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

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Who am I, one wonders
Whether it is race, gender or ideology,
As I venture down life’s path
As a spirit that is born free..

Wondering about being different
Reminds me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

Does the image without
Determine who I am to be,
Even though the spirit within
May be different, be me.

Do I follow my heart’s dream
When heart and mind disagree,
Or do I listen to the mind
While dealing with reality.

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

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope all is well in your world and you find your rainbow and until we meet again..

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“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…

Thought I would pop in and leave a brief message…  yes, change is in the winds and it appears that change is taking place here with WordPress also… it seems to have affected my blogsite to some degree, especially my last post (posted on July 6, 2022); “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…”…. 🙂

I am not sure if the post were published in the manner I wished for it to be or , if in some instances, it were published at all, or to some I even exist… there is also the possibility that I am unable to view the “Likes” or “Comments” and unable to respond, for which I do apologize for I am not ignoring anyone…. 🙂

That being said,  I am working on adjusting to any changes as time permits, so I may be on and off the radar from time to time and so far I am still able to visit, but with or without WordPress, together we will make a difference and make this world a better place, for we are the world…  🙂

 

And do not give up on your dreams, “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)!!.. 🙂
Well I had better close for now, challenges and adventures await… hopefully the universe has gotten this message and 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)

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

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

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Hello Diary,

Yes, change, in many forms,  is coming and by working together we can make this world a better place even though we may be different, “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 ) …  here on the path I do not wait for a leader to tell me what to do or try to do good for others… I do not need, nor use,  a sword, guns, bombs, conflict, etc. …  my weapons of choice are a open mind, a heart full of dreams, understanding and love…  🙂

There is much I can do and what I do may seem small at first glance, but “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) …  and there may be times when I feel like I am doing it alone, but “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” (Shannon L. Alder) so following my dreams while working with others to hopefully make a difference….  🙂

The change is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrows,
Leaving some memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrows.

I peer out my window
Parts of the 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 will be hope
Of a world filled with love one day,
A wish that could come true
For hope is the last to die…they say.

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

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness or a tear, 
But a heart filled with hope and a dream
Of a world  of love and peace, not hate and fear.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

Yes, there are many things I can do, for example.. 🙂

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)

Yes, change is taking place here on the path, and together we can help build a better world of love, peace and understanding, but only if you want to… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, not only dealing with changes I am making, but changes in climate also, not to mention the laundry...busy, busy, busy…  but I shall return again one day, Fate willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

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

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

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

“When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled….   

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The heat wave continues so reducing daily activity somewhat, especially  in the afternoon.. A good time to contemplate about one’s life and the path taken…  🙂

Who am I, one wonders
Whether it is race, gender or ideology,
As I venture down life’s path
As a spirit that is born free..

Wondering about being different
Reminds me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

Does the image without
Determine who I am to be,
Even though the spirit within
May be different, be me.

Do I follow my heart’s dream
When heart and mind disagree,
Or do I listen to the mind
While dealing with reality.

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

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Well, there are no alligators or swamp here but with the addition of the heat wave, life has plenty of challenges/life’s storms present to deal with… but here on the path “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott)…. So, we are adjusting the sails to deal with the change in the wind…  🙂

Not as bad as other parts of the country, yet, but making changes in the daily activity to add to changes already made over time…  some for health reasons but mainly to deal with trying to avoid putting a stain on the resources, etc…. I have ceiling fans to keep home cool, reducing activity, using the air conditioning at a minimum.. 🙂

 

 

I have energy efficient bulbs which generate low heat also… 🙂

I have a energy efficient microwave, I also have a energy efficient convection oven (baking bread)… 🙂

And when I need something different to cook with, I have a energy efficient digital hot plate and when I use the adapter (sitting on top) I can use my standard cookware… 🙂

When needed, I also have energy efficient crockpots.. 🙂
And to clean the dishes, to reduce the usage of water and resources, I have a energy efficient electric tea kettle to heat the water to wash dishes, etc.. 🙂

These are a few of the things I do, heat wave or no heat wave, and I know it is not for everyone as everyone has taken different paths in life… and there will be many who will raise a eyebrow looking at me as if I am different, but I like being different..  🙂

And why do I wish to be different, you may ask,
The freedom to choose, to explore, to learn a lot,
Dictated to by a prophet chained to a myth…. NOT
Maybe so everyone can shout and point at me,
And say, “Hey, he’s different”, don’t you see.

My mind is clear and open, gathering knowledge every day
My spirit is young, adventuresome and floating free,
Not confined by those social chains, no box, no mold for me
I am what I am, I am me, what I wish to be,
Perhaps that makes me different, don’t you see.

