Sunday, September 26, 2010

How?

How can I put each day aside, letting it fade into the past

erasing all images, I have stored in my heart of you?

Is life so shallow that our existence consists of only what we touch?

And, if when we remember, does it have to be like a dream

or a fantasy we are not sure we even experienced?

How can I bring back what I once felt, what I once loved?

How can I bring back the stars that seemed to touch my fingertips,

the moon that brightened even the darkest of all of my nights?

How can I bring back the light that entered my being ,

how, when I do not even have you?


Note: Just sharing a piece of writing I once wrote.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

If Honesty Was Made Into Law

There are many laws today that concern us. But, out of these laws someone forgot to add the importance of honesty into the mix. If a law could be made to make people have to be honest, life would be so much different.

Imagine going to the supermarket and buying a pound of meat. Today when we go it looks pink and juicy. But, if honesty was a law, the markets could not plump up the meat with water and add additives for color. They would also not be able to include those soaked strips of paper that add at least two ounces to its weight. Just think how nice it would be to take home that 1/2 a pound of brown paper thin piece of meat to place on your grill. At least, you could eat it proudly knowing that it came to you with total honesty.

How about the police that stop you for a speeding ticket? Can you imagine how nice it would be if while driving down a highway there were bright signs that tell you to lower your speed. Instead, they are added to a sign saying, "Thank You for Visiting Us," while a tree hides a small inconspicuous 45 MPH sign way down to your far right by a ditch.

If honesty was made into law our economy would not only boom once again but be totally sustained by its new and ever growing prisons! ;-)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Still Looking For The Perfect Hero

I seem to have entered into a blogger's black hole. Words escape me as I keep pushing on my quest for finding the selfless human hero that would surpass the attributes of a firefighter. Sort of stuck! Every door I look through seems to have an underlying / hidden agenda.

Always remember that in life you can measure a person's backbone by how upright they stand when running as well as the direction of their path.





Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Personal Qualities and Attributes of a Firefighter Beat the Politician's Mindset Hands Down

Have you ever thought seriously about the personal characteristics of the firefighter? I have -> over & over :)

How many politicians would go blindly into a building to save a life? Can't say any come to mind can you?

The firefighter not only believes in but respects the diversity that makes us a civilization. So much so that they offer their life to uphold these values.

I myself am far from perfection. As far as character flaws go, I run the full spectrum of the rainbow. Yet, I know that when it comes down to it the firefighter, a total stranger will give up their life fighting any obstacle to protect mine. It never ever gets more personal than that. The political mindset on the other hand will not only leave me to perish but refer to my demise after the fact, as collateral damage.

How sad that our political leaders lack the ethical approach to protecting the life of others that is innate in firefighters. When we as citizens demand more from those serving us they might just amuse us and draft a bill. Anyone in the mood for some pork ? ;)

You guessed it! Today was a plug for the most committed and selfless hero out there: the firefighter.

My way
of saying yes: I noticed you.



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The People's Attraction To Their Political Leaders

Seems like a fitting month to discuss the charismatic lure political leaders have over their subjects -- >

I have always wondered what the single most critical factor is when a citizen picks their political leader. After all, for all those that go to the polls, there must be something that does indeed lock their vote well enough in one direction for them to vote. What might that something be? My guess: charisma.

The charismatic leader gives off a sense of security to all who wish to be under their leadership. They are the equivalent of a Santa, Rambo, and Papa Smurf all rolled into one. This leader offers to give without taking while crushing anything and anyone that comes in the way of the village. At least this seems to be the essence of what the political charisma gives off. Seen in another way however, the charismatic leader is selling life, and a long and secure life seems to be able to put anyone under its magical spell. Still, as time passes and the charismatic spell wears off, we tend to be left with little more than minor disturbances to the status quo.

Overall, I find that Political charm is a bit like Valentine's Day. If done just right you can get a bit of mileage out the sweet delicious chocolate bon bons. Ultimately though, there is bound to be a crash and the elation of the moment fades. Stuck in such predicaments, people gripe and moan, no amount of regret will take back their votes.

Anyway, next time a politician tries to charm his or her way with your vote take out the fan and blow away the smoke. Hot air out of the picture, you might just find nothing left to distract you.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcoming 2010

This year I plan on continuing with the process of self simplification as well as the further cleansing of my values! Striving to become a person of worth not through possessions but through selfless acts is my primary goal.

Our life is fragile! Anyone not wishing to come to terms with that needs to visit the recent devastation in ~Haiti ~

We all have a responsibility to self evolve as well as to communally help everyone around us if we wish to continue as a species. Life is a gift. Whether through individual feats of courage or group achievement everyone always makes a difference in this world.

As far as politics is concerned remember that we the INDIVIDUALS have the power! ---> Governments should not fear revolutions as much as they should fear the encroachment of an enlightened society.