“I gave  those (all races, gender, beliefs, 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) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, while not forgotten I do not dwell on 9/11, “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown )…..as I said, I cannot change the past nor can I help those that have passed on… but perhaps by concentrating on the future, I can help the living build a better world and may one day instead of remembering death and sorrow, the universe can remember life and happiness… even if it means that I may have to venture down the path least traveled…  🙂

 

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 many, following a path determined by another…
No self identity, all bearing the same face.

A 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, understanding... and happiness.

A path 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.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles would a mortal wear,
To welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread would one bear.

Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
Looking forward to a great adventure.

My fate will be unknown, what lies ahead unsure
I do not know…. what my destiny will be,
But one thing will be certain, written in stone
I shall venture down that path …..being “ME“.
          ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

A world of peace, understanding and love.. there are those that will say my dream is a impossible dream, but dream I will..  🙂

And I shall close for now, to venture on down the path to follow that dream...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Whatever path you choose, until we meet again.. 🙂

May flowers always line your path 
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
May the sun shine all day long
Everything go right, nothing go wrong
May those you love bring love back to you
And may all the wishes you wish come true
                   (Irish Saying)

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

A day filled with hope and dreams
With a mind that is at peace,
Surrounded by love and happiness
That sooths the spirit, to say the least.

The warm sun reminds me of you, my friend
Whose beauty from within you do share,
Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.

A special day and one to treasure
And not because of the calendar age, 
Because the book  of memories and thoughts
Will be adding another page!

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

Hello Diary,

Stopping the world briefly, taking a brief break form projects, chores and chasing dreams and thought I would share a few thoughts… have been sharing thoughts about many things in the past, today it is all about love… something this world needs more of, less anger, hate and fear….  🙂

And here on the path least traveled, love is in the air, love reigns supreme and touches anyone who wishes who wishes to pass through… 🙂

 

The backyard… 🙂

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

They remind me of you, my friend
Whose beauty from within you do share,
Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.

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

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.
     ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Well, better close for now… get back on the path, dreams to follow and a life to live, “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown)… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…

My wish for you, my friend
May your spirit always be free,
May your life be full of happiness
Laughter in your world will always be.

May your heart never know pain
No sorrow will your heart find,
To witness each and  everyday with..
A open heart and peace of mind...

And when your mortal days are over
And to another life you will surely go,
You will be greeted by friends and loved ones
Trouble and suffering, you will no longer know...

This is my wish for you, my friend
For you are a dear friend, don’t you see,
And with each and everyday, I hope and wish
That a dear friend,  you will forever be..
            ( Larry “ Dutch”  Woller  )

“ I am currently attending the School of Life, learning more about the universe and me… and Graduation Day will be the day of my funeral and it is then I will know if I failed or I succeeded and graduated”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – (Mark Twain)… 🙂

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.

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

Those questions and more
Life’s puzzle to unravel,
To find answers I am seeking
Down the path I must travel.

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Hello Diary, Have been dealing with hot and humid weather past few days, got chores and projects finished yesterday… so today seems a good day to relax a bit and contemplate the yesterdays and tomorrows… 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

As my mortal clock starts to wind down
One wonders, is there another life for me,
Sadly, I must close, and seek out Fate
For Fate has the answer, Fate is the key.
          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Many memories made over the years and as I look back, those were the days indeed… 🙂
Well, I had better close for now… the trusty Kindle and a cup of tea are waiting for me… 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)

“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…

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“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)… 🙂

Winds of Change…

I watched that heavy door begin to close,
all the while the winds above me rose.
The years whisper and whistle back into my ear,
the memories haunted by sorrows and fear.

With a new day it finally dawned on me,
the past needed locking and I had the key.
Leave it behind, leap and fly away free,
let the winds of change blow and carry me.

Feel them lifting my wings now able to soar,
up to an open sky and caged no more.
Flying so fast to where no hurt can find,
a place of peace now inhabits my mind.

