down the path I venture… 🙂

And with that, I believe I shall close for now…. going to follow Enya’s advice, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

With all the conflicts and anger in world’s societies at the moment, think I may get off the path briefly and join my friends on the peace train for a time, what do you say, Diary, all aboard?… 🙂 And perhaps we can share some love with others along the way… 🙂