“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”  (Louisa May Alcott ) 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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Hello Diary,

The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching here on the prairie and I plan on having a relaxing holiday, I will not be Black Friday shopping…  🙂

A quiet time contemplating my tomorrows, browsing through the memories, some meditation, a glass of wine, a spot of tea, perhaps visiting friends, the Kindle is full of books so I am ready for a holiday here on the path…should you happen to visit, welcome… 🙂

 

I give thanks everyday…  🙂

Thanksgiving has arrived
Another year as gone bye,
Been busy chasing dreams
Living life..time did fly,

A time to contemplate the past
A time to give thanks...they say,
To relive treasured memories
Of each and every  passing day.

Thanks for letting me feel love
Be it joy, or be it heartache,
To know someone’s love
A treasured feeling their love did make.

Thanks for letting me live life
To explore, to follow one’s dream,
To seek out and live every adventure
Not enough time in the day... it did seem.

Thanks for letting me meet friends
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.

Thanks for giving me the courage
To follow my own path...to be me,
To not follow someone else’s path
To live my own….. reality.

Thanks for giving me an open mind
As I venture down the path... allowing me,
To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
That many others do not see.

Thanks for giving me an open heart
Able to love, understand and forgive,
And when I grow too old to dream
A place where my memories will live.

Yes, I have much to be thankful for
And every day the list gets longer... you see,
As I venture down the path least traveled
Searching for what destiny... has waiting for me.
                                   (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) And I will be doing some giving here on the path also… 🙂

The gift of hope
Where 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.

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

The gift of freedom
One is 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.

The gift of happiness
Not a world of sorrow or fear
But a world of hope and dreams, not sadness
A world  of eternal love and peace
A world of eternal happiness.

The gift of love
A world of  love that is without end
Through an eternity it will endure,
A love that knows no boundaries 
A love beautiful, caring and pure.
                   (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I had better close for now, a glass of wine awaits for my approval while venturing down memory lane… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Hope your path is paved 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)

“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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When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when your hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit!
                                             (Wade Watts)

Hello Diary,

Yes, a life without dreams is a life without purpose indeed and following ones dreams can be difficult at times… I know in the past I have championed listening to one’s heart and following ones dreams and I am not just saying things to hear myself talk… I have  witnessed life’s challenges while following my dreams and while the path may not have been smooth and I may have had to adjust my sails, I still followed my heart and dreams….  🙂

I grew up on a farm here on the prairies in the 1940’s, 1950’s and early 1960’s ( I am standing, my brother is sitting).. 🙂

Having had to deal with two world conflicts, wealth not being what it is today (there were no such thing as credit cards, etc.), knowledge and technology being what it was,  we, as a family,  did not have a great deal but I had my dreams, and I  followed them  through the good days and bad, through sickness and health.. Had to deal with polio, measles, smallpox and numerous other diseases… tornadoes, winter storms and other weather events  under rather primitive conditions compared today…  🙂

Did not have computers, etc. and our phone looked like this one, had to turn the handle to contact the operator and tell the operator who one wished to talk to, there were no texting… 🙂

The radio looked much like this one, spent most of our time listening to it, Mom who listen to the soap operas on the radio instead of watching… 🙂

Television was a rarity in the prairies and we finally got a tv when I were around 10 years old, it looked like this tv, the screen was about 10 inches square and we could get 3 channels that would come on the air at sunrise and go off the air at sunset… 🙂

I left the farm in the middle 1960’s and joined the USMC… I married the love of my life and with about a year and a half left in my tour, our son came into our life, two days after he were born I received orders to go to Vietnam, he was 3 weeks old when I left and I was a stranger… 🙂

I spent about 13 months in Vietnam where I were shot at and missed, s – – t on and hit but I returned home relatively unscathed and to my son I was still a stranger .. (that is me sitting on the ground).. 🙂

As a family we started to follow our dreams together, our daughter came into our lives to complete our family… 🙂

Together, through the good times and bad, we ventured down the path following our dreams, dealing with issues including the weather, a tornado occurred in 1996, the photo were taken about 2 blocks from our house, fortunately we suffered no severe damage.. 🙂

Knowledge and technology was improving, in 1997 we got on the internet with a dial-up computer with 10 megabytes of memory…. and we got a prototype of the future cell phones, it were called a bag phone, not always dependable and one still could not text.. 🙂

