“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy)  on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, change is ongoing in many forms, environment, social, etc… new things being discovered… not everyone wishes change as they have found their comfort zone and will deny what they perceive as a possible threat.. change has been ongoing since man stood upright, ventured out of the cave and invented the club…  🙂

I grew up on the farm, a country boy, in the 1940’s. ‘50’s and ‘60’s… that is me standing next to my Dad and sister, Mom… my brother is at the ladder… Dad had grew a tall cornstalk, near 20 feet tall…  🙂

 

Change were coming to the farm in the way of a TV set… I were about 7 or 8 years old before I saw my first TV.. Chicago, Illinois had a radio station called WLS and on Saturday nights the station would have a program called The WLS Barn Dance which we would listen to… one night they had a contest to win a TV set.. They played a song and one had to guess the song… well, Mom and Dad new the answer and at 10 o’clock that night Dad drove to the nearest post office, (mail were slow in the country) to mail the letter.. As luck would have it, they won the tv set… they drove to Chicago (half days journey one way) and brought the tv home… it looked similar to the on in the photo below, about 36 inches tall, 24 inches wide and the screen was roughly 14 inches by 12 inches..  🙂

 

There were only a couple of tv stations and could not get very good reception all the time… another change here on the prairie that not everyone wanted were the telephone… this happened a number of years before I were born… the telephone company was visiting the farms to get permission to set the telephone poles on their land near the road… in those days there were not enough right-of-way to use the road shoulder…  two brothers, Frank and Richard, did not want the telephone or the poles on their land… without those poles, the company could not complete the installation and no one would get a phone…  🙂

The rest of the farm families got together and came up with a idea.. At that time my Dad was part time township road commissioner .. They decided to have a party at a local tavern in the country, Christian’s Tavern, to start a petition for Dad to be road commissioner… free food and beer.. Well, Frank and Richard would not turn down anything that was free and they wanted Dad to be commissioner so they attended the party…  some time after the party started they passed the petition around and Frank and Richard signed what they thought was the petition, when it actually was the form authorizing the telephone company to set the poles in their field near the road… a few days later they found the company putting in poles and they were upset but in the end they were paid a sum of money for the right-of–way and made things better…

Frank and Richard never did get a phone or learn how to use one… whenever they needed a phone, they would drive over to our house and ask Mom if she would make a call for them as they knew Mom and Dad would not refuse them… and that is how we got phones here on the prairie….  🙂

 

 

There is change ongoing here on the path and I greet that change with a heart filled with memories, open mind and sails set full as I venture to the horizon 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, )

And though today may have dark skies and the path a bit bumpy with life’s challenges, I do not worry because there is always tomorrow… 🙂
And I will eagerly greet tomorrow with open arms and a smile on my face because I have a dream.. 🙂
Well, I have shared some thoughts about change in the past and as change is ongoing here on the path I had best close for now… adjusting the sails as I speak and eagerly awaiting the next adventure… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

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)

“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) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

Stopping the world briefly, get off, relax a bit and share some thoughts, some that rhyme…  leave the world woes for the moment, enjoy the day and contemplate the tomorrows…  a taste of spring had arrived, giving a hint as to what the future may have instore… time to leave those winter doldrums and venture out…  🙂

Today is St. Patrick’s day here on the prairie and with visons of leprechauns and  pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… if I were to look for the pot my luck would be the same as Mr. Koch.. “If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot’s at the other end.”   (Ed Koch)….  🙂

 

The feral cat were out and about, checking the domain.. managed to get a rare photo of the elusive feline… he/she is in the center of the picture walking on top of the fence… 🙂

Also were seeing signs of migratory birds seeking out their destiny… my backyard choir were gathering and starting to practice.. 🙂

I’m watching the sun come up
With a spot of tea in my hand,
Thoughts passing like a gentle breeze
As I gaze upon the land.

Thinking about my garden
As I watch the squirrels at play,
Will this be a good year?
With nature being kind...day by day.?

Or will it be like last year
A struggle both day and night,
Hoping for a better day
With every morning’s light.

