A Quiet Man *

I speak to

you sometimes

in those moments

before

sunset

or

sunrise,

I feel your closeness

within the sound

of the wind through

the trees.

~

I miss

your gentle quiet ways,

comfortable with silence;

your words of wisdom,

offered tenderly;

your ever present smile,

my own given in return;

your calm ice blue eyes,

that always saw my soul.

~

I was like an island,

surrounded by an

endless ocean

of love you held

in your heart

for me.

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*Note: I was lucky to have this gentle man as my father.

This is a photo of my Dad at the age of 21 shortly after my parents were married. My Dad is looking directly into the lens he always did that. He looked people straight in the eye never looking away. As I got older I noticed it made people uncomfortable, sometimes they’d look away. I remember asking my Dad why that was. His response was two fold, either their lying or hiding something deeper they don’t want you to see.

On a side note: I have a photo of my Mother age 17 in the same setting, apparently taken the same day. however she is actually reading (she loved books) the book.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a Happy Fathers Day to the men who choose to be a Dad, Step Dad, Adopt, or Mentor a child, remember be kind, understanding you are molding who they’ll become.

Always ๐ŸŒŽ โœŒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Always in My Heart (tanka)*

flesh nor blood were yours~

arms encircled like a womb~

your love carried me~

delivered me to this world~

life’s joys I might not have known

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*Note: My Mom had so much love to give and couldnโ€™t have children. She always said how lucky she was to be chosen to be my Mom and her prayers were answered. When all the time I was the lucky one that He sent her to me. My Mom loved roses and had a garden full of them. This year my daughter honored both of us by planting two identical rose bushes in her own garden (you can see itโ€™s bloom in Eye View #3), I was deeply moved by this gift of remembrance and love.

Tree of Life *

it

glows

in

sunsets

golden

light

illuminates

rich

branches

families

share

each

generation

encircled

within

the

trunk

all

joined

by

deeply

seated

roots

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*Note: The music is from the soundtrack for the movie and several clips from The Tree of Life**, with the hauntingly beautiful Lacrimosa in the background by Zbigniew Preisner. Behold true beauty in sound and vision.

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Be safe, take care.

** if youโ€™d like to know more about the movie (which I found very moving) I have provided a link to Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tree_of_Life_(film)

I Am You *

my

capability

to adapt

change

within

move

against

the current,

achieving

passage

through

Dragons Gate

reveals

Perseverance

with

Dedication

my strength,

Determination

my nature,

reaching

Harmony

that is

my inner

Ocean

running

through

me,

all that

she is

I am

this

Woman

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*Note: I offer for your listening pleasure Sea of Tranquility by Madis

About the Music: Madis is a music lover from Krakow, Poland, his genre Trance, Electronic. If you wish to hear and know more about him follow the link https://madis-music.com/

About the Artist: Hรผlya ร–zdemir is an artist born in Istanbul, Turkey, (1972) who creates beautiful images halfway between art and illustration, with watercolors. She is a perfectionist colour hunter. Her paintings are timeless. Her portraits do not remain imprisoned in a single statement, their gazes are changing, just like us. One day in the same picture is sad, another day is possible to see a happy face. Flowers, plants, animals often create wonderful patterns and textures; sometimes minimalist, sometimes with strong references to Art Nouveau and in particular to Gustav Klimt. For more,visit her Instagram.

Always ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Never to Look Back *

I

unpacked

my

old

baggage .

just

to

be

free

again.

now

Iโ€™m

open

to

a

new

future.

a

second

chance

to

pack

it

full

of

happiness

instead.

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*Note: I leave you with this song

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™

John Lester Nash, Jr. (born August 19, 1940) is an American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, “I Can See Clearly Now”. He was also one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

Interesting fact he was the first to sign Bob Marley & The Wailing Wailers to an exclusive contract with his label JAD. If youโ€™d like to know how he met Marley Iโ€™ve provided a link below

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Nash