The kids scattered to the winds in search of their destinies, Kathy and I continued on down the path to follow our dreams together and in  the spring of 2015, after dealing with cancer, Kathy decided her time in the mortal world was done and her spirit left to follow her dreams and in December of 2015, at the age of 95, my Mom decided she should join Kathy… I continued on but not with a heavy heart but a heart filled with memories for when I grow to old to dream and the words I know that Kathy would say  to me..  🙂

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)

I may have gotten a little long winded here but with today’s world in turmoil, etc. I have  been there and done that, have gotten knocked down and still got up and did not quit.. and YOU can do the same, if you have a open mind and follow your heart…  You can follow the advice of Steve Jobs and Annie..  🙂

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” (Steve Jobs )

Or, that of Joel Brown and Rachel Platten… “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)… 🙂

Or that of Mary Kay Ash and Freedom Fry… “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right” (Mary Kay Ash)… 🙂

Well, I had better quit rambling as there are dreams to follow and adventures await while I deal with life’s challenges… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

You can be a girl or boy on fire and follow your dreams but only if you want t0...  🙂    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 only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” (Joel Brown) on the path least traveled…

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With troubled times it is difficult to follow ones dreams but one must never give up and “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”  (Roy T. Bennett )….  🙂

 

Time flies, and memories fade.
People change and new friendships are made.
Only the true remain forever at our side.
Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
Life is what you make of it; you are what you've become.
Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.

Cherish the good and remove the bad.
Some people don't realize till it's gone what they've had.
Moving on is a way of life.
There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.

You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.

Never be afraid to take a stand,
And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
A little bit goes a long way.
All it takes is a smile to brighten someone's day.

Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
The chance to live another day is life's golden proposal.

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)
Hello Diary, Sometimes, in today’s world, when one ventures down life’s path following one’s dreams, one may encounter troubled times, the path not so smooth and one could possibly use a friend or friends to lean on a bit… 🙂

So here on the path, with an open mind and a heart filled with dreams, the door is always open… so if you should happen to visit, welcome to my world, my friend… 🙂

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)
Well, I had better close for now, have dreams to follow, friends to meet and greet , adventures are waiting (not to mention leaves needed raking...sighhhhhh), but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  

Hope your path is paved 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)
Yes, on the path of life collecting memories and meeting friends while following dreams, care to join me, my friend..

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) 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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A bit more about observers, I am a National Weather Service S.W.O.P observer (local, significant weather) and a Cooperative Observer (national, daily weather observations), there are many observers worldwide, there may be others that I am not aware of.. 🙂

There is also a national observer organization that works closely with the National Weather Service known as CoCoRahs (I am not a member of, similar to SWOP)… 🙂

And of course the W.O.W. (weather observer website), Met Office, U.K. home and away… 🙂

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, I know that everyone cannot be a weather observer but there are small things that I do, that anyone can do within their lifestyle in some manner, to some degree… I use energy efficient light fixtures and do not turn them on unless I need them… reduce cost and impact on the environment.. 🙂

I also use energy efficient appliances which not only help to reduce cost but reduces the need for natural gas, fossil fuels and reduces the impact on the environment… 🙂

While I now not everything can be purchased online, I also do significant shopping online (about 95%), I have greater access to different shopping sites, more access to save money, allows more time to devout to other projects and reduces the use of fossil fuels and emissions… 🙂

I save correspondence that has at least one blank side… then during the winter doldrums, I will set down with a spot of tea and make notepads… the notepads reduces the need for a landfill, I do not have to purchase notepads thereby saving money and no one has to cut down a tree so I can use notes… once done, the paper gets shredded and then into my small compost bin which the earthworms love, ends up compost for my plants and backyard.. 🙂

And then there are my Kindles… I have two, one is a 7” Paperwhite which I take with me when I am traveling (on the left) and the other is a 7” Kindle Fire which I use at home, the Fire is in color, has more settings and speakers for audible… 🙂 I like books as well as another, but the Kindle does have many advantages.. the Ebooks are often less expensive than the paper… I do not have to worry about storage and damage to books ( I have my library downloaded on both Kindles with over 2000 books), I can access my entire library whenever and wherever I wish to and no once has to clear a forest so, on a gloomy Halloween night, I can sit with a cup of Earl Grey and read one of my favorite mystery/thrillers The Hound of the Baskervilles.. 🙂

