Love Me Twice

if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion -Dali Lama
if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
-Dali Lama

If you only love me now and again

Love me today

Love me tomorrow.

I you only think of me on occasion

Think of me when you need me

Think of me on the days that you have borrowed

Hear me

in the winds that caress your cheek

Hear  me

upon the days when there are no words to speak.

When you need me, from time to time

Need me as the days grow shorter

Need me in between life’s fine lines.

When you love me

Just love me twice

Love me today

and

Love me as the skies begin to gray.

In between today and tomorrow...there are big bites of love!  Relish the moment
In between today and tomorrow…there are big bites of love! Relish the moment

Love Me Twice

if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion -Dali Lama
if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
-Dali Lama

If you only love me now and again

Love me today

Love me tomorrow.

I you only think of me on occasion

Think of me when you need me

Think of me on the days that you have borrowed

Hear me

in the winds that caress your cheek

Hear  me

upon the days when there are no words to speak.

When you need me, from time to time

Need me as the days grow shorter

Need me in between life’s fine lines.

When you love me

Just love me twice

Love me today

and

Love me as the skies begin to gray.

In between today and tomorrow...there are big bites of love!  Relish the moment
In between today and tomorrow…there are big bites of love! Relish the moment

Lost Rivers

if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion -Dali Lama
if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
-Dali Lama

 

lost river 1

 

 

 

Have I tried to earn, what love owns?

Course, it is a loveless question,

for I should already know…

hapless victim of adoration,

my flaws of the heart,

leave me in awe and…with no where to start.

Could have awoken in sorrow,

a sorrow that would hold me down tomorrow.

All the while, persuading away today.

I think if I pass this way, again,

I will worry less about risk.

I think if I pass this way again,

I will take the flower off the wall…

and leave messages for you,

in the snow,

five stories tall.

lost river 2

Love Me Twice

if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion -Dali Lama
if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
-Dali Lama

If you only love me now and again

Love me today

Love me tomorrow.

I you only think of me on occasion

Think of me when you need me

Think of me on the days that you have borrowed

Hear me

in the winds that caress your cheek

Hear  me

upon the days when there are no words to speak.

When you need me, from time to time

Need me as the days grow shorter

Need me in between life’s fine lines.

When you love me

Just love me twice

Love me today

and

Love me as the skies begin to gray.

In between today and tomorrow...there are big bites of love!  Relish the moment
In between today and tomorrow…there are big bites of love! Relish the moment

Things Worth Fighting For

Robert Frost should have had therapist for all the shit he put his life through.  Voices out of nowhere.  A mother who had been with him in spirit alone.  Suicides, death and reject….Yet, for those reasons alone; he would have been a wonderful therapist for others!
My favorite Frost saying?
‘the only way out is through..’
Course, being stuck in the woods in Northern New Hampshire, as Frost had an occasion to do.  What other choice did he have?
Turn out the noise...tune in the everyday
Turn out the noise…tune in the everyday
Things worth fighting for that can’t be plugged in:
1. Holding someone’s hand!  I suppose it is less the art of grasping a soul mate’s sweaty and allusive palm than it is the following:
A simple gesture generally conducted without provocation and with a definition of love no words can explain.
2. Treats, trinkets, kibble and ice cream!
Ram Das once said,
BE HERE NOW!
To me that just simply means eat more cake, wear sandals in the snow and enjoy the simplest of pleasures…For certainly they are the hardest to come by.
“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”  ― Ram Dass
“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”
― Ram Dass
3. Gumball machines.  I am tempted every time I enter a grocery store.  Angered at the price increase but still tempted…To buy an unneccessary plastic item from a gumball machine and bring it home to my spouse.  This priceless gesture is enough to warrant a warm home.
4. It has been said before, Sing it loud, Sing it clear!  Just sing.  Sing your song no matter what you’re song maybe.  I have taken a new fondness to being the, Singing Sexy Moped Lady of Franklin!  A tagline I am honored to hold well into my forties!
5. Getting up each and everyday knowing it is the most painful thing you’ll experience…until tomorrow!  Pain is real.  Even the imagined ache can be a devastation that encourages many to hide beneath the sheets.  Chronic discomfort can only by conquered by putting one foot in front of the other…One day at a time!
Life is full of marks that haven't been pissed on yet!
Life is full of marks that haven’t been pissed on yet!
6. Dogs and cats!  Puppies and kittens!  Love them! Leave your mark, as they do, on you, the street corner and the fire hydrant down the block.  Make every smell, scent and noise matter.
‘Fight the good fight…it is uniquely yours!’
7. A kiss goodnight!  Like holding hands, whispering ‘I love you’ across a crowded room or backgammon in bed…Nothing compare to You.  Well, at least one other person feels that way. Embracing the little stuff makes the big stuff so not memorable.
if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion -Dali Lama
if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
-Dali Lama
I get what Frost was saying.  I’ve felt the pain everyday.  I’ve felt the joy everyday.  I go through it everyday.  But what I get more than that…everyday is worth fighting for in the woods or out!