“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” (Stephen Grellet) 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

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Hello Diary,

Have been busy the past week.. again preparing for the future and changes that are on the horizon… adjusting my sails and course as I follow my heart, and at the same time help others to help those in need, who are having great difficulty in life, especially through no fault of their own….  🙂

And though I browse the news today and see a world in conflict, I know there are many that do not make the news, but are tirelessly working to make this world a better place and I believe that one day it will happen “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” ( Joel Brown)…  🙂

 

Today, I peer out my window
At a world..that seems cold and bleak,
A world of conflict, anger and hate
Creatures are suffering as I speak.

But here on the path, I have a dream
Accepting one as to who they believe and are
Of a world filled with happiness and peace
One’s life’s choices no one did bar.

And there is hope
Of a world filled with love one day,
A wish that could come true
For hope is the last to die...they say.

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.

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness, fear or sorrow,
But a heart filled with a dream
Of a world at peace tomorrow.

With decision made, and 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.

So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to see,
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
So  down the path least traveled I do venture, a spirit born free
                                                    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close for now, the path is calling… perhaps I’ll be a rainbow in someone’s cloud and make their day  a little brighter, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope your path is filled with peace, love and happiness 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)

“Here on the path  I venture down life’s highway, not with the fears of a closed mind, but with the dreams of a open mind, a heart filled with memories, and a free spirit filled with  hopes for a better tomorrow” (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… 🙂 Me 1 copy

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Though I so not dwell on leaving this mortal world often, once in awhile I contemplate on how I wish to be remembered, believe the following would be my epitaph….  🙂

When I die 
Give what's left of me away 
To children 
And old men that wait to die. 

And if you need to cry, 
Cry for your brother 
Walking the street beside you. 
And when you need me, 
Put your arms 
Around anyone 
And give them 
What you need to give to me.

I want to leave you something, 
Something better 
Than words 
Or sounds.

Look for me 
In the people I've known 
Or loved, 
And if you cannot give me away, 
At least let me live on your eyes 
And not on your mind.

You can love me most 
By letting 
Hands touch hands, 
By letting 
Bodies touch bodies, 
And by letting go 
Of children 
That need to be free.

Love doesn't die, 
People do. 
So, when all that's left of me 
Is love, 
Give me away.
(Epitaph, Merrit Malloy)
But, until then, I have a lot of living and giving to do… 🙂

Hello Diary,

It has been a busy week with appointments, living life and dealing with life’s challenges, so having a relaxing weekend with a spot of tea, preparing for the tomorrows… ventured out to gather weather data this morning and my friend, Mr. Spider, greeted me as always….  🙂

 

And with the sun, a hint of change in the air and the fall season in on the horizon… 🙂

So, with the rising sun.. 🙂

And a spot of tea, I contemplate my tomorrows….  🙂

A peaceful morning, watching the sun arise
Thoughts abound, while sipping on a spot of tea,
While taking in Nature’s outdoor portrait
Contemplating, on what Fate may have instore for me.

Change is slowly coming, it whispers in the winds
The door is slowly closing on past history,
With a  new awakening with the mind and spirit
But the future is still shrouded in mystery.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles do this mortal wear,
Do welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread do I bear.

Does change stop at mortal death, one wonders
Or does it go on forever and ever,
Will I ask the same at another time and place
Somewhere past the 12th of Never?

Will thought and spirit continue
When, as in all things, my mortal time comes to an end,
Or does all things cease to be, when
To the grave, the mortal body Fate does send.

Alas, but must deal with the present
So now will store thoughts and musings yet to be told,
For it’s down the path least traveled I do venture
To search and hopefully find….what life, and Fate, may behold.
                          ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

And with safe harbor fading in the background, eyes on the horizon and with sails set full, it is on down the path of life I venture… 🙂
Thought I would briefly share my thoughts, and shall close for now, bring my musings to an end… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope the path you choose is paved with love and happiness 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)

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do…” (Pope John XXIII ) on the path least traveled…

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As my mortal clock is winding down and I contemplate what I can still do,  I, at times,  walk down memory lane and think about my yesterdays…  🙂

As I gaze upon the horizon
Where my Fate waits for me,
My mind gently browses the past
That which has become a memory.

