Monday, June 26, 2017

False Alarm

So it started out the Plumber was coming to do the annual maintenance check on the plumbing and flush the hot water heater... and then at the last possible second of the five hour vague time span they designated for his potential arrival, they cancelled and re-scheduled!  Well, at least we'd gotten the whole house cleaned and tidied up, so I couldn't say it was a completely wasted day staying in waiting on him for nothing!   So I couldn't even get upset, even after the Epic Cleaning Frenzy that almost made me lose my Mind, because at least I had a clean and organized Home for a change, Yay!  Even if nobody else would Witness it after all.

Yes, I'd "Used" the Plumber coming as my excuse to rally The G-Kid Force and The Man into helping me to get the house finally in Order and presentable.  So mebbe it was a good thing the Plumbing Co. waited 'til the end of the five hour window of when he should have shown up to cancel and say he wasn't coming out Today after all?  *Winks*  Oh, hey guys, false alarm, but now you gotta KEEP everything tidy and clean until the re-scheduled five hour time span on Wednesday!   So, it gives me the tidy Home I want for almost three whole days!  *Contented and Yes, Delusional, Sigh*

I Love when my Home is in Order, Tidy and presentably Clean... I don't function well in Chaos or visually distressing environments.  One would think I would have learned to tolerate the capacity for a mess and absolute Chaos with having raised two generations of Children, especially four having been Special Needs Children, I have not.   It is distressing to me when the house is a mess and the rest of them wander around it like Zombies seemingly oblivious to it all.  It's like being in one of those Horror Movies where you're the only Civilized and Sane one left in your World!   Well, mebbe that's exaggerated, but not by much!

Now rather than appearing post apocalyptic our Home actually looks as it should be.   I would actually Love for it to look this way all of the time, but I'm not completely delusional, it won't... it might not last even thru the Wednesday deadline?   If the Plumber feels Guilty about the Cancellation Today and shows up closer to the 8:00 am than the 1:00 pm portion of the vague arrival time frame on Wednesday, well, the Fam may not see much point in restraint so that the house doesn't get messy all over again that very day? 

"Do I have to stay 'dressed' or can I now get back into my Sweats and take my Shirt off?, promptly says The Man directly after the cancellation call!   "Stay dressed since I'm dragging you and Princess T along on some belated errands now that I know the Guy isn't coming.", I respond.   Geez, just keeping them dressed and not wandering around all day half dressed or in mismatched lounging clothes, undershirts or Jammies is a big deal during the Summer!  Okay, I Confess that after the errands I got back into my Jammies too... if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  *Smiles*

I think The Young Prince's ensemble all day has been Cat In The Hat fuzzy flannel Jammie Pants with a Heavy Metal Tank Top with Ouija Graphics and un-brushed hair that looks like he just Invented something... clearly he won't be Modeling for GQ anytime soon.  *LOL*   He had absolutely no Shame that the floor of his rooms Upstairs were littered with worn underpants, how does that work, do they just fall off or fly off his ass and land everywhere, sometimes even on top of furniture, I don't get it?!?   Mine have just never done that... EVER... and he was Clueless as to why I was having a Fit up there this Morning about the bowels of Hell his Living Spaces had become!!!

As he Calmly says... and I Quote, "Gramma, mebbe you should just leave before you have a Heart Attack, I don't even know why you're so upset and venting your anger at me?"  I think I stopped mid-Rant with that one and assessing the level and magnitude of empty food wrappers, beverage containers, dirty dishes, dirty clothes, wet towels, video games, toys and other Chaos that looked like it had exploded all around his four rooms up there... I had a vivid Mental flashback of a particularly horrendous Hoarders episode and how the Client had reacted to the condition of their Home, obvious to everyone but them!   OMG, say it ain't so!!!

