Archive for February, 2015

at peace

February 14, 2015

when I am at peace I am not escaping a world of emotion

neither are the ghosts of my past waiting to haunt my tranquility

years I spent digging for the roots to my own unhappiness

not satisfied with distraction or that which others seem content with

I became a garden

shaded by the tree of my own soul

I am nature and nature cannot escape from me.

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reverse

February 13, 2015

I wonder what it would be like to live life in reverse?

all the time spent gathering knowledge, wisdom and experience already passed

but all of life before us

except aging

the question might become reversed

not what should I do with my life but what shouldn’t I do?

how best to live abundantly?

what nurtures my soul?

of what is happyness comprised of? how can one enrich friendship?

I wonder what happens when we try to live life in reverse?

ordinary

February 12, 2015

I wasn’t  feeling a sense of wonder before

but now I am

not the ignorant bedazzlement of unstructured thought

but one of nature itself

we are part of nature and mother and father are part of us

we hide behind only part of the mind

the part that wonders only at known things and ordinary things

there is nothing known to me that is quite ordinary.

Do you know anyone?

February 12, 2015

Do you know anyone?

I mean really know them, understand their story and what shaped them to be who they are?

When we look at a stranger we tend to judge them superficially and when we see someone making a scene we judge everyone involved.

we tend to judge the parents of crying children not realizing that we all cried for candy at that age

we judge people based on how much or how little money they make, however this tends to only matter to us if it is more or less than we make.

we judge people and assume we understand their story because there isn’t much to tell.

True we can sum up people in a nutshell, a few sentences, a few verbs and nouns, I can do that with only a look and be right almost all the time.

What I contend is that we are the details, we are the choices we make to change little things about our conduct that make us unequal as a species and as individuals.

I say that we all have worth if we try to do something with our lives and most people do try.

We tend to spend a great deal of energy thinking about things that don’t matter, what someone is wearing, how others look, how much more or less we are making than our neighbors, in what way does that affect us?

In what way does our worth increase or decrease based on others?

I ask again, do you know anyone? Really know anyone?

What about yourself?

musing

February 12, 2015

nothing in this universe is singular, everything has a counterpart

for all that we humans think ourselves complex we are only as simple as another thing

everything is made of the same rough elements, refined through our analysis to equal reality.

Not all those who wander…

February 12, 2015

Cristian Mihai

post-39773-Lost-in-Life-People-who-took-a-CV1OIt’s been twelve years since I wrote my first story. Didn’t even have the guts to finish it. I started about ten times more projects than I finished. I gave up, again and again. Some days I just wouldn’t want to write anything. I’d hate it; I’d loathe the fact that I had to edit my stories, that I had to read them aloud and realize they’re not as good as I thought when I wrote them. I’d despise the fact that some days it just didn’t work. The words wouldn’t come.

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Why Bother Giving Aid In The Middle East?

February 11, 2015

Desert Musings

I really feel for Kayla Mueller’s parents. Mueller is the 26 year old from Prescott, Arizona who, according to ISIS, was killed in those Jordanian air attacks earlier this past week. I feel for her parents because, as a parent, the middle east is the last place on earth I’d want one of my kids to be. Even though by all accounts, Kayla was one of the most giving people, and it was like her to go into harm’s way to help others.

That’s the problem I have with this region of the world. How many aid workers have been killed, maimed, injured, jailed, held hostage, or other-wise brutalized in the middle east? My question is, yes, while I understand that they are definitely in need to aid and help and living in caves is certainly no fun, what the hell are we doing there if they obviously don’t want…

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loved by you

February 9, 2015

I know of no greater thing than this, to love and be loved by you

this world may value the wealth I bring but joy and contentment is what you offer in reply

we want to be happy and we want power but few know that one delivers the other.

Any Iranian Deal Is Doomed Before It Starts

February 7, 2015

Desert Musings

The push is on for Barack Obama to get a deal with the Iranians over their nuclear program. And the longer they wait, the more antsy he becomes and the more concessions he puts on the table. The reason? He’s got to have some sort of a deal before the end of March.

That was the deadline that the US Senate has placed on him to get a permanent deal in place that THEY could accept. He begged and pleaded with the Senate not to impose more or tougher sanctions because it would bury the talks, and I think he’s right. If that happened, Tehran would walk away. But I don’t think as long as sanctions aren’t imposed they’re going to and the reason is simple. They are getting more and more from the US every day that the talks are delayed.

I don’t know what Obama’s fascination is with…

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nationalism

February 6, 2015

why do people talk of patriotism?

if someone abhors what a government is doing, can they really be asked to love and support it?

if someone loves there people, how can they respect them if they have allowed the government to get this way?

of what is national identity comprised?