I grew up on a farm
Ohhhhh, the dreams had I,
To save the world from the evil dragons
Once, as a ole Marine, I did try.

I once loved and and lost
Suffered a broken heart, they say,
But now the heart has mended
As love managed to find a way.

With my hands I helped build a nation
Now the back is tired and sore,
But no white flag of surrender here
With a heart of dreams to do much more.

There were those by whom I were scorned
As I ventured down life's highway,
They ridiculed and condemned
As I lived and loved life my way.

Of the life I lived, I have no regrets 
Would not change a thing, I must confess,
And I will continue to be me
As I venture down the path of happiness.

As my mortal clock starts to wind down
One wonders, is there another life for me,
Sadly, I must close, and seek out Fate
For Fate has the answer, Fate is the key.
          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
There is much that I can still do though it may appear small and like all my yesterdays, I’ll do it my way… 🙂
Hello Diary, 

As I have been traveling down the path over the years, sometimes doubts arise, especially in today’s world… as the aging process continues, the health issues that come with the process tends to require adjustments in the way one lives life… add to that other life’s issues and following one’s dream can become challenging…  🙂
And  when those doubts became present, I would think back in history’s past and how I overcame those doubts… also about the spirit of those who I met over time… when I were helping my late wife, Kathy, battle cancer for 4 years, many young and old, one young lady who were told there was nothing they could do, but they all kept a smile on their face and never quit, no white flag!..  🙂
Have a family member who is in their early 20’s, they have epilepsy.. But they continue to follow their dream, they do not quit..  🙂

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, there is much I can do, however small, and in spite of obstacles that are put in my path I shall not quit…. I shall keep my eyes on the horizon, a smile on my face and a dream in my heart.. 🙂
With that I shall close for now as those dreams are calling, adventures waiting for me...“I  am what and who I am, venturing down the path of life, following my dreams and my heart and leaving safe harbor with sails set full, to boldly go where I have not been before” (Larry “Dutch” Woller)…...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

Hope you are able to following your dreams and 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)

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” (Plato) on the path least traveled…

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As I have done every morning for the last 20+ years, I ventured outdoors to gather data from the weather instruments… 🙂

Turned on the flashlight/torch to read the instruments, stepped forward and SURPRISE!! (spider is brown spot near the lower right corner)… 🙂

Yes, Spidey is back (spot suspended in air above the instruments) and took up resident in my outdoor observatory, hidden in the darkness, will have to be watchful from now on… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Often after dealing with surprise visits and other life’s challenges, one needs to briefly stop the world, get off and reboot, relax and connect with the inner self for “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier )….  🙂

So, when I need relax and connect , I have a number of ways to do that combined with music… one method is reading.. I have two Kindles (for practical purposes and helps with the environment) with a library of about 2000 books stored, one is the 7” Paperwhite which I use when I venture out…  🙂

 

And a 7” Kindle Fire (with speakers for audible).. 🙂

And music to read by… 🙂 And I have my little corner of the universe where I do my meditation.. 🙂

And music for meditation… 🙂 And I also color, using adult type coloring books and colored pencils.. 🙂

And music to color by… 🙂 And weather permitting, I have my walking stick, flowerdy hat and little player and I venture out for a leisurely walk, contemplating the universe and the future, maybe write a poem… 🙂

And some music to walk by… 🙂
With that being said, the day is dawning, pleasant weather, a good morning for that walk, so I will close for now and see what adventures the new day has in store...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope you have a relaxing day, life is all that you wish for it to be and 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)

“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…

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Yes, life can be like that swamp from time to time, but “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to d0” (Pope John XXIII )… and don’t give up…  🙂

 

Hello Diary,

Have had a busy week along with dealing with life’s challenges but today will stop the world briefly, relax for a bit with a spot of red wine and thank destiny for the life I have had, in spite of the ups and downs, tears and smiles, that has given me many memories to store in my heart for when I grow too old to dream…  🙂

 

Thanks for letting me feel love
Be it joy, or be it heartache,
To know someone’s love
A treasured feeling their love did make.

Thanks for letting me live life
To explore, to follow one’s dream,
To seek out and live every adventure
Not enough time in the day... it did seem.

Thanks for letting me meet friends
To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
And by going down the path together in friendship
Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.

