Common sense and safeguards

ImageYes, my grandson wasn’t very happy that day. He thought he should be able to roam freely  and he probably thought he knew what was best for everybody else. Safeguards and taking care of those whom we deem incapable of taking care of themselves are admirable things and traits but ,like with most everything else, we need to use common sense. Too many people have leapt onto what I like to call “The ALL Wagon”. That sentiment that says if one person is helped by one aspirin then ALL people should take that aspirin every day and there are people who aren’t helped by that one aspirin. The same type of people say if one breeder is low rent ,irresponsible, then “ALL ” breeders are. What is even more disturbing is the sentiment about skin color and I’m sorry but ,as I have said before, jerks and evil come in every color under the blue sky and if you vote for someone simply because of their pigment, well, you’re an idiot. You might ask why today, I choose to make these statements? You haven’t been paying attention, I’ve been saying these things for a  while but no one seems to be listening except those who really and truly do have open minds and tolerant hearts,who realize that one size does NOT fit all and who understand if you value life , you realize a happy one must have a decent amount of common sense running through its fabric so, my opinion piece is finished and I ask those who will to have a nice day because life is too short for some and the best way to honor their memory is to live a good life and never forget theirs!

” What? It’s only Thursday??”

ImageYes, it is Thursday, not Friday! To add insult to injury, it has also turned colder today and for those of us who are trying to concentrate on the imminent arrival of Spring, the cooler temperatures are most annoying! I like the warmer air, the perky birds hopping around my yard. I want to see spring flowers popping out and see the populations collectively shrug off the heavy mantle of winter. We are all, I think, ready to fish without freezing, walk without bulky clothing   and sit outside on our verandas and watch the kids run and play in the yard without worrying about colds and flu viruses!I’m ready to hear the “Spring Chorus” , natures band of “musicians” who seem to create those elaborate songs that one can only “hear” if one is outside surrounded by warm breezes and flora and fauna. We “hibernating bears ” are very ready to wake up and bound forth into the spring season and the promise of summer so bring on warm air and well, Friday!!!!

Birds and the coming of Spring

ImageThis particular flock of birds is on the beach during the fall of that year but for the purposes of my creative writing, for today, it is spring in the photo. So many of us identify the coming of spring by the red robins that show up in our yards, hopping around looking for fat juicy worms to fill their bellies and allow them to feed their chicks when those eggs crack open and I admit to carefully looking at the birds that are showing up to land on my dogwood tree and hop around my front yard. Hoping to see the one bird that means spring is actually coming and rebirth is going to happen. So you ask, did I see my robins? Oh yes, matter of fact a very large robin landed the other day and stopped in the middle of hopping to look up at my window as if to say,”I’m here now, you can relax!” and a smile spread from ear to ear and I even teared up a bit,I was so glad to see this harbinger of spring. The crocuses are pretty but it’s the robin that warms my heart . So, seagulls on the beach or robins in the yard, crocuses poking up, what signals spring for you?

Just the random thoughts and dreams

Image I dreamed of the ocean the other night or should I say I dreamed about being beside the ocean, watching the waves come in and out. Funny thing, with my dreams, the scenes sometimes change quickly from one setting to another and just as I was getting used to being calm on the sand, I was suddenly thrust into a boarding house of some type. All around me were different types of people going about their lives and I just sat there ,listening and observing like I had been doing on the beach. I haven’t been writing a lot lately, perhaps because I haven’t been observing anything more than the view out my front window. Winter should be a very productive time for a writer,bad weather and cold air combining to keep one inside where it is warm but it seems to do the opposite to me.I spend too much time on Facebook observing my family, friends and acquaintances and I have noticed one thing, people act a lot different online sometimes than they do in person. I guess it’s the partial cover that not being face to face gives one the ability to act in a way that might make it hard to recognize the same person in public but that’s life in the technological age. maybe I’m dreaming about being by the ocean because I am so ready for the rebirth of spring and being out side with my containers of plants but at the same time, the boarding house part might be a reminder of how safe I feel inside surrounded by people. I have approximately a year and a half until the next stage of my life will start and I must use the next 18 months mapping out which direction I shall go. I so want to make a living with my writings but I fear I don’t have the discipline necessary to be a successful published author. Doesn’t mean I won’t keep writing for it is in my blood or perhaps I should say my head. I do these long rambling monologues in my head a lot and sometimes ,like today, I actually screw up the courage to do them while I am at my computer. The sky is blue and the sun is shining brightly outside my window , I took my trash to the receptacle little bit ago and just stopped for a few minutes and soaked up the sunshine. I’m ready for spring and I’m ready for change and new things,perhaps the year will bring something both new and permanent in my life but as long as time just progresses, I will be content. Carpe Diem, my friends!