Love is in the air
Carried by a gentle breeze,
In the notes of a birds song
As the melody,..gently,.. drifts through the trees.

The time has come to make ready
To plan and to prepare,
Even though it’s cool outside
A taste of spring, and love,  is in the air!

Or is it just me………….. 
           (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Yes, spring brings love and new life and with that love spring also brings hope… 🙂

Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
Hope is good times spent with family and friends.

Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
Hope is the rainbow after a rain
Hope is the harvest of golden grain.

Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
Hope is ever present and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.

Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
                    (Linda Hotger)

Well, I had better close for now.. the path is calling and with a heart full of love and a pocket filled with dreams it is on down the path I venture… to see what destiny has instore for me.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

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)

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) on the path least traveled….  

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Hello Diary,

Woke up this morning with visions of spring dancing in my thoughts, looked out the window and saw that Team Ole Man Winter and Mother Nature had different ideas… SNOW!!!!!…   🙂

 

Another challenge to add to today’s life challenges BUT will not raise the white flag,  will not stop,  will press on for “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)..  🙂

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
Of one’s life’s choices no one did bar.

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.

Being 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.

Being  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.

And  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)

And in spite the dark days, the cold winds, the rough waters and sad times, together, sharing love and understanding, hand in hand people will follow their dream and, together, make this world a better place for all…

And let it begin with me… 🙂

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  )

Going to close for now… venture on down the path, perhaps be a rainbow in someone’s cloud, share some dreams while looking for that elusive rainbow… 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ( Mahatma Gandhi) on the path least traveled… 

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Hello Diary,

I briefly stopped my venture down the path to gaze upon the world and I do so with sadness… it seems that after centuries of gathering knowledge, all the human race has managed to do is improve on the “club”, and combine the use of fear and conflict to impose one’s closed minded ideology on another…  unfortunately, as history has proven, all conflict does is sow the seed of suffering, hate and anger.. and those that pay a dear price are those who are caught between ideologies and just wish to follow their dreams and live in peace… 🙂

 

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov) … 🙂
But I have an idea!..  🙂

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 without bombs 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 ever understand and  learn?

What’s wrong with this idea?
Let’s give UNDERSTANDING and 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 LOVE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die.
( Larry “Dutch” Woller,) 
Here on the path conflict and fear are NOT used as a weapon but peace, love and understanding reigns supreme… and on the path we ride the peace train, all aboard!… 🙂

So, let us bury the sword, pick up the pen and let our fingers do the walking and heart do the talking, let our voices of peace and love be heard and together we can make a difference because we are the world… 🙂

I shall close for now… prepare to venture down the path and hopefully help make this world a better place before my time in this mortal world comes to an end.. 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” (Jimi Hendrix).. And with our love and our dream of a better world, one day the world will live in harmony… 🙂

“It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  (Agnes Repplier ) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Ole Man Winter has come visiting once again and between him and life’s challenges and issues it is not all that easy to find happiness… but, to find that happiness one needs to look no farther than one’s heart filled with dreams… “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett)…  🙂

So, on this cold wintery day, rather than be depressed or concentrate on negative thoughts, with a cup of tea, with some meditation, I  gaze out the window and listen to my heart…  🙂

 

 

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
My friends  and I,
That one day there will be peace
No more mortals will die.

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, sorrow or fear,
But a heart filled with a dream
That everyone.. has a wonderful new year.

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.

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, you see
So  down the path least traveled I will venture, a spirit born free
                                                    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“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 while there may be an occasion where I may adjust or compromise a bit while sharing life with others, while realizing their dreams as well as mine, by following my heart and while having an open mind, I can still be me even though that may make me different… and if being different means happiness, I will choose being different every time….  🙂

 

 

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)… 🙂 Yes, the road of life has not always been smooth, I may have stumbled a few times, taken a blow to head and heart, shed a tear or two, gone it alone, but I never gave up and managed to do it my way, and still do.. “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) …. 🙂

Well, I had better close for now...have dreams to follow and adventures to explore in spite of life’s “storms”…  “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.”  (Louisa May Alcott)… 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, my 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, 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)

“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) on the path least  traveled….. 

