“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” (Francis Phillip Wernig) 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… 🙂

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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 🙂 )

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” Henri Nouwen

Destiny sits upon the morning horizon
Always in site, but never clear
And as I travel along the road I have chosen
Destiny remains forever in place
Sitting upon the morning horizon

But as the years pass
And the road spans the distance
Between yesterday and tomorrow
I know my destiny will arrive

For time alone will close the gap
So yesterday becomes dust filled memories
And the horizon of tomorrow
Will be the road of today

For then, there will be no yesterday or tomorrow, only today
And when that day arrives
I will find peace and be complete
For I will be one with my destiny

(Favi F)

Hello Diary,

Well, it is a Tuesday morning, somewhat gloomy out weather wise.. another winter storm approaching perhaps with some snow and ice making getting around outdoors somewhat difficult.. making preparations for that possibility and plans to start dusting/cleaning of the house… for now, have a spot of tea and taking a break with those activities and popped in to share a few thoughts..

Dairy, in the past I have shared thought about many things that concern living my life, my way and I thought I would share a few thoughts about a somewhat delicate subject for some; religious ideology… 🙂 now, here on the path, everyone has a right to believe however and whatever they wish.. my thoughts are mine alone, for me and do not ridicule or impose on others…

I have been ask why I am not into religion… these are my observations; 1. there is a element in world’s societies that make today’s religion far to restrictive in thought.. they preach peace on earth goodwill to man but in reality practice fear and conflict to impose their ideology on others… 2. there is a element in religious leadership that use religion for their own personal gains, they are self proclaimed prophets and what they preach is their own ideology… 3. the leadership, and a element of their followers, will ridicule and condemn those who beliefs, dreams and hopes are different, even within their own religion… 4. there are a element in religious societies that create a image, they profess to believe when in fact they do not… these are just a few examples, keeping it brief… 🙂

Now, writing speak of Jesus, Mohammed and others… and the fact of the matter is “official” religion was adopted decades after their deaths… sooooooooooo, before religion what did people do, one would ask?.. Well, they went about their daily lives, living together with others, believing what they wished, when they wished, where they wished.. one does not need religion to believe in something… one does not need a prophet or a building of brick, mortar and fancy windows to have faith in something..

A few days before my late wife’s passing, a Chaplain visited her in her room… he ask her “Mrs. Woller, do you have a religion?”, her reply was “No”… he then ask “Mrs. Woller, do you believe in the hereafter?”.. she said “Yes”.. he then said “Good!.. It is what is in the heart that matters, not the name above a door”… 🙂 here on the path one believes or does not believe whatever one wishes, not something determined by someone else… 🙂

Soooooooooo, if one wishes to contemplate/believe one’s destiny here, the “church” is the backyard.. the roof is the skies above..

blue skies..

The carpet is a bed of flowers…

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There are no pews, one can sit and meditate wherever one wishes comfortably…

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The ushers are Attila…

Attilia

And those rebellious knuckleheaded squirrels…

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They are a little rough around the edges but they keep practicing… 🙂 the choir are the birds.. One is the bluejay (in the feeder)..

Blue jay

The robin…

robin

The little wren..

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The dove…

wood pigeons

Who could forget the little sparrow…

sparrow pool party

And other birds too numerous to mention… sooooooooooo, no ornate windows, wonderful paintings or other artifacts for this “church”.. no polished autos or Sunday’s best wearing apparel here… but I am wealthier by far than they hope to be… I have a open mind, open heart and;

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 )

Now, I hope for those that are among the faithful, that do have a religion (or not) all the best, their life is all that they wish for it to be and their beliefs come true… the only advice I will give them is to follow their heart… 🙂

Well, this ole heathen had better close for now.. Destiny is waiting for me and I had better see what it wants.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

One more thing, Diary.. I believe there is a saying “God promised you a safe landing, he did not say the journey would be a smooth one”… sooooooooo, if that journey starts to get a little rough, perhaps you should just listen to your heart and follow the advice of the Seekers… 🙂

Speak to the sky when ever things go wrong
and you know you’re not talkin’ to the air, to the air
and the world will look better from up there

Speak to the sky ’cause things can get ya down
and you know when you’re talkin’ to the Lord, to the Lord
the world will look better than before

And if I stumble and it seems that I am blind
or if the road I’m on seems awful hard to find
and though my conversation doesn’t always rhyme
I always try to find some time to …….

