“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….  

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“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… 

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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)

“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…   

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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Here on the path, in spite of life’s challenges and occasional dark skies, there is hope for “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)…   🙂

 

 

HOPE IS

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)

No matter how bleak, there is always tomorrow and a brighter day… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Had a relaxing time during the holidays, enjoying life while preparing for the new year, excitement building with the thought of new adventures…  the best Christmas present I got was being able to wake up and watch each day arrive…  to be able to add more pages to my book of memories…  🙂

I also took a moment of time to ponder the tomorrows and what Fate and Destiny may have instore for me….  🙂

 

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)
Perhaps the Bellamy Brothers said it best…  🙂

He’s a old Hippie
He’s not sure what to do
He don’t fit in with the old
He’s too old for the new
He’s not trying to make a fuss
He’s just trying to adjust

Now, where is that ole rainbow, one wonders..   🙂

I had better close for now, life and the new year is calling…  change is in the winds so the new year should be interesting… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Until we meet again….

May you always be blessed
with walls for the wind,
a roof for the rain,
a warm cup of tea by the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all that your heart might desire.
                (Irish Saying)

“Nobody 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 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…

The new year has arrived and together we can make this a better world, a world where everyone can follow their dream in peace and love and without fear and have a wonderful ending…  🙂

 

Have been enjoying every day, as each day is one of a kind, unique (like people, creatures, etc) and will not come again.. have not ignored and turned my back on others who are struggling to follow their dreams “No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)…..  🙂

 Just stopping in briefly to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and may each and every day be filled with peace, love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!..  🙂

 

The new year has arrived
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
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 ideology...you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.

To be free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness or fear,
But a heart filled with a dream
That everyone has a wonderful and Happy New Year.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

And no matter what challenges life may bring, we will face it together a old friends do.. And hold fast to your dream because “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)… 🙂
Going to close for now, the day, the new year and life, is calling… but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Until we meet again, today and every day in the new year.. 🙂

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)