This heart full of courage never ceases to beat,
knowing my history is not destined to repeat.
Clear paths now lead me to a new destination,
for my life, my future and the next generation.
                                  (Kelly Deschler )

Hello Diary,

Taking a brief break from dealing with life’s challenges to share a few thoughts… browsed cyberspace to get an idea of what is transpiring in the world… it seems that elements of today’s world societies are determined to impose their ideology on others, often resorting to conflict and violence.. one would think that after centuries of conflict, they would realize that all they are doing is sowing the seeds of despair, suffering, hate and anger…

Here on the path we are trying a different tactic… helping and working with others in hopes that they (especially the younger generation) will realize their dreams, give them courage and perhaps will use technology  to create  “”a new ending””… “The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.”  (Frederick Buechner )…  🙂

Now, I do not share this to be bragging but to show that (unlike some) I not only “talk the talk but I walk the walk”, “I mean what I say and say what I mean”.. 🙂  and anyone can do what I do, many people even better that this ole heathen… 🙂

 

In an effort to help those less fortunate realize their dreams I am a sustaining donor to the Guardian Program of the Children’s home…. 🙂

And, from time to time help children of other countries, in this case Project WHY.. 🙂

And to hopefully ease a burden and worry I am a sustaining contributor to the foodbanks… 🙂
I am also a member of the BOINC project; Member; (since 2005 to present) BOINC Project (University of Berkeley, Calif.); Princess Margaret Cancer Center/World Community Grid (Mapping Cancer, Children’s Cancer), Scripps Institute (Cancer, Covid-19)…. They use my computer to analyze data…. 🙂

In an effort to deal with the climate, etc I have been sending daily weather observations to the National Weather Service (since September 2001)…. 🙂

And for the past few years sending daily data to the Met Office, Birmingham, UK… 🙂

And to help the students at Cornell University realize their dreams AND deal with the climate, I send observations to them to study bird habits and any changes due to climate… 🙂

I also do things here on the path to deal with climate, etc...hopefully my efforts, however small, may help those facing conflicts and life’s challenges to realize their dreams and help them make a difference and make this world a better world, a world of peace, love and understanding!...  🙂

A new say is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Will be leaving memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

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

But we have a dream
All my friends 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, fear or sorrows,
But a heart filled with a dream of love and peace
For a world and all its tomorrows.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

I shall close for now, life is calling and have dreams of my own to follow (and the laundry is waiting for me), but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…

May flowers always line your path 
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
                         (Irish Saying)

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ( Barack Obama ) on the path least traveled…

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There are no cherry trees in sight, but in spite of life’s challenges, many forms of love… 🙂

 

And the apple tree bloom.. 🙂

Hello Diary,

Earth day is every day here on the path least traveled.. And I try to do what I can to help Mother Earth and hopefully a bright future for all…. Now, I know that for many reasons not everyone can do what I can do, but I believe that there may be subtle changes that folks can do in and around their home…if everyone would do a little, a few would not have to do a lot…. 🙂

For beginners, when it comes to cooking I usually use a energy efficient crock pot, toaster/convection oven or microwave.. Sometimes I get the urge to fry and with that I use a energy efficient, digital, electric hotplate.. 🙂

 

 

And there is the subject of paper… I love to read and I consider reading my relaxing part of the day… for practical reasons and to avoid cutting down a tree so I can read, I have my little Kindle Fire… I have been dealing with Amazon for over 15 years and have accumulated a library of over 2000 books, they are all downloaded on the Kindle… 🙂

To try to avoid using a landfill, I usually make quick notes on what is affectionately referred to as Boogie Boards (much like a chalkboard with no chalk)… 🙂

I will take what paper I can and turn into notepads, rather than purchase… 🙂

Used notepads and other paper goes through the shredder … 🙂

The shredded paper goes into the compost bin along with leaves I have not used for mulch, no smoke from burning leaves… 🙂

I use energy efficient light bulbs and turn on only when needed… 🙂

I use a energy efficient electric mower to reduce dependency on fossil fuel… 🙂

For a number of reasons I do not drive anymore, one being reducing fossil fuel and carbon emission.. And I need the exercise… I have food and supplies delivered… 🙂

Well, just a few things I do to hopefully help Mother Earth provide a bright future for all creatures and plants, large and small…. Again, I know not everyone can do what I do but perhaps one are able to make changes , even though they may appear to be small, that would be a important piece of the puzzle called helping Mother Earth… and here on the path, and everywhere, it would be a wonderful world indeed… 🙂