Speak to the sky and tell you how I feel
and to know sometimes what I say ain’t right
It’s all right
cause I speak to the sky every night

Speak to the sky when ever things go wrong
and you know you’re not talkin’ to the air, to the air
and the world will look better from up there
and the world will look better from up there
and the world will look better from up there

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“No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” (Maria Robinson) 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… 🙂

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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 🙂 )

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“.
          (penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

It is a Sunday morning, a gloomy wintry Sunday Morning….

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Fortunately have a more pleasant environment than some folks on this “third rock from the sun”… 🙂 here it is a day of planning and contemplating and thought I would take a break in the activities and share a few thoughts…

I have my dreams as like everyone else do and it has come to my attention in history’s past that there are those that could use some help realizing their dreams, especially the children… I do what I can.. 🙂 “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa

This is about the children… never mind the gender, race, being different or physical imperfections, they are people too and they have their dreams… “To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” P. T. Barnum

Soooooooooooooo, again I checked out the ole piggy bank… “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”

Valentines day I, along with others, sent a Valentines Day card to a child…

valentine fodbank

Not only did a child receive a card knowing someone cared, my name also provided 10 meals to those who were hungry… “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”

The local foodbank will be holding a Prom Benefit for the hungry and one was ask to vote for queen and king….

prom court

The vote were in the form of a donation, all the funds to provide meals for the hungry… I voted for Denise, by the way… 🙂 “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Helder Camara

There is this school in another part of the world, “Project WHY Okhla Centre which runs  after-school support for 350 children from the nearby underprivileged communities. Some of the teachers  established this centre 14 years ago, at the site of a dustbin. The teachers at the Project Why Okhla Centre do not wear capes, but they’re heroes all the same… “Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” ― Brodi Ashton,

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Those children have dreams also, and I (along with others) helped as best I can, hopefully those children will realize their dreams one day… “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett

And I received some pleasant news from the Cunningham Children’s Home, a young lady is realizing her dreams and preparing for college….

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“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

Well, that is enough rambling for one day… I have my own dreams to contemplate and follow so I better venture on down the path… neither sleet, nor rain, nor gloom of night will stand in my way as my eyes are on the horizon looking for that elusive rainbow… 🙂 but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

I have a dream…“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

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes

Valentines Day is every day 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… 🙂

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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 🙂 )

Thoughts Of You, My Friend

The garden roses are red
The backyard violets are blue,
Brightness, delicacy, and warmth to behold
That starts me to think of you!

Your beauty, inside and out
That brightens the darkest skies,
Can feel the glowing warmth
Of your lovely, soft, eyes!

Your lovely soft hands
Used with passionate gentleness
Delicate nimble fingers
With a touch of tenderness

And there are your thoughts
That I cherish and treasure,
That I value so highly
They are beyond measure!

One who ventures ever forward
Facing life without dread or fear,
Yet not letting go of the precious past
Holding on to all that is dear,

A few thoughts of you, my friend
Coming from the heart
Thoughts that will never end
Even though in life, we may part.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Hello Diary,

Today it is “officially” Valentines Day, but here on the path every day is Valentines Day… 🙂 neither rain, nor sleet nor gloom of night, not weather, climate.. not about gender, race or ideology.. no social pressure but all above love from the heart between beings and it will not be denied… 🙂

“Love knows no bounds or time, love is the spirit of the heart, love is the life support of hope, love is the force behind compassion, love is the foundation for true friendships, relationships….without love, life is barren and cold and has no meaning”…. (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” Felix Adler

dancing couple

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)

kissing statue

Whispering world, a sigh of sighs,
The ebb and the flow of the ocean tides.
One breath, one word may end or may start
Hope has a place in a lover’s heart.
Look to love and you may dream,
And if it should leave then give it wings.
But if such a love is meant to be;
Hope is home, and the heart is free.
( Enya)

boy and girl

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 dear 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 dear friend,
For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
For which I know will never end.
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

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It’s evening here all is serene
Waiting for the sandman, my love,
Thoughts of you fill my mind and heart
While gazing at stars above.