So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to eye it seems
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
On down the path least traveled I will venture, with spirit free
Why the path least traveled?..well, I’m different, don’t  you  see.
                                         ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close for now, the sails need more adjusting and there are adventures to explore even with life’s challenges… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

I hope the path you choose helps build a better future for yourself and life is all that you wish for it to be and until we meet again..

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“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,

Yes, life does put storms in our path, especially in today’s world… but here on the path we adjust the sails and continue to follow our heart filled with dreams.. Not only are we dancing in the rain, but singing also (well, I am not singing but I hum a lot..  🙂  )..  🙂

 

 

Not only do I have to deal with life’s storms but the garden flowers also.. In spite of the storms, the flowers have overcome and sharing peace, love and beauty with the backyard friends… so I am sharing a bouquet, not the cut kind but a living bouquet… so, welcome to my not so secret garden..  🙂

 

The garden roses are red, my friend
The skies above are blue,
Brightness, warmth and love to behold
That have me to  think of  you!

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

In spite of life’s storms, it is a wonderful world indeed on the path least traveled… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now.. destiny, and the garden, is calling and have dreams to follow… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 And remember…

Until we meet again…

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“ The love a mother has for her children is legendary, it is said a child is the mother’s heart outside her body.”  (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…. 

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Hello Diary,

The coming weekend is Mother’s Day weekend, a tribute to Mom’s all over the world… every day should be Mother’s Day!..  One can replace a lot of things but one cannot replace a Mom..  🙂

 

Mom’s do not get enough praise ( and often times help) as they navigate life, having to play the cards dealt to them (often times the cards are not pleasant) and sacrifices made as Mom navigates life, trying to help the children realize their dreams… no doubt sheds a silent tear when Mom is unable, at times, to give the children what Mom wishes for them, a silent heartache as Mom sees a tear in the children’s eyes, a silent tear and heartache when the child leaves the nest to pursue their dream… often quietly  staying in the background while watching the children venture down life’s path…  🙂

 

 

And on this Mother’s Day the spring flowers bring Moms to mind.. The little violet, quiet and modest yet when need to comes forward with little blooms to brighten the day… 🙂

A symbol of a Mother’s love, the lilac… 🙂

And the wisteria… 🙂

The lilacs are blooming with love
The backyard violets are blue,
Wisteria, delicate, and warm to behold
That has me thinking of  you!

Of your beauty, inside and out
That brightens the darkest skies,
Could feel the glowing warmth
From your lovely, loving eyes!

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

And there are your thoughts
That I did cherish and treasure,
That I still value so highly
As they are beyond measure

One who ventured 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, Mom
Coming from the heart
Thoughts that will never end
Even though in life, we may part.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller )
And for many of us, Moms are no longer with us in this mortal world, but they occupy a special place in our hearts and we can visit and chat with them whenever we wish to and do not need Facebook, Twitter or texting…  🙂

A Letter From Heaven

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)
Well, I had better close for now, life is calling and I better venture out to see what life has instore for me...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

I hope this Mother’s Day ( and every day) that all the Moms (and everyone else) have a day filled with love and happiness and until we meet again..

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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

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Spring has arrived in full force with the warming of the weather… my friends, the little dandelion, are making their presence known… 🙂

Thinking that perhaps in another lifetime, I would like to be like the little dandelion with its zest for life….  🙂

Will to Live
I think of all things that show a zest 
For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
The little winged seeds from its white fluff ball
Settle and grow with no urging at all. 
Settle in most unlikely places
And soon there's a crop of dandelion faces.

They are man's worst pest, but a child's playthings.
Sometimes I wish I had light down wings 
Like a dandelion seed, and could settle at will
On a velvety lawn or a sun-spread hill, 
And live with the eagerness and zest 
Of the wanton little dandelion pest.
(MARY TRIPLETT)

Hello Diary,

With the warm and pleasant weather, the migratory birds are mingling with the local birds and their voice is heard in harmony as they great me every morning when I venture out to observe the weather and this morning they were in full force…  🙂

 

And speaking of the birds, everyone enjoys watching the birds, with their color and voices, from time to time, right?.. Well, the folks at Cornell University has a program called “Ebird” where one can enter their observations… it helps the students gather knowledge, they can learn about the birds habits top help the birds and with that it also helps them to research the changes with the climate and environment… I have seen a good number of changes concerning the birds over the years, telling me that change is in the winds….  🙂

 

 

Soooooo, I get me a cup of Earl Grey and then I sit down and have a leisurely moment relaxing and taking notes with my bird watching ( I do not observe every day like I do the weather)… 🙂

I even spent a couple of dollars on some bird watching books to help me identify species of migratory birds that may be new to the prairies…. 🙂

Once I have finished my cup of tea and taking notes, I venture indoors and open the Ebird website…. 🙂

