Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"After 52 years I went "catching" instead of fishin"

One thing I can say about my brother.  When he's in a good mood, it is contagious
Totally Classic Joe Mendes!!!!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

really scary night

It's been raining since yesterday afternoon.  A lot of rain.  The creek jumped the bank and completely flooded my garden, but did not flood where the house was, though it was really close, and I was scared that it might.  It still might, with so much rain still planned for the day.   Wondering if my garden will be ruined or if somehow it will dry out.  It could have been so much worse....  Oh, and the roof is leaking.  But just a little :)  I'll take that! over a river inside my house, any day.  Raining hard now... gotta go.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Love Is Not Permanent (OSHO Meditation Minutes)

Continuing on from yesterday and the idea of permanence or impermanence.
Today early in the morning,my father's oldest friend died, it was a surprise as death is, but not completely unexpected.  My father was supposed to leave this morning for a fishing trip with his son, sons in law, grandson, and I wondered if he would still go.  But he did, which I think
was good.  He and his friend had fished together for many years in Canada, grown up together, and in life, he had loved this man as much as he could, and from my perspective gave everything he had to the friendship, and to making his life a little bit easier.  Sometimes I couldn't understand it, but maybe that is what pure love is.  Giving everything, and then just letting it be, whatever it was, and expecting nothing back.   I witnessed this, and was reminded today again, of the impermanence and real beauty of loving someone completely. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

How long is forever?

My friends in Wales told me that Americans love castles.... A concept I had never encountered before....  Well, I don't know about that, but visiting a few ancient sites made me appreciate the fortitude it took to build the stone monoliths that I saw, and also made me wonder about permanence....and the tenuous relationship that always exists between forever, and it's opposite.    

Wednesday, July 23, 2014