Perhaps there are things one can do around the home that may seem small and insignificant but working together we can help create many more ripples and make a difference, but only if you want to… 🙂
And there are those who would ridicule me, make fun of me, look down upon me and even bar me from their world, but after observing how they think, feel and do, believe I would rather be 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 )

And when I leave this mortal world, as all creatures will do, I will leave with a smile on my face and a happy heart knowing that I did what I could to help make this a better world for those who will remain after I leave, and I did it my way.. 🙂
Well, I had better close for not, adventures await along with the laundry and the sweeper.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Hope your world is a wonderful world 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)

“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…

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,

Still busy here preparing for the winter doldrums but thought I would take a few moments to share a few thoughts… while I am busy, have not forgotten others, and I (and anybody in their own way) can still help others make a difference with little or no expense or change in one’s daily life so I took Mr. Obama’s advice…. and anyone and everyone can help make a difference their own way and many do, they do not need someone to tell them when and how… “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.” (Author Unknown),  …  🙂

 

I, like many others, occasionally make purchases on Amazon, especially the many books I have in my library and currently read.. I have an agreement with Amazon that they donate a percentage of my purchases to a charity, in this case $192.00 to E.I. Foodbank… 🙂

As everyone knows, daily I share as accurate a weather observation possible (no fancy expensive weather instruments) with the National Weather Service, USA to help them with understanding the weather and climate change (it gives my mind work and helps others)… it only takes a few minutes of my time, I also share the same observations with the Met Office Operations Centre, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom to help them with climate change also.. 🙂

And with me being on the internet, I have been working with the World Community Grid and Scripps Research Institute through the BOINC Project in Mapping Cancer (adults and children) since 2005… the pc is on, I click on the icon and they use my pc to research data while I carry on with daily activities.… 🙂

Yes, these are a few things I do and, with other folks world over, to help those who find themselves in troubled waters and hopefully build a better place for the future world and a pleasant ending that never ends… 🙂

As I gaze upon the horizon
Where my destiny 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 condemned
As I lived and loved 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 destiny
For destiny has the answer, destiny is the key.
          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

And as I venture down the path least traveled, with a heart filled with memories, I know that I am not alone… 😉

Alas, I shall have to close for now for life is calling, adventures lie ahead, more memories to make and folks who could use a 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)

“No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.” (Jean de La Bruyere ) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

Has been a busy week the past week preparing for winter as change is coming but thought I would take some time to share a few thoughts…..  🙂

Yes, change, in many forms, are 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 ) … so 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 wake up every morning with a open mind and a heart full of dreams, understanding and love and follow my heart…  🙂

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) 


And here on the path I can continue to follow my 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)… 🙂

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 the universe), 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)

The Chaplain ask my late wife, Kathy, do you have a religion, she said “No”, he then ask her if she believed in the hereafter, she said “Yes”, he said “good, for it is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled….

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Hello Diary, 

It has been a hectic week of getting new refrigerator and washer, back to following the heart…. yes , it is all about the heart and it is known throughout the universe that I am not into religion or faith based beliefs, I do not feel that I need someone to tell me what or how to believe.. I just follow my heart with an open mind, often times being different and on my own ; “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.’’ (Albert Einstein) …  🙂
That being said, the universe is deep and mysterious, a great deal is unknown and I, for one, do not have the capabilities to determine what is real and what is not, other than that proven by knowledge beyond a reasonable doubt and therefore I cannot, nor do I wish to, point to another mortal, and ridicule them for what they  believe in...I believe that every one has the right to believe what and how they wish to; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (The Declaration of Independence)…  🙂
I have nothing against religion/faith based beliefs, but I do not approve of certain elements of today’s world societies that use religion/faith based beliefs as justification to inflict harm, pain, suffering, ridicule and conflict on another; “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)…  🙂

“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.”
       ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

I’m afraid that here on the path, all I have is love… 🙂

A heart filled with dreams, a  Spirit Born Free…

While dealing with the doldrums
That happens on the path at times,
While contemplating my tomorrows
I’d pen some thoughts that rhymes.

As I venture through my life
With each step, all the while being me,
An open mind, a heart of dreams
A spirit, enjoying being free.