I then enter my observations… 🙂

I gather more knowledge, the young folks at Cornell gather more knowledge and we help each other hopefully help make this world a better place… 🙂 And anyone can do it, age makes no difference… I am 77 years old and I simply follow my heart.. 🙂
Well, I had better close for now… the excitement here on the path builds as adventures await me.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope your heart is filled with love and happiness 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 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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Yes, life gives us moments with another and I have had the good fortune to have moments, and memories, with many world over….  “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”  ― (Maya Angelou)..   🙂

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So thanks for the memories.. 🙂 Hello Diary, Had a heavy frost this morning in spite of everything appearing green and near summer, it looked like a light snow… 🙂

And as I gaze upon the frost while sipping on some tea, the heart opens up the book of memories of history’s past here at home… there was my late wife Kathy, she was my partner and friend for 51 years before Fate (in the form of cancer) sent her to her final destiny… 🙂

And there were the kids, who have since scattered to the winds in search of their dreams.. “You are evidence of your mother’s strength… especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless, she has always maintained her sanity.” (Criss Jami)… 🙂

And there were Miss Daisy (she passed on just before Kathy)… a Jack Russell who was a die hard couch potato.. 🙂

And there was little Bree (she passed on 5 years ago), a Jack Russell, independent, who believed every minute was an adventure and left no stone unturned… when I brought her home she were 6 months old and I was her fourth owner.. She was 14 years old when she passed away.. 🙂

I remember one time when I were preparing the turkey….  🙂

I twas 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, those moments have become memories, locked in the heart for when I grow to old to dream and my heart will go on… 🙂
I had better close for now… shared a few memories and preparing for more adventures that await me and friends to share thoughts with, so I can gather more memories… 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)

“Woke up on the green side of the grass with a dream in my pocket, it is going to be a good day on the path least traveled” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) …   

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Hello Diary,

Yes, every day I wake up on the green side of the grass is a good day, a day filled with adventures and challenges as I venture down life’s path, a free spirit… a day to live, enjoy and cherish for it will never return and will become a memory to store in my heart for when I grow too old to dream… 🙂

And with a heart full of dreams, it is down the path I shall go…  🙂

 

 

It is down the path least traveled I shall go
To a rainbow filled horizon I  venture,
To seek, to learn, know peace, to enjoy life
A path filled with wonderful adventure.

A place where one is accepted as who they are
A spirit kindled to life, when mortal born,
A being coming from the depths within
And not subject to ridicule and scorn.

A place where I know freedom of thought and being
I am what I am, don’t you see,
Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.

I do not travel the path alone, you see
There are memories and spirits to behold,
Those that share... the joy and sadness
As I gather more memories, down that least traveled road.

So how long will my journey be, one would ask
Will I see the end of the path...ever?
The answer, I believe, lies on the horizon
Somewhere past... the 12th of Never….

So I shall bring my ramblings to an end
For there is one fact that I do know,
To reach the horizon, the 12th of Never
It’s down the path least traveled I must go!
      ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

And at the end of the path my journey will come to an end and I will find my answers, my destiny and………..home… 🙂
I shall close for now for the path is calling, excitement is in the air knowing a adventure is just a heartbeat away.. 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)

“The new year is approaching, and with a dream in my pocket and following my heart, it is down the path I shall venture” 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… 🙂

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

Christmas has passed but the spirit remains with New Year and Destiny appearing on the horizon…

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

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

But we have a dream
Martin 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, with spirit born free
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Christmas day has passed, got a few presents from Santa, and managed to evolve from the day relatively unscathed.. 🙂 a peaceful day as I relaxed and browsed the memory banks titled “Christmases Past”… I remember one Christmas as I were preparing dinner and I heard a noise.. It seems that little Bree (Jack Russell, passed away a few years ago)…

bree and car

Encountered the Christmas mouse among the packages…

I was working on dinner
When there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the kitchen
To see what was the matter.

I ventured to the living room
And there, among the presents, I did see,
Standing nose to nose, paw to paw
Was the Christmas mouse and little Bree.

With spatula in hand, ENOUGH, I yelled
With a voice so loud and clear,
So that the Christmas mouse and Bree
Scattered to the winds, far and near..

Then it was back to the kitchen and the turkey
No thoughts of sugar plums, dancing in my head,
But thoughts of a Christmas TV dinner
Cooking in the microwave instead………
( Larry “Dutch” Woller,)

The three of us managed to survive that Christmas day relatively uscathed also.. 🙂 coming back to reality, what does one get when one has too much idle time on ones hands and mixes mini-marshmallows and graham crackers…

smores ingred

In a microwave oven for 15 seconds, one would ask?.. S’mores Galore!!!!.. 🙂

smores galore

Well, I had better bring my rambling to an end.. the New Year and Destiny is on the horizon and I need to seek them out.. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“ 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), soooooooooo it is on down the path I go following my dream..