At the End of the Day
Nov25

At the End of the Day

Some of the best days of my life seemed to end this way; I suspect some of yours has also: “At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” Those are the times I still...

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It All Begins and Ends in Your Mind
Oct06

It All Begins and Ends in Your Mind

  At night, wanting to sleep, a thought slips into mind. That's where it begins. Resistence is low, so the thought comes and goes. Mostly however, it hovers there, in the back of the mind and grows. Taking control, gaining power. It has that sort of power that keeps sleep at bay, as if allowed. Then, realizing that, and not wanting that, it's the thought that is let go from the mind. No longer in the mind… where it...

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Dreams Keep Us Awake
Aug31

Dreams Keep Us Awake

“Dreams Keep Us Awake” is one way of restating India's ex-President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's expression. However, he says it better, provided you get it's true meaning. “Dreams is not what you see in sleep [Dreams] is the thing which doesn't let you sleep” My first reaction to it was that I wanted to correct the grammar. My reaction to my reaction was “Oh… I get it now…” These Dreams...

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3 Seconds Is All You Have
Aug01

3 Seconds Is All You Have

Sweet Memories Time offers us the past, the future, and the present. Naturally, not in that chronological order. But are you aware of what's called the “psychological present”? It's a window of about 3 seconds that defines the present – everything else is either past or future. So, in a way “yesterday” was 3 seconds ago… and “tomorrow” is only 3 seconds away… or at least that is my spin...

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One Decision
Jan26

One Decision

One… One Decision… You are always One Decision away from a totally different life....

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Drink a Cup to Innocence
Dec31

Drink a Cup to Innocence

Tonight, yes, there is a special midnight moment to mention. Enjoy the music and video!   Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. You have made memories in 2016 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people left your life. Music played. If you have regrets, make a change in 2017....

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Wake Up Friend
Jun22

Wake Up Friend

Wake up, friend… “Midnight is another planet! When the clock strikes twelve and if you are asleep, wake up, friend, and discover the beauties of this new planet: Discover the silence; discover the tranquility; speak to the owls, speak to the moon; greet the hedgehogs and disappear in the midst of the mists!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan   image source (CC BY 2.0): “Dark Woman” by SenoX 66 on...

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When To Talk Like a Pirate
Sep18

When To Talk Like a Pirate

When is it ever proper to talk like a pirate…? Today! September 19th (2016) is national Talk Like a Pirate Day. So, to get you started, here are a set of images to inspire you, thanks to Photobucket user blake1072 who shared the links back in 2014… Talk Like A Pirate Day Flying the Jolly Roger Dead Men Tell No Tales Wench Manning The Helm Me Booty Capt Morgan Aargh…! Me noggin hurts… now where did me lay that...

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No Need to Explain Your Thoughts Here
Apr07

No Need to Explain Your Thoughts Here

  In the day, towards sunset, I await someone to share the end of day. I see the beauty of impending darkness, not knowing if anyone will come to this lonely spot. My invitation awaits your answer. Come sit awhile. Here, you do not need to explain your...

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We survived 2014
Dec31

We survived 2014

Somehow, someway, we survived 2014. It wasn't the best of years for our world, yet we're still here. Dare I say “Happy New Year”? Perhaps lessons were learned. Perhaps new life was breathed into our purpose. It's a little planet, a wondrous planet, so full of life. It's a gem, isn't...

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What Are Midnight Thoughts Without Dreams?
Dec28

What Are Midnight Thoughts Without Dreams?

  Is it possible to dream what we were last thinking before falling asleep? “I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.” ~ Joseph Heller People aside, because thinking of the people that have been in your life makes it too easy to bring them into a dream. It's the thoughts… the subject of the thoughts… even those that may make for bad dreams: the...

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A Random Walk Through Midnight Thoughts
Dec25

A Random Walk Through Midnight Thoughts

  No, really, I do not know if these thoughts came to anyone in the middle of the night (they're not mine). But these thoughts exist, and do run through my mind, if not by the exact quote, by some varying and fleeting manner. Often obscure, often incomplete. When I am half-awake, half-asleep, not knowing which is which. “It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” ~ Arthur C Clarke “Name...

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Night and Memory Suppress Idle Details
Dec20

Night and Memory Suppress Idle Details

As Jorge Luis Borges was known to say… “I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.” …wouldn't you tend to agree? Granted, one must actually be out and surrounded by the night and not encapsulated in some room, no matter how dimly lit – the night has properties to it, and midnight...

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The School of Dreams
Dec18

The School of Dreams

  Who taught us to dream? How do we “know” to dream? In my mind, I attended the School of Dreams at an age that I can not recall, as a being that I do not remember. However it was accomplished, my instructors were quite good. To this very day I can attest to that. Tonight I will know once again, a dream world. I may walk in it alone, as a shadow, or I may soar through it magically without wings. Others may be...

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Caught Midnight Snacking
Dec17

Caught Midnight Snacking

…only in my dreams would I ever get caught midnight snacking. Unless, of course, sleep-walking enters the picture. Even then, to “snack” as heavily as this fellow is wanting to do, can not by any means be called a snack. He may as well invite his wife to join him! Image license CC by 2.0 — “midnight snacking” by Pieces of the...

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Why Be Kind?
Dec16

Why Be Kind?

  There are things that can not be undone no matter how much you try. There are unfulfilled dreams that will never be realized. But as for kindness, there is still time… an unknown amount of time. It may pass in an instant. It may seem to last a… lifetime. But why be kind? Kindness does not have to ever be undone. Kindness is something that can be realized… You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never...

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