Trying to find the elusive words
That will allow this mortal to say,
In a thousand ways that I Love You
And will always do so each and every day.

Thoughts of you are in my mind
My spirit yea my very heart,
Can’t find all the words I’m looking for
Don’t even know where to start.

So this will have to do, my love
For now it’s the best I can do,
To tell you from the bottom of my heart
How much that I love you!

A love that is without end
Through an eternity it will endure,
A love so wonderfully right
Beautiful and pure.

And know this, my beloved
As I did, from the very start,
Your love will be locked forever
Inside this country boys heart!

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

kissing angels

Well, I had better close.. adventure, rainbows, dreams all lie ahead soooooooooooooo it is HI HO HI HO on down the path I go.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Napoli isn’t the only place this happens… now where is that pizza… 🙂

In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here’s what they say

When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie that’s amore
When the world seems to shine
Like you’ve had too much wine that’s amore

Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you’ll sing, “Vita bella”
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

When the stars make you drool
Just like a pasta fazool that’s amore
When you dance down the street
With a cloud at your feet you’re in love

When you walk in a dream
But you know you’re not dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see
Back in old Napoli that’s amore

When the moon hits you eye
Like a big pizza pie that’s amore
When the world seems to shine
Like you’ve had too much wine that’s amore

Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you’ll sing, “Vita bella”
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella, lucky fella

When the stars make you drool
Just like a pasta fazool that’s amore
When you dance down the street
With a cloud at your feet you’re in love

When you walk in a dream
But you know you’re not dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see
Back in old Napoli that’s amore
Amore that’s amore

“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..

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking… 🙂

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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 🙂 )

A Not So Secret Garden

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 )

“Everyday on the path least traveled brings adventure and change, that change presents a challenge (mentally and physically) as to how to accept it and deal with it, generates an excitement about being “me” while exploring the universe, living a second of time and looking forward to what the next second of time brings, looking forward to living life and doing it my way.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Hello Diary,

Well, it is a Friday morning, the end of a week with uncertain weather… yesterday (Thursday) morning looked like this, springtime, foggy, rainy and temperature around 56 degrees F…

thurs morn

Well, this morning looked like this, sunny with a few clouds…

Fri morn

Unfortunately the temperature were 13.1 degrees F, had 40 mile per hour wind and the wind chill (what it felt like to the skin) were a –7.5 degrees F below zero… sighhhhhhhhh but this too shall pass… 🙂 moving on Diary, I were ask how do I relax, how do I have some ME time, leaving the universe to its own devices for a period of time… I have a number of ways to relax (as long as I follow my dreams I am always happy.. 🙂 )… one method is I color….

me coloring to use

I use images that are detailed and instead of using crayons, I use colored pencils… my newest masterpiece.. 🙂

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Of course I concentrate on detail and work on it with the same thoughts as if it were a painting…. I do paint some but coloring is easier to transport and use… I also have a puzzle that I work on from time to time….

puzzle

It is referred to as a “shaped puzzle”… unlike most puzzles that have a straight edge with corners, this puzzle does not… the shape of the dog, the flowers, etc establish the edge of the puzzle, there is no beginning or end… 🙂 I also do Tai-Chi…

tia chi

Not only does Tai-Chi help me to relax, it also helps with maintaining balance and exercise… I also do meditation, here I am sitting in a chair (sometimes I set in the yoga position)…

me meditating

I have a little MP3 player with earphones and listen to quiet, relaxing music while concentrating on my breathing… currently doing 5-10 minutes and usually in the evening after the meal… and I have my Kindle…

kindlea

I have two actually… one Kindle is my “library” and has over a 1000 books downloaded on the Kindle.. The Kindle that I read with only has the books that I plan to read in the near future so I do not have to browse through all those books… 🙂

I also write poetry when the mood is right… 🙂

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And that pretty much is some of the methods I use to relax… the main thing is to shut out the universe for a time, set ones own pace and method and be happy while relaxing… don’t do it because one has to but because one wants to…. 🙂

Well, better close for now… been busy preparing for the next round of winter and between that and all this writing, I need to relax for a time… 🙂 but I shall return again one day, Diary, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Do not let those voices intimidate and drown your dreams, do not let those voices bring about self-doubt.. Be true to yourself, never let go of your dreams and follow Elaine Maxwell’s belief; “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze.. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny”. Elaine Maxwell

Friendship and love on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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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 🙂 ).