A spirit that views another
As another feels, wishes to be,
In a realm of acceptance
So another can enjoy being free.

Free…. to love another
No color, gender or race,
Only to know and feel happiness
No social walls to face.

Free to live life as one chooses
Follow a dream, the heart would say,
Free to walk ones own path of life
Filled with adventures along the way.

There are those who would color me different
Many to gaze upon me with dismay,
But unlike them, I’ve found happiness
Because I chose to live life my way.
         (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Well, I shall close for now, the path is calling and the ole spirit has eyes on the horizon and new adventures, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Hope you are able to follow your heart, a spirit born free 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)

“A home that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of  difficulties and conflict , a home built with a closed mind, insincerity or haste will collapse in a mere  breeze of discontent.”   (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

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Hello Diary,

Have been busy multi-tasking this past week… have been working outdoors preparing my backyard friends and myself for the coming winter.. had another brief visit from Mr. Jack Frost… 🙂

I also were preparing the indoors for a new refrigerator and washing machine to be delivered this coming week.. I am paying the delivery folks to remove the old ones so they can recycle… 🙂

I also ventured out and got the flu vaccine and also the latest Covid booster, not only for my protection but to make sure I do not become a menace to others… and speaking of others, I have not forgotten those who could use some help to follow their dreams and help others..  🙂

 

 

Of course, I take a few moments to meditate with a spot of tea and think about me…  🙂

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)
Well, I shall close for now… life and the path is calling ( as well as the laundry), but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

May life be 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)

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice., and to make an end is to make a beginning.” (T.S. Eliot ) 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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Hello Diary,

Been busy but thought I would stop by and share a few thoughts… yes, time is moving on and change is in the winds..  normal is in a state of change. yesterday is becoming a memory and tomorrow is still a mystery… my backyard friends and I have been busy preparing for the tomorrow’s and helping those who could use someone to be there for them… couldn’t be there in person but can help the folks in other ways, especially in Florida, etc.….  🙂

While getting my affairs in order, ventured outdoors to help my backyard friends, worked on the ground feeder preparing for winter…. 🙂

Mr. Squirrel was so busy getting ready for winter he had to stop and rest for a bit… 🙂

While the spiders were preparing for hibernation, I almost walked into this spider web at the corner of the house (center of the picture near the top), it were about 4 feet square .. 🙂

At the moment taking a tea break….  🙂

I set here with my tea
And watch the leaves a fallin’
It’s becoming clear that one day 
Jack Frost will come a callin’

Most of my bird friends have went south
In the southern warmth they’ll stay
But I’ll not shed a tear in sorrow
For they’ll be back again some day

All us creatures that are staying behind
To deal with the cold and snow
Are getting our house in order
And waiting for winter’s blow

The squirrels are gathering leaves and such
To insulate their winters nest
The possum is checking every nook and cranny
To find a place for his winters rest

The bee’s are picking up the pace
Gathering nectar with the morning sun
Storing winter food for the hive
Before their work on earth is done

A spider spinning it’s web of silk
I watched as it grew and grew
Soon to become natures work of art
With tomorrow’s early morning dew

This poem could go on and on and on 
But alas, I have things to do
For, like it or not, don’t you see
I need to get ready for winter too.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

And this is the last rose of summer, but love will go on… 🙂

Well, tea is done and life and the path is calling… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope your path in life is paved 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)

“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… 🙂 Me 1 copy

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Hello Diary,

Have been busy the past week.. again preparing for the future and changes that are on the horizon… adjusting my sails and course as I follow my heart, and at the same time help others to help those in need, who are having great difficulty in life, especially through no fault of their own….  🙂

And though I browse the news today and see a world in conflict, I know there are many that do not make the news, but are tirelessly working to make this world a better place and I believe that one day it will happen “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)…  🙂

 

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

But here on the path, I have a dream
Accepting one as to who they believe and are
Of a world filled with happiness and peace
One’s life’s choices no one did bar.

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, fear or sorrow,
But a heart filled with a dream
Of a world at peace tomorrow.

With decision made, and 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 see,
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
So  down the path least traveled I do venture, a spirit born free
                                                    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close for now, the path is calling… perhaps I’ll be a rainbow in someone’s cloud and make their day  a little brighter, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope your path is filled with peace, 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)