Thanks for giving me the courage
To follow my own path...to be me,
To not follow someone else’s path
But to live my own….. reality.

Thanks for giving me an open mind
As I venture down the path... allowing me,
To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
That many others do not see.

Thanks for giving me an open heart
Able to love, understand and forgive,
And when I grow too old to dream
A place where my memories will live.

Yes, I have much to be thankful for
And every day the list gets longer... you see,
As I venture down the path least traveled
Searching for what destiny... has waiting for me.
                                   (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Well, I had better close for now… wine at the ready, Kindle at the ready, some relaxing music in the air.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope destiny has been kind to you, you have many wonderful memories to help you through the dark days 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)

“Everyday I have two choices, either to boldly venture into the light, and on the path least traveled follow my dreams and live life, or stay in the shadows, the darkness and never know happiness…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) oni the path least traveled….

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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,

Taking some time , with a cup of Earl Grey, to contemplate the tomorrows after a busy week…  the only true road to happiness is to follow one’s dreams being guided by the heart… and in today’s world it can be difficult with the uncertainty and conflict, but as Mark Twain said; “It is not the size of the dog in a fight that matters, it is the size of the fight in the dog” )Mark Twain)…   🙂

Yes, “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” (Joel Brown) and in doing so, there may be times when one has to take the path least traveled, perhaps looked upon as being different, and may feel alone, but with love and memories in the heart, one is never truly alone…  🙂

 

And with a heart filled with love, understanding and memories, I gaze out the window, looking at the horizon, contemplating adjusting the sails of my ship as I prepare my ship to look for that elusive rainbow and my destiny… 🙂

A quiet morning to wake up to
Sitting, gazing out, with a spot of tea,
Contemplating today and my tomorrows
Wondering, what will the future might  be.

A quiet  morning, life is calling
Beckoning on the path, its mysteries many unfold,
Each to explore and treasure
One day to become a memory to behold.

A quiet morning, birds chirping 
Another day to learn and explore about me.
It is my life.. only I can live it
So will do it my way.. don’t you see.

A quiet morning, of me being different
Reminding me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

A quiet morning, here on the path
At the end... on the horizon… lies my rainbow,
It is there my answers lie... the truth is known
Until then, only Fate and destiny will know.

Yes, a  quiet morning, spirit, body and mind at the ready
To seek that rainbow... for there lies my answers, you see,
And one thing will be certain, written in stone
I shall venture down that path …..being me.
          ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I had better close for now as life is calling and the hunt for the rainbow is on… 🙂
But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope all is well in your world and you find your rainbow 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)

“Here on the path  I venture down life’s highway, not with the fears of a closed mind, but with the dreams of a open mind, a heart filled with memories, and a free spirit filled with  hopes for a better tomorrow” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…

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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.

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 find love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other  world unraveled.
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller  )

Hello Diary,

In the past I have shared thoughts about many things, love, environment, climate, etc. and talked about my not so secret garden, the path… they say “ a picture is worth a thousand words so I thought I would post a bit about where I live….  🙂

I live in a small village ( around 800 people) and we have a bank, school, post office, pubs, library, etc… just have one electric stop light by the school… I will share some photos of what I see when I step out my front door outside the garden and backyard…  🙂

 

 

So, welcome to my world… 🙂 This is looking south from my front door… 🙂

When I walk a 1/2 block to the south, this view is looking to the west… 🙂

And this is the view looking to the east… 🙂

And standing on my doorstep and looking to the north… 🙂

And if I walk about 6 blocks or so to the north edge of town, this is the view complete with wind farm… 🙂

And I see clouds of white… 🙂

Red roses too.. 🙂

I greet many folks on my walks and I watch children grow.. 🙂

And in spite of life’s “storms” , “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott), so it is a wonderful world indeed..  🙂

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.
                         ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
Hope your world is a wonderful world filled with love and happiness 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)

“Just because you feel someone does not love you as much as they should, does not mean they don’t give you all the love they have” (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…

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“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever “  (C. JoyBell C.)..  🙂

 

 

A poet I know I’m not
I know that from the start,
No eloquent words here
Just  words of love,  from the heart.

Nothing cute or fancy...
No false charmers words here,
But words of undying love for you
From my heart, my very spirit…. my dear.

Couldn’t find the words for some time
Searched every book and song,
Until that wonderful precious day
That you... came along.

