A Quiet Man * You are Remembered

I speak to

you sometimes

in those moments

before

sunset

or

sunrise,

I feel your closeness

within the sound

of the wind through

the trees.

~

I miss

your gentle quiet ways,

comfortable with silence;

your words of wisdom,

offered tenderly;

your ever present smile,

my own given in return;

your calm ice blue eyes,

that always saw my soul.

~

I was like an island,

surrounded by an

endless ocean

of love you held

in your heart

for me.

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*Note: I was lucky to have this gentle man as my father.

This is a photo of my Dad at the age of 21 shortly after my parents were married. My Dad is looking directly into the lens he always did that. He looked people straight in the eye never looking away. As I got older I noticed it made people uncomfortable, sometimes they’d look away. I remember asking my Dad why that was. His response was two fold, either their lying or hiding something deeper they don’t want you to see.

On a side note: I have a photo of my Mother age 17 in the same setting, apparently taken the same day. however she is actually reading (she loved books) the book.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a Happy Fathers Day to the men who choose to be a Dad, Step Dad, Adopt, or Mentor a child, remember be kind, understanding you are molding who they’ll become.

Always 🌎 ✌🏻 πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Day of the Dead (tankas)*

clear circular sphere

fore tells a full moon rising

all hollows eve nears

living await Los Muertos

family gone brought to life

~

candles burning bright

photos ‘n items cherished

placed upon their graves

nights joy where death has no role

Celebrating memories

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*Note: The Day of the Dead (Spanish: DΓ­a de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. Always for your listening pleasure a song for The Day of the Dead. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™

Take care, be safe.

For a wonderful story telling historyof this three day celebration, I’ve attached this link for your enjoyment.

https://amanpan.com/2020/09/28/eugis-weekly-prompt-crystal-ball-september-28-2020/

Bijou *

Journey into

minds silent

dreams;

sublime.

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*Note: for you listening pleasure I present you with Breathe You In My Dreams by Trixie Whitley. I find her voice beautiful and unique, as are her songs and creative videos. Trixie Whitley is a Belgian American multi-instrumentalist. As the daughter of singer-songwriter Chris Whitley, she began her musical career playing with her father, and recording on several of his albums. If you’d like to learn more about her I have included a link. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1nEnenji0PI

https://trixiewhitley.com/bio

Written for:

https://amanpan.com/2021/09/02/eugis-weekly-prompt-journey-sept-2-2021/

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/09/04/6wsp-89/

The Move

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyqOuWw9aU

Click on the link below the photo before you continue reading this post.

It was not fun, as many of you know, having moved at one time or another yourself. I’m still unpacking. I know! I know! However in my defense, each box is being purged as there was no time for that to happen beforehand.

So I’m happy to be back and look forward to interacting with you my friends. I must admit that I will not even try to catch up on posts I’ve missed. I still have stuff to do so I will be on and off sporadically. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™Take care, be safe.