 

Well, I shall close for now, get on with the day, adventures to behold, folks to visit and perhaps share a thought or two…  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Until we meet again…

Never let anyone tear you down,
And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
                                                       (Hollianne Boucher)

“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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Tomorrow is Sunday here on the path, Easter  for those with faith based ideology, a religious remembrance… and with conflict, illness, etc. it may be trying times for those folks also… just before my late wife passed (cancer) she were visited by a Chaplain… he ask her if she had a religion and she said “No”, he then ask her if she believed in the hereafter and she said “Yes”, the Chaplain said “Good, for it is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door”… 🙂

The universe knows I am not into religious ideologies, but am a independent, born again heathen (so they tell me) but I believe there is a saying; “God promised you a safe landing, he did not say the journey were to be a smooth one”, so whatever one believes, nor how dark the skies or life’s challenges, perhaps you should listen to your heart filled with dreams, one can do that anywhere, anytime… 🙂

 

 

Dreams..
There's a place where I go that no one else knows,
Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
A place out of reach of any man's hands,
Safely secluded in a far away land

Beyond the grasp of those who may plunder
The wealth of its power and its life changing wonder.
I go alone to my secret place, never leaving a trace
For someone to follow and discover my space

Where I keep my secrets, my fears, and my regrets
Away from the world and all of its threats.
It's mine and mine alone!
The only place I can call my own.

I treasure the moments spent in this realm
Where anything is possible and I'm at the helm.
This place I describe is all that it seems ...
It's a magical place I call my dreams.
                                              (John Raines)

And maybe follow the advice of Judith Durham of the Seekers… 🙂 Or perhaps ABBA… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, tomorrow is  Sunday and a Easter holiday here on the prairies…a pleasant spring like Sunday to behold… unfortunately, here on the path there may not be any Easter eggs this year as it appears the Easter bunny will be taking the day off, being a holiday and all…  🙂

 

And here on the path the only eggs are powdered… 🙂

Sooooooooooo, the only coloring will be from a book… 🙂

BUT, I will enjoy the day anyway…. why enjoy one would ask?… because the sun will put in an appearance… 🙂

And hopefully will wake up on the green side of the grass and because I can…. 🙂

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, 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 )

So, will enjoy the day with a cup of tea…. 🙂

And some help from my favorite orchestra, Andre Rieu… 🙂

So, I had better close for now  make ready to enjoy the day, for it won’t come again… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again, Happy Easter wherever you are...

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

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Hello Diary,

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 And until we meet again, on this day and every day.. 🙂
  
 May the love that you give
 Always return to you,
 That family and friends are many
 And always remain true,
 May your mind only know peace
 No suffering or strife,
 May your spirit only know love and happiness
 On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
And no matter the challenge, we will see it through together, the way old friends do… 🙂

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

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“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”  (Roy T. Bennett )….  🙂

 

 

 
 
 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)
  
   
And somewhere on the other side of that ole rainbow is that dream… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Taking a break from following the dream to share a few thoughts… while on the path of life seeking my destiny, I have not forgotten others, so, though it may not be much,  hopefully I can help someone follow their dream… 🙂

 

 

Lassies and lads, University of Illinois.. “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ (Mark van Doren )… 🙂

 

 So tell me , fate
 You hold the key,
 What is my destiny 
 Suppose to be?
  
   
Lymphoma Action, U.K. … “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).. 🙂

 

 Can no longer build cities
 The back is tired and sore,
 I was a soldier once
 No longer have the heart for war.
   
Climate change.. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov)… 🙂

 
 
 So tell me, fate
 You hold the key,
 What is my destiny
 Suppose to be?
   
Project WHY, New Delhi India.. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) ….. 🙂

 

 I’ve tilled the soil as a farmer
 Fed the world is what they say,
 But I see the faces of hunger
 Still this very day.
   
For the hungry.. “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)..… 🙂
 

 So tell me, fate
 You hold the key,
 What is my destiny
 Suppose to be?
   
Cunningham Children’ home…“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)… 🙂

 

 I’ve donated time and money
 Ask for nothing in return,
 I see nothing has changed
 Will they ever learn?
   