I took a deep breath and logically attempted to breach the divide between the Planet he is on and Earth as we know it.  Do you suppose, when the Guy comes to check out your Plumbing in the Bathroom, that he will want to walk the entire way thru your four rooms across dirty Chonies and the minefield of Garbage you have in here?   He blankly stares at me, as he does when there is that disconnect in a conversation between a Sane person and one with Serious Mental Illness.  Finally I realize it's futile, so... lets not dwell on me explaining my logic of the situation shall we, just clean this shit up before I go Mental Okay?  That got through... and he complied... as me going Mental is never Pretty and needs no further explanation!  *Winks*

As it is I'm trying to keep Grandpa dressed Downstairs so he's not wandering around again without a shirt and in ratty Sweat Shorts!  *LOL*   Those with TBI like their Routine and The Man's was definitely being interrupted by the possibility of a Plumber showing up and having to break his Routine for a few hours of the day to help Clean and Tidy Up, so he was getting Anxious and agitated!   In hindsight, I was never so Glad that the Guy didn't show up, mebbe I'll be Calmer on Wednesday?  Mebbe I won't be having an out of Body experience and feel like I left my Body and was hovering around the room over the Surreal scenes unfolding and surveying the Asylum gone Mad that the day was handing me!!!?

Princess T walks up behind me, and assessing her Brother's carnage tritely says, "Well, I got my Bathroom and Hallway Cleaned, and all my Stuff from Downstairs cleaned up too... but if you think this is Bad, mebbe you shouldn't go into MY Room.  The Guy won't need to go into my Room will he?"   It really was too early to have a drink to take the edge off at that time and Mercifully, No, the Guy won't need to go into her Room, Thanks be to God!   How long does it take for Special Needs Kiddos to Grow Up and Move Out... that was the Question bouncing around in my Skull at about that time, I don't know how many more Years I have left in me for all this?!

But the Home, she is Clean and Tidy now... and I managed not to have a complete nervous breakdown in the process of rallying the Troops together while we still thought a complete Stranger would be coming in.  Why is it when our Dear Friends or Family come in we aren't as Anxious about it looking post-apocalyptic, but Strangers... well... mebbe they're likely to call the Authorities?  *And I'm only half kidding about that!*  Despite Caregiving for three people with various disabling factors full time with no Staff, the expectations of how your Home should look can get totally skewed.

 Okay, so perhaps my hyper vigilance and skewed perspective as to what IS Clean and Tidy enough is due to almost 16 Years of having various Social Agencies scrutinizing my every move and breath during Kinship Placement of The G-Kid Force with us since their Birth, I dunno?  With the laundry list of requirements even thru their Adoption, it just made me OCD about conditions of the Home being The Ideal to be in total Compliance with any Caseworker, no matter how fussy and critical they might be or how many different ones came.   All kidding aside, I'm sure it has given me lingering PTSD of some kind!

Besides, you never, ever, know what to expect from this Trio... or what you might walk into after your back has been turned for a nanosecond!?!  If you have never been the Caregiver of a higher maintenance person, or especially multiple persons of that ilk, you might not have a point of reference as to how far Left things can go in a Heartbeat or on the turn of a Dime.   But when things do happen to work to your advantage, as things managed to this day, well, you luxuriate in them for as long as it Holds... even if briefly.   Because it will be back to Insanity before you know it, that you can count on and take to the Bank!


Coming to you Today from the Arizona Desert and a Tidy Home... for now... Dawn... The Bohemian

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Blogging Frenzy

Lately I've been in a Blogging Frenzy, wanting to Blog but having the dilemma of not getting out very much and thus not Pathologically Picture taking for Blog Fodder either.   Lately Life has just taken a very Simple relaxed turn and flow to it and I'm Content to stay at Home and not do very much except having the compulsion to Write... but about WHAT?!  What seems relevant right now when I'm doing absolutely nothing and avoiding whatever needs to get done... ie: housework?  *Smiles*

Sure I could Write volumes about the Art of avoiding things like housework that I don't have any Interest in doing, but it's just one of those necessary unpleasant tasks I put off as long as possible.  But I do like a tidy, clean and orderly Home... so this makes me a very conflicted person at times!  *Ha ha ha*  There are those times I will read the Blogs of the Domestic Goddesses among us and Wish I could be more domestically inclined and find some Joy in the doing of it, but I just don't.

So, acknowledging that will never be one of my strengths, I'd rather spend languishing Summer days doing as much nothing as I can get away with!  Today is one such Morning since tackling housework before my Shift Tonight at Work doesn't Appeal to me at all.  I did wash and palm roll each and every one of my Dreads this Morning, pampering each one of the 48 of them like Pets on my Head!  *LOL*  It's very soothing this palm rolling ritual, so I Enjoy the doing of it.  I Love the heady scent of my Dollylocks Nag Champa Dreadlock Shampoo, it layers well with my Nag Champa Essential Oil Perfume and evokes a sense of Calm and Well Being.

The sounds of the Birds outside is soothing as well, Doves cooing, the chirps of those Colorful Desert Finches, the shrill vocals of the Hummingbirds and a Mockingbird that has a repertoire that is quite Impressive of all the other Birds it's imitated in sets of three calls of each.  Why sets of three of each call, I don't know, but it's methodical with it's tri-count of each call it's mimicking and I like to see how many different calls it will regale me with Today?   In the early hours the Desert just comes Alive and Communing with it is a great start to each Day.

I had Imagined I would sleep in later, with the G-Kid Force being out of School, but I find myself not wanting to miss the Cool of the Mornings and that Special time when everything is waking up and Life is unfolding for a new Day.  If I don't sleep in then I find myself more energized even tho' I haven't spent as much time sleeping.   The Force is sleeping in so late that I find myself checking in on them to ensure they're Okay, because it's so unexpected and yet rather sublime!  *Smiles*   The Man is very much a Morning Person and I can almost never wake up before him, his internal clock is set to daybreak!

I've been contemplating what type of Adventure we want to experience when we finally make our Trip to Cali to see my Brother this Summer?   Accommodations near a Beach seem out of reach so we're devising a new Plan for our itinerary, perhaps visiting one of the Asian Communities like Cambodia Town in Long Beach, Little Saigon in Westminster or Chinatown in San Francisco?   If we get any Motel with a Pool the Kiddos won't mind so much that we might not make it to a Beach.  Tho' I would have Loved to spend some time by the Ocean and Beachcombing for Shells, Sea Glass and Driftwood washed up on the shoreline.

Not that I Need to drag Home more Souvenirs, but I just have a compulsion to, so why fight it?  *Winks*   Besides, I'm finding that with the Great Culling going on most of my Storage Drawers and Cabinets lay empty!  *Gasp!!!*  It's True, I have more empty Storage than filled Storage so clearly I'm making good progress and disposing of what isn't most Beloved or Necessary.   I don't mind having emptiness, it's a different experience for me to have plenty of unused Storage and Space.   I'm not finding a Need to fill it up either, so that too is a Metamorphosis taking place.

I did find a Vintage Designer Hat and cannibalized this Amazing Millinery spray from it, which was the only reason I bought the Hat, and for a pittance.  The Hat was Ugly, Black straw with a wide brim and two ridiculously large Satin Bows on it.  But a Fancy Vintage Designer's Label from New York, so it was probably an Expensive and Desirable Hat at one time so I couldn't bear to throw it away.  I put a cheap price on it, stuck it on a Mannequin Head in the Showroom and someone promptly stole it the first day!  I think that is hilarious, since I thought the Hat so Ugly that I couldn't Imagine who I could even Give it to as a Gift without offending them?!  *LOL*  So now some Hat Thief is wearing this Ugly Old Hat, that makes me Smile, I Hope everyone thinks they look ridiculous?!

I have also found numerous Hand Displays lately, it's kinda Weird how you find things in Cycles sometimes, right now for me it's Hand Displays.  I'm finding them seemingly everywhere when I go Junquing lately!!!   This one was rather Exotic with lots of bangles and a Meditation Room Vibe to it, so it may end up there eventually, holding a Talisman? 

This pair had evidence of having come off a Mannequin since the mounts were still visible, yet they are both Left Hands and I couldn't locate any Right Hands or other Mannequin Parts, tho' I tried in vain to!   Right now they're doing a Jazz Hands Display near an Antique Beaver Top Hat that sits atop my Dad's Old Military Foot Locker from the Fifties.  Right now even most of my Trunks and Old Suitcases are EMPTY!  *Gasp!*   I know, Surreal, huh?  *Winks*  I don't know if I'll eventually fill them up with things I want Stored out of sight or Organized... but I could... and having that Option is nice.

In this Library Room I also Blog in, I've finally run out of room on my enormous wall of Bookshelves again.  I had Culled my Book stash considerably last year, but I so do Love Books and have accumulated some new ones that are Awesome.  Usually I buy my Books secondhand for practically nothing... but this Month I have splurged on a couple at the Bookstore, on Sale of coarse... and with the additional Membership Discount I get.   Retail a new Book can be a crazy price nowadays, even Magazines can now be a crazy price... but there are just some I'll Pony Up for because the odds of finding them secondhand are slim or next to none.

This one I got 60% Off at the Bookstore so I was Jazzed, it's an enormous Book filled with bold Imagery of Dia de los Muertos History and Celebrations.  It has a wealth of Information and the Images will Inspire us on Creating our own Altars, Costumes, Face Painting and Sugar Skulls for our own Celebration of the Holiday.   The Holiday is gaining in popularity so now you can Source a lot more Decor without having to go South of the Border to obtain it or having to always Create your own.

One of my Skullies is very much like those Black ones on this Altar in the Book and this Year I will probably install a Candle on it's Head to get this Look.   I can be such a Pyro so The Man keeps a close Eye on how much Fire I'm playing with!  *Winks*  Do you know that Kat Von D once burnt a Gorgeous Historic Castle-like Rental down with an unfortunate incident involving her Passion for Candles melting to get that Wonderful Goth drippy Candle Look?  If I'd been the Owner of that Home I'd of had a Stroke!  So it can happen and Yes, you have to be hyper vigilant especially if you have Pets, Kids or are getting some of that Old Timers Memory Lapse thing going on... I have all three... so... we go light on the Candle burning.  *LOL*

The Sugar Skull Girls in the Book are Gorgeous and I'll probably have The Young Prince replicate one of the Face Paintings from the Book for this Year's Celebration.   He Loves doing Special Effects Make-Ups and is quite Talented at it, he also is adept at Creating the Crepe Paper Flowers for the Celebration.  I'd like to use Real Flowers in my Hair or Frida Style Headband, but Arizona is still relatively Hot even in October so they'd wilt too soon.

The other Book I have been Jonesin' for a while to have so I just bit the bullet, Ponied Up and got my Membership Discount to ease the sting of paying Retail.  Ellen is not only a Talented Comedienne but also an extremely Talented Stylist and Decorator, this Book, on every single Page, will blow you away.  I could just move right in to any of the Homes and Feel completely At Home.   I know you're probably thinking, well, they're Homes of the Wealthy... but that's not Why, I've seen Homes of the Wealthy I don't like the Styling or Decor of at all, just not My Style.   Ellen's Aesthetic for Styling is just something I could easily Live with.

Well, the Architecture of this particular Villa Style Home was Fabulous enough it could have been completely Empty and I ain't gonna lie, it would still have been Ideal as a Dream Home!  *LOL*   But Tastefully Decorated, well, it was just Sublime!   I have this Thing for Stone Walls... Stone Houses... if I had the Resources then New Villa Boheme' would have a lot of Stone facade added to it's interior and exterior to give it that Ancient Tuscan Villa Feel!

I particularly liked this Kitchen and Dining Room, but even when she Styled a Contemporary Room I liked it and that's saying something since I don't usually like Contemporary even if it's done well.   But when something is just done exceptionally well, I can Appreciate it regardless of Aesthetic... and the pieces chosen, well, each was a Vibe I really could Connect to.

Meanwhile, back at Home, I have been uncovering more trinkets, bits and bobs that I will sort thru into Keep, Sell or Donate piles.   This little one is a Keeper, even the Asian Inspired Gift Tag compliments it.   I've been dragging in Vintage Train Cases and Small Vintage Suitcases from the Hoarded Garages that are chock full of items I'd completely forgotten about stashing in there during the Big Move.  When we ran out of Moving Boxes I was tossing things into almost anything that would unceremoniously carry them over here!  *Smiles*

Alright, and a Confession... directly after The Man's Catastrophic Accident and subsequent lengthy rehabilitation and recovery period, which were some of the worst of times in our lives, I indulged in too much random Junquing Retail Therapy as a Coping Mechanism.   So some of those stashes were probably from that time period so I had no recollection of even Sourcing those tiny Treasures in my intense stress induced Fog, which I didn't spend much money on, but which kept me adequately distracted so I didn't have a complete breakdown. 

 And so I could spend some time outside of Hospitals and Nursing Homes at his Bedside, which was a constant during that horrible time frame.  There is a definite difference between spending time in that setting with someone getting Well, and spending time there with someone you're being told won't recover and is a Hopeless Case and probably won't make it!  It was certainly cheaper than Therapy and I must say, now I'm wading thru them, I Sourced some pretty Cool stuff up under duress and extreme Stress!  *Bwahahahaha!* 

 And he did recover and he did make it in spite of all the Professional naysayers who kept trying to convince me I was delusional to think otherwise and should just accept their grim Hopeless prognosis.  I like my Delusions, they often Sustain me and help in the Manifestation of Miracles because you give them room to happen when you Believe anything is Possible.  Besides, I rarely operate in the Realm of what IS and like Alice, I've Believed as many as six Impossible things before Breakfast!   Sometimes more... *Winks*  After all, many things can seem Impossible until it's been done.

Like piecing together my Lil Dik-Dik after she jumped off the Wall when we first moved in and the Kiddos slammed the front door!   She really required extensive reconstructive surgery and me with my E-6000 and not a Clue how to do it didn't deter me from trying.  She doesn't look none the worse for my Amateur Surgical Maiden Voyage in Taxidermy Repairs, especially her Horns which I'm very Proud to have reconstructed out of the smitherines that they were broken into during the tragic Fall!  It was like a bad jigsaw puzzle with no Photographic Guide as to which piece should go where?!   I had leftover parts, but it was one of those Mysteries since the Horns look Complete and yet there were all these leftover pieces?!?  *Smiles*

A certain Princess has been pacing the floor behind me like a Caged Lioness asking when I'll be done with my Blog Post?  I Suspect that a Game of Minecraft or various U-Tube Videos of other Kiddos Creating Art or showing off their LPS and Shopkins Collections is Calling to her?  *Smiles*   It slays me the amount of things people create U-Tube Videos about, but I suppose they could say the same thing about the random shit I Blog about, right?  *Ha ha ha*  Especially when I am in a Blogging Frenzy and just NEED to Write even if I don't have a Clue what the Topic will be until I'm sitting here Creating a Post spontaneously!

And in the randomness of the Thoughts, Images and Topics I suppose it's much better results than when you try to contrive something.   I never want anything I Post to seem phony, feigned or artificial anyway.   When anything seems that way to me it's a definite turn-off and I just don't Believe it.   Haven't you ever had someone tell you something and it just rings false, manufactured or unnatural to the point you instantly think REALLY???!???   I do that a lot lately when I'm watching the News, especially anything Political and coming out of Washington, what a Circus and not nearly as Entertaining. 

Oh Mylanta, there are times I just have to NOT go there and watch any of it, even tho' it's rather like that Train Wreck you don't wanna see the carnage of, and yet... you wanna keep yourself informed of what epic tragedy is unfolding and what collateral damage has been done!?   The Man cannot watch any of it, he told me he's fought too hard and sacrificed too much for his Country during his lengthy Military Career to watch it going to Hell in a hand-basket now and feeling like it was all such a waste given the present outcome!

But being the incurable Optimist that I am, I tell him that everything will be alright in the End... and if it's not alright yet, clearly it's not the End yet.  And here, have some Home-Made Soup Honey, it can make you forget about almost anything not right with the World... Nom-Nom...


Blessings, Love and Optimism coming to you from the Arizona Desert... now that I've gotten my Blogging Frenzy for the Day out of my System... Dawn... The Bohemian

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Post With No Name

I'm just deep inside my own Head and Photography as a form of personal expression lately.  I've been siphoning off Images I took that I particularly like and contemplating what type of new Camera I want to buy in order to take more Images that I particularly like the results of?  I'd prefer my Blog to only have Images I like a lot and I definitely see my preference for the Close-Up.  Yes, I used the above Image just Yesterday, but I really happen to like it.  I really regret not buying that particular Bag when a Friend had it for Sale actually... oh well, I still have a good Image of it.

If you're a person whose particularly Into the Details then you probably prefer Close-Ups too?   I'm a sucker for a good Close-Up, even tho' a good Panoramic shot can be breathtaking if done well.   I just don't happen to do Panoramic shots well and I don't know if a better Camera will remedy that or not?  *Smiles*  I also don't tend to notice things in the Panoramic View as a rule, I have a tendency to notice everything in the Close-Up and Study it rather than taking it ALL in at a glance.

Perhaps that is why I always excelled in Detail Oriented Work?  The Big Picture aside, I can notice the subtle differences instantly.  If something is incorrect, out of place or just 'Off' in some way, it won't escape my scrutiny because it jumps out at me like a beacon is shining on it.   I was very good at Audit, which is kind of ironic that I suck so much at Editing, one would think the two would be similar abilities, they apparently are not!  *LOL*   I'm becoming a better Editor, but I was a Natural at Audit!   If you wanted something scrutinized, inspected or evaluated, I was your Gal!

