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Live love learn

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

It's a gorgeous day today
to be alive
to wonder
to wander
to walk

It's a beautiful day today
to be present
to see
to smell
to hear

It's a marvelous day today
to be serene
to breathe
to feel
to know

It's a great day
to be alive
to be well
to be here

  


Reward

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I reached a goal, an interim goal and thought it was ok to take a reward, a real life reward.

I was shopping at a guitar shop, looking for strings, one broken while playing and time to replace the lot of them (gasp -12) but always worth the tonal effort at the end of the day. I have had guitars for many years, some cheapies when I was at college and then a present for my self when I came out of the service, I bought a Martin www.maurysmusic.com/martin_d_35___ra
te_and_review
.

It was 1969 and I've had that instrument ever since, with a reset of frets and new pickguard and a bit of tuneup here and there but the sound oh the sound.

So there I am, realizing that the Martin, now in the 'custody' of my son, will be mine now and then but its got a new holder for the time being. I do miss her but saw this 'backpaker Martin'. www.martinguitar.com/index.php?optio
n=com_k2&view=item&id=197:classical-ba
ckpacker-guitar
but mine with steel strings.

Hem. Haw. Do I. Don't I. It wasn't a princely sum and then I realized, I'd reached one of my early goals. Its hard for me to reward me - it always has been. I decided, with some prodding to hold it try it and it was mine..

It hasn't taken the place of the D35 and my 12 still has a sexy and deep throated ring .. but I can play most anywhere anytime.

Rewards are when you take them. I feel most rewarded deep down, at accomplishment and this is a mark of one. I'm glad to be here, at Spark, day by day and each time I hear a note from my backpacker, I'll think of the early days and the start. She's much thinner and more economical than my D35 and perhaps reminds me why I was rewarded on the way to being thinner and more economical, myself.

  


Happiness and Joy

Monday, April 23, 2012

What is it that brings me happiness
That brings me joy
What is the tune or note
Or bird tweeting mote

What is it that brings me wonder
Joys to see Merriments to hear
What is the hand or eye
Or or fish in the sky

What is it that brings me hope
That make me want
To take another day in the sun
Perhaps even go for a run

What is it that brings me solace
Serenity, Calm and Centerness
What can there be oh gentle nature
Bring it out for me to see


  
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GREATGRANNY55 4/23/2012 3:01PM

    Your poem conjures up a lot of pleasant images. Thanks for brightening my day!

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ANDREWMOM 4/23/2012 2:39PM

    Very nice...

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