Unicef…“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” (Marcus Aurelius)… 🙂

 

 So tell me, fate
 You hold the key, 
 What is my destiny 
 Suppose to be?
   
St. Jude Children’s Hospital…“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” (Frederick Buechner)… 🙂

 

 I’ve tilled the fields and went to war
 Help build cities, bridges and much more,
 Has my destiny run it’s course
  Fate, is there any more?
                  (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama )… 🙂

Yes, it is on down the path I must venture, to seek out Fate… so I will close for now, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

 

 

It is a new year, new adventures..care to join me… 🙂

“Yes, I’m me, I am what I am, and a free spirit I’ll stay, as I look for adventure and follow my dreams, on the path least traveled…each and every day” (Larry “Dutch” Woller ) on the path least traveled…

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

( “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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

And speaking of adventures and holiday memories, a memory of Christmas past came to mind, when little Bree (Jack Russell) were here (She passed away in 2016, she came into my world when she were 6 months old and I were her 4th owner…) 🙂

 

 I was working on the turkey
 When here arose such a clatter,
 I sprang from the kitchen
 To see what was the matter.
  
 I ventured to the living room
 And there, to my surprise, I did see,
 Standing nose to nose, paw to paw
 Was the Christmas mouse and Bree.
  
 With spatula in hand, ENOUGH, I yelled
 With a voice loud and clear,
 So that the Christmas mouse and Bree
  Scattered, they did,  in fear.
  
 It was back to the kitchen and the turkey
 No thoughts of sugar plums, dancing in my head,
 But thoughts of a Thanksgiving TV dinner
 Cooking in the microwave instead……… 
  
        ( Larry “Dutch” Woller,)
  
   
Yes, with snow (that didn’t make it to the ground)..

And frost on the rooftops…

It is.. Hello Diary, Yes, dogs (as well as other creatures) start out as pets but eventually become part of the family… they have feelings and dreams also… and little Bree would go where I ventured, I am sure keeping a watchful eye on my activities… here she is guarding the auto at the grocery (with her popcorn chicken).. 🙂

 

 Many look upon them as simply dogs, pets, etc. but 
they are much more than that.. 🙂
  
 JUST MY DOG 
 He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; 
 My other ears that hear above the winds.
 He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
 
 He has told me a thousand times over that
 I am his reason for being: by the way he
 rests against my leg; by the way he thumps
 his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he
 shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
 (I think it makes him sick with worry when he
 is not along to care for me.)
 
 When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
 When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
 When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
 When I am a fool, he ignores it.
 When I succeed, he brags.
 Without him, I am only another person. 
 With him, I am all-powerful.
 He is loyalty itself.
 He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
 With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. 
 He has brought me understanding
 where before I was ignorant.
 His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
 His presence by my side is protection against
 my fears of dark and unknown things.
 He has promised to wait for me...
 whenever...wherever--in case I need him. 
 And I expect I will--as I always have.
 He is just my dog.
                   (Author Gene Hill…)
  
   
Yes, another memory as I venture down memory lane this Sunday, but will close for now…hopefully will venture down the path and make new memories… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 Remember Diary… “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa)… 🙂

“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) 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 🙂 )..

In today’s world with turmoil, it is unfortunate that there closed minded elements of the world’s societies using turmoil and conflicts for their own personal gain, caring little for others… not so here on the path as here there is a dream and 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)… 🙂

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

But we have a dream
All my friends 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, fear or sorrows,
But a heart filled with a dream of love and peace
For all the world and all its tomorrows.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett )..

Hello Diary,

Yes, a world in turmoil and conflict at the moment… and here on the path have been slowly preparing for changes in the future, but not forgetting those that may be less fortunate than me.. As I gaze about the world, I saw many “in the trenches”, on the “front lines” trying to help as best they can… While I am unable to help them physically, I decided to open the piggy bank and share what I could to help those help others… “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.”…

Planned Parenthood… “When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” (Mother Angelica)….

plan parent

Unicef….“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)

unicef

Salvation Army… “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)…

sal army

E.I. Foodbank… “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)….

eIfoodbaank

DSC…. “At the end of the day people may not remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou )….

dsc

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama )..

people of the world

Well, I had better close for now… life’s challenges, adventures and my destiny are all waiting for me, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln )