Wind of Life – A Reflection

Wind of Life is a poem authored by Ilia Kramarik on page 88 of his epic book of art and prose titled The Future Never Gives Up…Wind of Life consists of four stanzas with five lines each…The featured image I choose for this reflection is yours truly with wind blown hair standing next to my son who is now taller than I his mum..Life is like wind because as time passes and time passes whether we like it or not life also passes us by much like wind…In Wind of Life Ilia writes and I quote some of his poem not all of his poem to encourage my readers to purchase your own copy of Ilia’s epic book of art and prose…”Wind is blowing up and down to the future, to the past. Future comes to us like wind-pass. Wind is blowing no matter what I do. And every living thing I can’t control is passing through.” Life is very much like wind people come and go and for some reason in my story people come and go but never stick around long enough to form anything real…Over the years I have poured countless hours of my time and energy into maintaining friendships only to be discarded like trash especially when I move from one location to another…People are very fickle these days and I experienced this many times…What I have learned to do is just be me be authentically me and that has to be good enough…I do my best like everybody else and if being just me is not good enough for people who come and go I do not care…I know I do my best…I recently had a terrible experience and I did provide a business review as it was both business and personal…Upon reflection I took ownership of my part in this and acknowledged that I was wrong too…Rather than see this person’s business be potentially adversely affected by my review which was not a positive review…I pulled my review and decided to keep my side of the street clean…Meaning I am responsible for my actions therefore I can blame others all day long but if I allow something to happen then I must own that and pick myself up wipe the dust off my feet and keep on keeping on…Many today struggle and the last thing I want to see is someone who works hard for a living affected by a review that is negative…I am a work in progress too and as I continue my own Journey of Eternity I am learning and growing just as others are doing…Life is a journey and in my life Journey many winds blow and I am learning how to go with the wind instead of fighting the wind all the time…One of my favorite older movies is the movie called Gone With The Wind that movie is epic and I will probably watch that really long old movie soon…I have not watched it in years but it is a saga I watch from time to time as Gone With The Wind does a great job of showing how with war a whole way of life was altered for all eternity and the South was never the same after these civil wars…History fascinates me and it would be nice if mankind myself included could learn and grow from our histories but I am not certain that learning from history is possible…History seems to repeat itself except with each repetition the ferocity and style of war changes…From my perspective it seems to me that the art of war has morphed into a border less matrix with no way out…Living in a matrix is not necessarily scary what is scary is if the wrong people get your details then your life could be in danger…If we all were to wake up worried about the matrix so to speak we would not want to leave our homes…That is not good so I continue my simple small life in a land of giants the USA…America is a land of giants and I am very small and as such I do not allow my smallness get the better of me…I simply keep on keeping on…Upon reflection on my own behavior I apologized to the person with whom I had a bad experience for my part in it and told that person that I pulled my review…I am focusing my energy on forging a future for my son and myself I have enough to deal with that rather than focusing on negative experiences and allowing negative experiences to adversely affect myself going forward and certainly not others going forward…Life is hard enough for all of us and during these trying times even in times of discord and unpleasant encounters taking the high road and being kind is always the best measure…I am not vindictive which is a good thing…If I were vindictive I could do a lot of damage as a vindictive person…People who are vindictive do a lot of damage to others but along the way they destroy themselves from the inside out…I refuse to give into being vindictive…We are all only human and God knows I am not much but like so many others I do the best I can and that has to be good enough and for those who do not think my best is good enough that is their loss…I keep on keeping on…Life is like a dance and if the dance is pleasant then enjoy the dance but if the dance is unpleasant or diabolical then stomp your feet and get out of the dances that are not good for us…If the dance is not good then bow out and take a calm walk instead…We are all better off by ourselves than in a diabolical dance or bad romance or bad show of false friendships…I have experienced more than my fair share of those types of horrible experiences…I am tired which is why I do not date because I am tired and prefer the simple joy of walking alone with my dog than risking being hurt walking alongside some man or false friend who will only hurt me in the end…Life is hard enough and I have been stabbed in the back with the knife of vicious verbal attacks for too long now…I have had enough of back stabbing back biters which is why I prefer being alone than being in a crowd of gossips…Thank you for your follows likes N shares N subscriptions…

………..Namaste…………

This song by Lee Ann Womack reminds me of my father may he rest in peace…My father was not afraid to take chances my father loved to dance though he had polio my father saw to it that his daughters and sons learned how to dance and enjoy life…Thank you Dad I still enjoy life and yes I still feel small when I stand beside the ocean and I have given my faith a fighting chance and I still dance to my own tune…I write my own tunes N songs and I dance to the beat of my own drum…Thank you Dad for raising me the way you did…To be not afraid to take chances and to live my life no matter how small to the fullest…So to my beloved father who has since passed away I still dance to the beat of my own drum…I never lost my sense of wonder…I never let some hell bent heart leave me bitter though my tears may fall I dance N dance to my own tune N to the beat of my own drum thank you Dad for instilling a fire in me that cannot be quenched the fire to live my best life so help me God…

…This song reminds me of my deceased father who loved life and to dance…

Dad N Mum I still Dance – Enjoy my latest songs titled Dance N I Dance inspired by I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack…

….My Latest Song titled Dance…
…I Dance Dance Dance…

Gone With The Wind – My perspective here: Though many civilizations were destroyed throughout many a horrible history the sense of civilization stays in our hearts and minds and the stories of my ancestry and dances and songs though a distant memory stays with me for all eternity…It was said that the actor who played Clark Gable was gay which reminds us that life is very much a theater when it comes to the movies and music industry…When it came to my father and my mother life was about living and love particularly the love of children…I am grateful to my parents for all eternity for raising me the way they did their number five is still alive N though some days I hang on by a thread my emotions torn to shreds…I get up N I dance N I quench the ice of hardened hearts with my fire because ice is no match for my fire…This is my voice hear me roar as only a Leo can…

…Life is like a wind that comes and goes much like Gone With The Wind…

The simple joys of living involves for me anyway the joy of cooking…

…My simple cabbage N parsnips supper was divine…