I've always had an appreciation for anything miniature because if you're going Small, you have to be Detail oriented and get it right.  If you go Big then there is just a more forgiving margin for error because the size will cause many to overlook a multitude of flaws as they admire anything just Grandiose.  I know this to be True when I now look at the Modern Construction flaws of New Villa Boheme' which were not so apparent when you were just Wowed by how Grand and extravagant it all was!  *LOL*

Do you know several of these Walls are not plumb Gramma?  This was a conversation that The Young Prince and I had when we were Decorating the Loft Studio Space Upstairs with Antique Doors that just wouldn't lay flat against several of the Walls!   Well, good thing they have so many Impressive Arches and rounded Corners then to distract the Eye and give the Illusion of a properly measured Space I says...  *Bwahahahahaha!!!*  I find it ironic when Modern Contractors complain about how Historic Homes were built... since the Quality of Craftsmanship is far Superior even if the Codes differed from that Era!

I know I won't be around a Century from now to see the sad state of Modern Construction by then, but I can speculate most will never last a Century, if they even last a half Century?!?   Because most are already having structural problems almost immediately after being built, from slight to major... and Builders are constantly being Sued for shoddy Workmanship.  I know in our Luxury Subdivision the poor quality of the Stucco work is deplorable considering how much these Homes price point was when they were built less than a Decade ago!

And greedy Developers probably cut as many corners as they can.  Right now I heard that some of the Historic Homesteads in our area are up under threat of having their Properties stolen out from under them thru litigation and exercising eminent domain!  Because they refuse to Sell to the greedy Developers that want to displace them and have Urban encroachment devour every acre they can bully someone off of to make a profit or make another extra wide roadway or freeway!   These poor Souls want to keep the Property their Families have lived on for Generations and not be involuntarily displaced and have their Beloved properties destroyed.

  One particular Beautiful Homestead nearby has 200 to 300 year Old Tamarack and Eucalyptus Trees on his Property and is a Farmer and Rancher.  This is his livelihood and he was here for Generations before the Subdivision sprawl came West like Locusts upon the Pristine Desert Lands, Pastures and Farms!  I heard he had to come back from his Vacation in New York, where he spends the Summers, to fight them in Court, since they Plan to cut down the Old Trees and tear everything down by September whether or not he will Sell!!!   I only Pray he will prevail, but he'll have to spend a fortune to fight them effectively.   I've been in that situation, so it makes me angry even if it's not me going thru it again!

Imagine that you bought anything, with your hard earned Money and built it up to exactly where you wanted it to be and it's yours.  Then anyone comes along and tells you to give it up... you know, for the Good of All... how would you react?   They tell you how much they will compensate you for it, a set amount they dictate as 'Fair Value' and you don't even want to Sell anyway.  You probably know you're getting screwed economically and displaced as others profit way more from your unfortunate situation... it's just so Wrong on so many levels.  I don't agree with the expropriation of Private Property for Public use or Corporate Gain.   You should retain the Right to Keep or Sell what belongs to you.

The action of dispossessing someone of Property is becoming a popular movement as the very wealthy can afford to squeeze them out and take what was theirs.  You might own something that now is Prime Real Estate for Development that will net someone multi Millions if they can get you out of the way 'legally' even if it's not ethically.  And what is particularly Sad to me is that Government often backs those who have the most Money and Power at the expense of the average Landowner, who nobody much cares about.  I didn't mean this to be a Political Post, but the News about this unfortunate situation just raised my hackles because it's becoming all too common!

So let me get my blood pressure back down with some more Lovely Images shall we?  *Winks*   The Militant side of me wants to Resist all things that are Wrong with the way things are and try to Change that with Rebellion against the Establishment when it's out of whack, corrupt and out of line... Old Hippie that I am!  *Winks*   You know me not to be a Conformist, but more than that, I just Hate anyone being Bullied and Exploited, standing alone with nobody backing them up.  I'm more inclined to stand with them, even if it seems futile and absolutely Hopeless.  If it's a Righteous Cause I don't mind being labeled a Rebel and standing up for what is Right and Just.


Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

A life touched by God always ends in touching others. - Erwin McManus

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino (1923-1996)

For creativity to flourish one should try to look at everything as though it were being seen for the first or the last time. - Quote from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird

Is what I'm about to say an improvement on silence? ~ Galen Pearl