40 days and 40 nights: rain.
Ok, so maybe only 39.
For 5 minutes today, the sun appeared.
It was time for the Chicken Butt to socialize, in a warm place.
And, there is nothing quite as warm as being with friends.
First thing: Pancakes for breakfast with Sissy Belle.
Then, shopping for cat food for the princess.
Meeting with Dana was a hoot, as usual.
Time goes so fast when we have our daily beverage.
In walks the King and Queen of Hearts: Chris and Christine.
Followed by so many others, all served by the lovely Kimber and Lisa.
Knowing that I could be coerced into staying for just “one more”, I exerted my will power and went home at 420pm.
I wonder: Can life really be this much fun?
Had to head out at noon today.
It was the princess Dana’s birthday.
I think it was a week since we had shared a drink together.
After a salad and cheesy garlic bread, served by the lovely Pamela, the festivities began.
And continued until 7pm.
I can’t remember when I have laughed so hard.
I think I laugh that hard every day.
However, when you live in the moment, it always seems unique.
As Emily said in “Our Town” Oh Earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? -every, every minute?”
But when you do, it is astonishing.
Assume you want to be a famous writer.
You sit down, and look at a blank page.
Do you really have something to say?
Nothing comes to mind.
You place your fingers on the keyboard.
Suddenly the words come tumbling out.
And so it begins.
Ideas, thoughts, concepts and possibilities emerge.
What is behind the inspiration?
It exists in your subconscious.
All it takes is a willingness to begin.
It’s all about the first step.
Just do it.
Writing is wrapped up in your imagination.
The sky is the limit.
But only if you begin.
Remember Mr BoJangles?
Dancing, jumping so high and all that jazz.
I felt like that song was one of the saddest ever.
Am I just a bleeding heart?
Maybe, but if I had known Mr Bo, he and I would probably drift in and out of society, to do what we had to do.
I think that was the motivation for him and for most of us.
We are here.
We are one of many.
And we strive to find our niche.
If only life was fair.
So we do what we have to do.
I wish I could talk to you today, to tell you how your talent and your story has been inpirational.
And your dog?
I know you still grieve for him.
A simple story, with so much meaning.
You will live forever in my heart.
Do you know those who have reinvented themselves?
Not just once, but as they change?
It is difficult to believe that people do not change over the years.
Marriages disintegrate when this happens.
Some choose an alternative life style.
Well, they remember what was once their passion, living out their lives, forfeiting their dreams.
It takes a courageous person to embrace a dream, to sacrifice comfort, and to find their purpose in this life, in spite of the consequences.
It’s not for the faint of heart, or for those who prefer not to upset the apple cart.
However, if you admire those who have lived their lives pursuing their dreams, and you believe in possibilities, just do it.
No one lives forever.
But their legacies serve as an inspiration to all of us.
No fanfare, no grandstanding.
Just a life with purpose.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Sissy: “Let’s do an adventure.”
That was all it took.
From that moment on, it was all holds barred.
Not that we traveled very far.
Oh, yes, we had planned to do something crazy, but…..
We hung out with Pam, Lisa and Dana, and the rest of the regulars who make life interesting.
Who can leave when the atmosphere is ripe for telling hilarious stories?
Happiness is often found right around the corner or in your backyard.
Thanks to all for a wonderful afternoon!!!
My lawn looks fabulous.
My cat is eating again: Liver and chicken.
Way to go, Puff Daddy.
On my way to an adventure.
Stopped: Thanks Kim!
I will be back later.
Then, fate intervened: Cindy and Bunny: WTH?
A quick drink.
A text from Bryan.
Back to my comfort zone.
Tim: Why? Why are you so aloof?
I still think you are misunderstood.
A few brewskies, and ready to leave.
Ok, so I miscalculated.
Can someone please take me out back and shoot me?
Oh what a night.
Craziness seems to follow me.
A hermit yesterday, a crazed lunatic today.
I need to settle down.
Up at dawn, trying to be productive.
Too many wonderful people crossed my path, and I could not resist.
It was an exceptionally fun filled day.
The regular stuff that people do.
My kind of day.
Let it happen.
And it did.
I have decided not to grow up in the near future.
Not worth it.
Happiness can not be planned.
Spontanaiety reigns supreme.
Life is a gift, to be opened every day.
Until I no longer inhabit this planet, I have decided to enjoy every moment.
I hope you will do the same.
When it is over, it is over.
Do it now.
At least not in my life.
However, in Tiger Woods’ life, it was an historical day.
Had to see this on the big screen, eating margarita shrimp, cheering for the Tiger.
As Steve Young once put it: FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWN TO WASHING CARS , BEING DOWN OUT AND BLUE.
Well, not quite that, but Tiger was at the top of the town before his fall.
And today was his rise again to fame and fortune.
I believe that it takes courage, faith and perserverance, never giving up, until you succeed.
Congrats Tiger, on a spectacular come back!