we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real - come along with me - we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - share our stories around the campfire - come along -

this site is simply a streamofconsciousness rambling of words and images in which i find meaning and beauty - there is no organized order of thought or format -
poetry painting and writing on love and life and things thereof from the heart and through the eyes of a louisiana gypsy spirit travelin' roads less traveled...enjoy -


My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

to dance with life

to dance with life
come dance with me...

Monday, November 15, 2010

words to live by -

i love my past -
i love my present -
i am not ashamed 
of what i have had, and 
i am not sad because 
i no longer have it -


Roger Gauthier said...

I wish I could say the same. Not about being ashamed. But sadness is more and more a fact of life.

Of course, this sadness that pervades my inner thougts is more about what I cannot do, and never was. The triumph of uselessness.

mapstew said...

As another friend told me recently, the past is gone, we no longer have it, none of us. Say Goodbye, Slán!

Raise a glass with me to the present and tomorrow! Sláinte! :¬)


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I still believe that we can change the past, the future, through the present,k our actions and reactions, our beliefs.

Susan Deborah said...

I just wish I could say the same. Time will come . . .

There are certain things which I could have not done but I still continue doing them. It paves way for a pain. A pain that I willingly partake and then wonder.

Joy always,

Sausage Fingers said...

Sounds like a life fulfilled and peaceful, the past is the past and is only a stairway for memories.
peace and love. Sausage...


but dear roger, take a look at all those things that you ARE, that you HAVE DONE, HAVE EXPERIENCED and let those be your focus - not the other way around - and if you want something different, then DO it, BE it, LIVE it, LOVE IT!

i know i know, easy platitudes to type out on a keyboard - a different thing otherwise perhaps -


friends - it's so interesting to read your various responses to this post - but i am compelled to add here that when i posted this little verse of colette's, i was speaking TO a particular personal relationship in my own life where it was by "choice" that i no longer "have it" - and choosing the particular words that i chose for the post title was not the best choice for what i was attempting to comment about/focus on - a single experience in my own life - in hindsight, i think this post would have been better suited over in my love-specific "words unspoken" blog -

in any event, to clarify, on a broader basis, life in general, as my dear friend trish elucidates in her comment here, and i agree, it IS possible for us to "change the past, the future, through our actions and reactions, our beliefs" - more on that over in my travel journal -

dear map - i am happy to raise by glass with you and to you any time any place - Sláinte!

and dear susan - perhaps it is that pain that gives your life meaning? if not, then why not discontinue what it is that causes the pain and live pain-free?

fingers - yes, a life lived and filled, but not always peaceful with chaos sometimes reigning supreme or so it seems at times ;)
and in the particular case about which i intended to speak here, yes, a stairway to memories - and as a famous movie line once observed "winter must be very cold for those with no warm memories..."

sorry for somewhat misspeaking my "own self" here, boys and girls - peace and love to all! ;)

Rick said...

I must agree with Roger
the sadness remains
it is not something that can be controlled, it just is as a life of its own.
But I've learned how to love the sadness, make it my friend.
Now I won't abandon it, nor it me

Marion said...

My goal is to be in the joyous place where you are, dearest Gypsy. xoxo

Love & Blessings,


Cole said...

I go by the motto of embracing my past, but living in the moment. My past formulated the building blocks of my character, and I am thankful today. Would I like to have changed certain things? Of course, who wouldn't, but ashamed no. I am so much stronger of a person because of all my experiences, and I can happily say I have learned many lessons and have grown. That I think is the difference, no matter your past it is becoming at peace with yourself and having the determination to learn from days of long ago, rather than becoming stifled.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Sigh! What a wonderful goal. I'm working on it and sometimes get glimpses of what it would be like, but I'm not there yet.
Johnina :^A


always so beautifully spoken, rick - to love the sadness, it won't abandon me nor i abandon it - beautifully said!


oh, marion! a joyous place, something to which we all aspire, every day! ;)

wonderful to see you and thanks for coming by! peace and love -


yes, so true, cole, that our past is part of what makes us the who that we are - one of my grandchildren the other day said that he would not change one thing of his life and his family's, very difficult that it has been, as it is part of what makes him - and them - who they are now - and he loves them as they are - wisdom from the mouths of babies!!! ;)


again, a goal to which we all aspire, johnina! just have to keep on keeping on! ;)

Shadow said...

now i can say that i do too. that wasn't always the case though. i'm glad i've passed that point.

Anonymous said...

After many loves and many losses and many choices wisely or unwisely made, I am able to say to and for myself, a quote from another wonderful old movie, "I HAVE NOT MISSED THAT MANY-SPLENDORED THING". And from the movie SHADOWLANDS, the story of C.S. Lewis and his beloved wife Joy, who spoke these words to him as she was dying of cancer, "THE PAIN TODAY IS PART OF THE LOVE TOMORROW, AND THE LOVE TOMORROW IS PART OF THE PAIN TODAY". Such wisdom. Such truth. Reflecting on my life, long-lived,
I recognize through my tears that without the pain, I would not have known that many-splendored thing.


way to go, shadow!!!


beautifully spoken, dear cousin, beautifully and movingly spoken! and here's to "that many splendored thing"!!! cheers!!!