Now that I have the words
What’s this ole country boy to do,
How will these arthritic hands
Say those precious words to you.

It will have to be done right, you know
And I know I will  find a way,
To say how much I Love You more
With every heartbeat, each and  every day.

There will be no falsehoods or lies for you, dear one
No meaningless empty words, cute or clever,
For I would rather you love me for just one day
Than to hate this ole country boy forever.
                            ( Larry  “Dutch” Woller,  )
“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 )… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Have shared thoughts about many things the past but today (in case you cannot tell, Diary 🙂 ) the thoughts are about love, the foundation of happiness.. love comes in many forms, from those special feelings between two to feelings towards friends and others… “True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together, loved together.”  (Ricardo Montalban)….  🙂

And remember Diary, “A relationship/friendship that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of  difficulties and conflict , a relationship/friendship built with a closed mind, insincerity or haste will collapse in a mere  breeze of discontent.”   (Larry “Dutch” Woller )..  🙂

 

 

Not just another day, dear friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit, thought and dreams
We will be sharing the day together.

Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
And by going down the path together in friendship
Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.

Not a friendship of race, color or gender
Nor of closed minded  prejudice...you see,
But a friendship that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.

A friendship filled with hope and dreams
With  minds that are at peace,
Surrounded by love and happiness
That sooths the spirit, to say the least.

The warm sun reminds 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.

A special day and one to treasure
And not because of the calendar age, 
Because to the book of fond memories 
We will be adding another page

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)
A path paved with love, understanding, happiness and peace with new adventures on the horizon, care to join me, my friend?… 🙂
Well, I had better close for now, the path filled with adventures are a calling… say hello to old friends and perhaps meet new friends.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Hope your world, and heart, are filled with love and happiness and until we meet again.. 🙂

Not just another  day, dear friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit and thought
We’ll be sharing this day 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)

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” ( Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…  

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In history’s past, on the path, I had a dream
Of a world in harmony it did seem,
Accepting one as to who they believe and are
One’s lifes 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 mind
Another’s belief, it did not blind.

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.

Children could follow their own dream, you see
Not to be denied by another’s ideology,
To follow the destiny of their own choice
Not to be hindered by another’s voice.

I still have that dream, you know
A dream that began a long time ago,
A dream without end, each and every day
Until the four winds, they all blow away.
                          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Hello Diary

Yes, the only road to happiness is to follow one’s heart, being led by one’s dreams… … just before my wife’s passing she were visited by a Chaplain.. He ask her if she had a religion, she said  “No”, he then ask her if she believed in the hereafter and she said “Yes”.. He then said “Good, it is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door”…  🙂
 To follow one’s heart often that means one has to follow one’s own path, not the crowd, and may be looked upon as being different “When someone tells you “you’ve changed”, it might be because you have stopped living your life their way” (John Pence)…  🙂
But I chose  to  follow my own path even though at times life put challenges in the way..  with patience I simply adjust the sails on my ship knowing if I follow my heart I won’t go wrong “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” (Shannon L. Alder ) ….  🙂

So, agreeing with Illahi Bedi.. 🙂

As Frost said,
I have an option of two paths ahead of me,
One pre decided by my ancestors,
less risky and challenging,
Other of my own,
I decide to take the less traveled one,
To mark on journey of my own.
                          (Illahi Bedi)

And I chose my journey being different and..

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 social  bounds, 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.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles do this mortal wear,
Do welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread do I bear.
Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,

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, dreams to be following, more life’s challenges on the horizon ( and the laundry washing machine is done  🙂 ), but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Hope whatever path or trail you take is filled with happiness 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)

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

“A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.”  (Leo Buscaglia) ..  🙂

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.

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 find love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other  world unraveled.
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller  )

Hello Diary…

Taking a brief break from preparing for some more hot and stormy weather the weekend.. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so welcome to my garden, the path least traveled…  🙂

 

Well, I could go on and on but shall close for now, life and adventures are calling.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

Hope life is all that you wish for it to be and until we meet again..

Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Thoughts from the heart
I’m sending to you.

Not just another  day, my friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit and thought
We’ll be sharing this day together.

So, have a wonderful day, my friend
Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
May today, every day, AND your heart
Be filled…...with love and happiness.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)