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Hello Diary,

Stopping the world for a brief time to share some thoughts… Valentines day here on the prairies is Monday February 14 and is suppose to be  a day of love… love comes in many forms and for all creatures great and small, and believe it should be Valentines day for everyone, every day!…   🙂

 

 

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 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 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)

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 sharing sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
For which I know  will never end.
   ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )


Going to close for now, the path is calling… adventures await me, not to mention the laundry… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope your world, and heart, is filled with love 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)

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Before I start relaxing with a cup of Earl Grey and the Kindle, thought I would pop in and share a few thoughts…  ole Man Winter decided to visit last week and added snow to the rest of life’s challenges… not only did Phil, the ground hog, not see his shadow here on Ground Hog’s day, he could not get out of his home…  🙂

 

If he did mange to venture out, this is what he would have found… 🙂

Not to be denied, I spent the last couple of days moving snow, taking my time…. Unfortunately, with climate change I traded my snowblower in for a air conditioner, so had to use a shovel.. 🙂

BUT, we did not get depressed, we did not raise the “white flag”, for in spite of the storm outside, we put our dancing shoes on.. Thee first thing we did were turn on the energy efficient convection oven and made some blueberry muffins (on the left) and Dutch’s pancakes ( I eat the pancakes with apple butter)…. 🙂

Once we finished that baking, decided on making some sweet bread to have with my Earl Grey… 🙂

And speaking of food, once the storm stopped, I cleared a area and helped my backyard friends with a bit of food.. 🙂

Also, over time a feral cat started visiting… a feral cat being a wild domestic cat that was looked down upon and rejected by society and left on its own (sound familiar?? 🙂 )… well, seeing as how we are different here on the path, I made the cat a den on the deck to protect it from the harsh winter should the cat choose to and I also put some cat food out in a container.. and the cat can still be free to be what and who the cat chooses to be.. 🙂

Soooooooooo, no depression here, no sadness or sorrow in spite of life’s challenges..  For here there is always hope..  “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)..  Or as John Paul Jones said “I have just begun to fight” and “Victory is not always winning the battle, but rising every time you fall” (Napoleon Bonaparte)..  🙂


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

A quiet 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 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  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 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 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 )

Well, had better close for now… Kindle is at the ready and the tea kettle is reminding me the water is ready… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

And remember “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), so put those dancing shoes on and  don’t give up…  🙂

 

 

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 heart, a free spirit and hopes for a better tomorrow” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

 

Going to briefly share some thoughts about my little Kindle… I have had folks ask me which I prefer, a book or a Kindle… I am not promoting Kindles or have anything against books, what works for me may not work for others…  🙂

But there are a number of reasons why I have a Kindle ( I actually have three Kindles, a Paperwhite, a 7 inch Kindle Fire and a 10 inch Kindle Fire)… I do not have to worry about storage like I would if I had books, I have near 1200 books stored on each my Kindles and they are also backed up should I have issues with the Kindle… 🙂

The Paperwhite Kindle is also easier to take with me when I am traveling as it is light and does not take up much space…. 🙂

I can purchase books at a reduce cost and have access to a greater assortment of books..  🙂

Finally, by using the Kindle, I reduce the need to use paper and the cutting of trees, etc and help the environment… 🙂

 

I use the 7 inch Kindle Fire for around home… it is in color, has speakers should I decide to buy audible books and it also has limited computer use…. 🙂

I gathered some supplies like a photo stand… 🙂

Along with a piece of plywood, Velcro and other materials and I made a lightweight stand for the Kindle so I do not have to hold it…. I can set it on my lap, any flat surface and if I am laying down, can set it on my stomach…. hands free if I wish.. 🙂

When I leave the house to travel, appointments, etc I take the Paperwhite with me.. 🙂

I converted a small purse into a traveling carrier for the Kindle as well as my phone, cards, etc…. 🙂

With my Kindles I can learn more about this place called Earth and the universe, I can see the world through the eyes of others and see things I would not be able to see, I can learn more about my neighbors and gather a greater understanding about life and the world on this ole “third rock from the sun”.. and what a wonderful world it is….  🙂

 

Well, I had better close for now… a relaxing day planned, gather the Kindle, a cup of Earl Grey and a couple of blueberry muffins and see what new adventures the Kindle will bring me today… 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (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)… 🙂

“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….  

