Rebel Yell by Billy Idol It’s Only Rock and Roll by The Rolling Stones I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow The Grand Illusion by Styx Get Down, Make Love by Queen Some Like It Hot by Power Station Closer by The Firm
I have moved to this list of songs in the last little while after doing an hour and a half working on some grooming for the Tribble.
Earlier today, I finally made it to town for medication, groceries, and sodas. I was dying without soda.
Before all of this transpired, I wrote in my journal, but the music and my movement had my heart rate up to 139, and I think I will do this tonight.
The sails are paper-thin The boat afloat in the wind Tossed about by frothing waves Days fast passing, a coming of age, No slowing, nor stopping, keep coping, With the turning, another completed page; The calendar with its blotted stains Marks the passage, victories, and pains.
Shining faces graced by sweetest smiles, Blessings, dreams, hopes continually persist, Never obsolete, out of fashion or style.
The paper sails of fragile ships set Upon streams to weather storms Tack away from all extremes Which threaten the mercurial existence Of a future freely brought by invention, With creativity, heart, and intuition Souls dance love, meaning, gentleness, Composing lives, elements of all that is.
GRATITUDE My son, Alex, is here to spend a few days. I warmed the house enough, I can wear a tee-shirt. Work was done on the theme here. Had an M&M Blizzard today. Just thankful for blessings.
Prompt If you are not already doing the practice of noting your gratitude, I suggest you do it. It is a buoyant practice.
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A love second-hand Is not, because new feelings, Different persons; Trigger genuine effects Never encountered before. The distance between Past, present, a vast ocean, Cruised far beyond The knowns of close acquaintance Seeking safety, loyalty. Love, sweet tenderness, Chosen with care, discernment, Creativity, To become cherished comfort, Stability, each hour, day. Love, open passion Making life a dream come true Entangled, fresh, two.
2020 is almost over. It is a year most of us are glad to transition from into a new year. Many of us have suffered extreme losses. The coronavirus put a pall over much of our normality. Death and loss have become daily companions.
There are reasons to hope that 2021 will bring more healthful and prosperous times. There are vaccines for the virus which will become available for many in the coming months. As there are more travel and commerce, the economy should recover.
As we advance, new and better habits will improve lives. Writing every day gives an outlet for dreams, goals, and practices. Journaling develops voice and facility with language. Creation in the visual arts can teach patience and process.
Calm and quiet help deal with chaos and discomfort. Reading is an excellent learning tool and enjoyable entertainment. Seeing characters deal with adversity can facilitate hope.
On a personal note: I am beginning a new journal and closing the book on 2020. There have been bad and good, but I am spending this evening with Richard, who is very dear. We became close during this year of extremes.
I hope all of you celebrate this thing called life because it, today, are what is given to us. Find someone or something you love and give yourself to it. Being happy is a right, and love is a reason.
Ring out 2020, bring on 2021. May the coming days be a blessing for all of us.
I think I will be carrying on my Creativity Project for another year. Do you have a 365?
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