“Why is it we don’t always recognize the moment when love begins, but we always know when love ends “ (LA Story)

“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”..

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” Elbert Hubbard

“You don’t love the person you can live with, you love the person you cannot live without”…

Hello Diary,

Woke up to a sunny but cold wintry morning, thankfully no snow to deal with…holidays filled with rain so there is some flooding in places but hopefully all is well for the folks that have to deal with it… made it through the holidays Ok though the holiday doesn’t officially end until after the weekend here on the path…

As I gaze about this universe, while setting here sipping on a spot of tea, it has occurred to me that what the universe needs more of is love… love is a social term used to describe certain feelings between two or more creatures… I will share a few of my thoughts, Diary, and you will notice I shall refrain from using social terminology or labels… 🙂
The feeling (love) originates in the heart and is shared with another, like the two doves I encountered one day last year…

lovebirds

Ewwwwwwww, get a room… 🙂 a silent connection, a silent bond that comes to be over time and passes between spirits…

lesbian invatation

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

That feeling that is often referred to here on the path least traveled as a silent invitation…

A Invitation..

I received a invitation one day
Oh, not your regular kind,
The words not spoken or written
But were in the heart and mind.

To share a love and happiness
A love, that is precious and true,
A happiness that is eternal
That only lovers and dreamers knew.

The invite did not come the regular way
No cards, no letters, no phone.. you see,
It just appeared one day
In the depths, the spirit and heart of me.

The invite came from an unknown
A unknown too great for me to behold,
But it was to be a precious beginning,
Of a story, one day to be told.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Perhaps that feeling will result in a lasting and eternal friendship..

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“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” Felix Adler

Thoughts Of You, My Friend

The garden roses are red
The backyard violets are blue,
Brightness, delicacy, and warmth to behold
That starts me to think of you!

Your beauty, inside and out
That brightens the darkest skies,
Can feel the glowing warmth
Of your mysterious eyes!

And there are your thoughts
That I cherish and treasure,
That I value so highly
They are beyond measure!

You’re one who ventures ever forward
Facing life without dread or fear,
Yet not letting go of the precious past
Holding on to all that is dear,

A few thoughts of you, my friend
Coming from the heart
Thoughts that will never end
Even though in life, we may part.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller,)

Perhaps feeling will result in a bonding of two spirits in a way like no other, a love eternal..

kissing statue

WHAT YOU MEAN TO ME…

Not enough words to tell you, my love
Words full of love from the heart,
But I have all eternity to try
This poem will be a start!

You are my everything, my love!
You mean the world to me!
Cannot see life without you
We, my love, were meant to be!

I bathe in your love, dear one
That grows stronger each and every day.
That warms my heart and spirit, sweetheart
With each loving word you say!

I awake in the morning, eagerly
Awaiting treasured words from thee,
To feel the precious warmth and love
You and your words do give to me!

Your love gives life a meaning, dear
Gives me a reason to greet the day,
Warms the very depths of my spirit
Keeps the nightly cold at bay!

At times distance may lay between us
No bounds nor distance….does our love know,
Knows no space or time, darling
As our love continues to grow.

My eternal devotion to you, you alone
Will be there always…forever and ever,
And I will love you so, my love!
Beyond the 12th of Never!!!

( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Perhaps one day the universe will not be ruled by social labels and laws but by love from the heart and then this thought may come true; “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix

Well, Diary…. I had better close and venture on down the path… have a few things to do, then relax the weekend before officially starting the new year Monday… but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Of course, one of the best ways to share feelings (love) is through music, something everyone can understand… 🙂

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

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

That’s the song I hear
Let the world sing today
A song of peace
That echoes on
And never goes away

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

A New Year And The Beginning Of A New Ending On The Path Least Traveled…..