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I  do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” ,  no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life  🙂 ).. 🙂

“The 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) on the path least traveled…. 🙂

 

 

"Portrait of a Friend"

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, 
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will 
search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are or who you will be
I can only love you and be your friend
                                      (Adam Clarke)

Hello Diary,

With today’s world filled with hate, ridicule, anger, etc thought I would share some thoughts about what this world needs more of…..LOVE… 🙂

 

 

A photo of Kathy and I near the beginning… we were partners in life for 53 years before she left this mortal world in search of her destiny… 🙂

A bouquet of love for you 
Each bloom has been chosen in hopes to convey
To bring in the season of joy this year
With my message of love  this day

With a red Carnation,
To show how my heart aches for you,
Posies of Forget-Me-Nots,
To show my love is true

And fragrant Freesias,
Embracing trust we share
With Lilies of the Valley,
Returning happiness and care

Daisies to show,
My love is loyal - undivided,
As the Phlox whispers softly,
'Our spirits are united,'

And I've added Primrose,
To remind you again
That I can't live without you,
And with you I'll remain

And all about this bouquet,  
Are sprigs of Baby's Breath, sown
So delicately displayed
With a message of their own,

So with this bouquet of love
I shall eternally bestow
A heartfelt message of love,
Even these blooms seem to know.

This bouquet was picked for you
For coming into my world forever
For giving sunshine, laughter and happiness
And a love beyond the 12th of never.
         (Larry “Dutch’ Woller)

Well, I had better close for now as I need to venture on down the path as destiny awaits me… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

Hope your world is filled with love and until we meet again, remember;

A  tongue can accuse and carry bad  news
The  seeds of distrust, it can sow,
So unless you know the truth and only the truth
Be careful of  stones that you  throw. 
            (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, people we can’t live without but have to let go.” (Nancy Stephan) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

Hello Diary,

While viewing the world today, I saw many had lost their loved ones, for them a time of sorrow… with these trying times it may be difficult to do,  but the sorrow should be short lived for even though the mortal body is no longer present, the love and spirit remains, memories imbedded in ones heart beyond the 12th of Never… to be visited whenever one wishes to,  the love guiding the heart, providing light in times of darkness… 🙂

One fond memory were Kathy had a thing about cobwebs… when she saw a cobweb on the ceiling, she would point at it and say “take it down”..  I would smile at her and say “don’t look at it”… when I see a cobweb today, I can here her say “take it down”…  🙂

As is the destiny with all creatures, great and small, the time had come for Kathy to leave this mortal world, and Kathy, Bree and I met one final time and had a quiet goodbye….  “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ( Dr. Seuss)..  🙂

 

 

Bree.. 🙂

And I know that Kathy, and no doubt Miss Daisy, were looking on… 🙂

Miss Daisy..

I knew her spirit were still there, and at her final resting place,  I had the Chaplain say these words… 🙂

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there,  I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamonds glints in the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaking in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die
    (Mary Frye)

And after we parted, I played this song, for it was time for me and Bree to say goodbye…  🙂

But the memories, the love, the spirit, shall always remain in ones heart and when times of sorrow should venture into ones life, one may get a message from the heart…  🙂

When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
Filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things 
We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me
I’m right there in your heart.
     (Alena Hakala Meadows)

And the heart, filled with memories, will indeed go on… 🙂
Bree has since passed on also, joining Kathy and Miss Daisy.. but I am not alone for they are here with me wherever I go and I smile because it happened…  🙂

Will close for now, this ole heathen’s heart needs to go on, adventures await and need to make more memories for the ole heart… but I (and Kathy, Miss Daisy and Bree) 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)