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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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 🙂 ).

“A house that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a house built with haste and insincerity will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“I gave all those (all races, gender and 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)

“No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” Maria Robinson

“Life is complicated and not contained to a few ideologies or beliefs, therefore in order to better understand the universe, and me, I need to leave safe harbor and explore all of the universe, not just parts of it..…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

I am back for a moment… I have been enjoying the holidays, bringing Christmas to a close and preparing for the new year… it is a cold and gloomy wintry morning at present…

gloomy morning

But the home and spirit is warm… 🙂 while dealing with life’s challenges and preparing for the future, took time to contemplate the future and what the future may bring… I penned some thoughts…

The new year is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Leaving some memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

I peer out my window
At a winter world cold and bleak,
A world of conflict, anger and hate
Mortals are suffering as I speak.

But we have a dream
Martin Luther King and I,
That one day there will be peace
No more mortals will die.

And there will be 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 or fear,
But a heart filled with a dream
That everyone has a wonderful new year.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes

And some thoughts from history’s past….

It is down the path least traveled I do 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,
Spirits 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 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!
(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

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

Well, I had better close now, Diary… chores to do and dreams to follow.. but I shall return in the new year, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

In spite of the gloom, there is a wonderful world should one wish to look for it… 🙂

I see trees of green,
red roses too,
I see them bloom for me and for you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying, “I love you.”

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life, and the heart, does go on, and it will be a better tomorrow…” in the holiday mode on the path least traveled….

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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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 🙂 ).

“Love knows no bounds or time, love is the spirit of the heart, love is the life support of hope, love is the force behind compassion, love is the foundation for true friendships, relationships….without love, life has no meaning”…. (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Christmas Is Coming, White Or Not…….

Tis rain and fog, not a snowflake in sight
Looks more like Christmas in Hawaii, and this I fear,
With the weather forecast in hand
May not be a white Christmas this year!

The tree is trimmed, not as many lights this year
The presents are fewer, but tis the thought that counts,
Maybe not as plentiful, but food is prepared
As Christmas draws near and excitement mounts!

The spirit is in the air, the weather not to matter
And I am caught up in the spirit, I must confess,
So white or no, Merry Christmas to ALL!
And may all your presents be filled…. with love and happiness!!
( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Hello Diary,

It is a Friday before Christmas day and it doesn’t look much like a Bing Crosby White Christmas… 🙂

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But we will take here on the path… week near finished and before going into full holiday mode, going down the list, checking it twice… 🙂 leaves gathered, check!.. laundry done, check!. errands done, check!.. Christmas morning breakfast ready for the microwave…

xmas breakfast

Check!… Christmas dinner ready for microwave….

xmas dinner

Check!… tree trimmed and presents under…

presents

Check!… decorations finished…

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Check!… Received a letter (and Christmas card) from Feed America and Wells Fargo yesterday saying they will triple my donation, so got into the piggy bank again and hopefully a child will have a bright holiday…“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Helder Camara

feed america

Check!… Received a card from the Cunningham Children’s home yesterday with holiday wishes and decided to once again help out with another donation..“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Check!.. got the weather forms ready and organized for 2019… 🙂

weather forms

Check!… got holiday romance books (along with Climbing Over Grit and Dog Bone Soup) downloaded on the Kindle for the holiday…

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Check!… the forecast for Christmas day is chance of rain and maybe some snow mixed in.. Sooooooooooo to brighten the day and keeping with the holiday theme on the path least traveled, the clothes of choice are..

holiday clothes

Check!.. and finally, to add a little color to the holiday and support for cancer research, pink is the color of choice for the nails…

Nails

Check!…. The list is complete, can now venture into a full holiday mode, relax, perhaps browse a Christmas past or two, maybe write a poem or two if mood permits and contemplate what the new year may bring… “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

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot

“No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” Maria Robinson

That being said I will close now, Diary.. will enjoy the holiday and think of those that are not as fortunate as I and hope their world will become a better place.. may pop in briefly from time to time but will not return until after Christmas day… I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Have a wonderful holiday, Diary, may it be all that you wish for it to be and each and every day be filled with love and happiness…“It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” Agnes Repplier