Saturday, May 22
and it reminded me of my first love
delicate yet powerful, truly astounding
Flowers and woman are in common, so I stopped
admired the beauty and a dove
was cooing in the surrounding
Then we think back to this day
and in many ways we fled our conversations
which could have happened right now - fatigue
It is startling to see how many games humans play
to artificially alter their situation
believe me, today was not that day, not that kind of gig
Thursday, May 13
All right, so 87% of the world market's opiates are produced and grown in Afghanistan, opium and the derivatives - like heroin; and the US is the largest consumer of such. The beautiful white poppies who calm down mankind once processed.
I have red ones in my garden, and they are spreading, not as potent as white ones. It is probably totally illegal to grow them, but I like their beauty. Just look at them, that makes me content, don't need to chew the seeds.
By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
Published: May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9
If a fish swims in
a pond without sunlight
it still keeps to the
Greek sense of peace
and the oceans gentle breeze
and the sun's soft warmth
comes up over the hills
gently touching me
and all the world around me
will come to a stand still
unless the wheels keep spinning
and Greek food makes me fill.
So we had that game last evening, waiting for the food to come. It was in a Greek tavern. There were four of us, my wife, my daughter and her man-friend.
The rules were such. You write three lines and then fold the paper, leaving the last line exposed. Handing it over, the next person continues to scribble. We did four rounds, then the food arrived - delicious. It was my birthday present!
Above is one example of the four "poems". It's hilarious and just fun, by simply trying to do it, you'll see people sweat before they get hot. Give it a try!
Monday, May 3
Tree planting, a plum tree I believe last Saturday in honor of Emily. I came a bit late, so I was not able to join the bunch of people to ride a horse up the dirt road - unfortunately! Haven't been on a horse for many years, would have liked to do so now. But oh well, maybe I can persuade the family to give me a horse and then take a ride at a later point. I am rusty, need to replenish.
Did you know that horses are one of the oldest species of animal life on earth, genetically speaking? They survived the dinosaurs, maybe because they were more intelligent than them.
I wonder how the human species will do in the future, is there a tomorrow?
They, the humans, are a beautiful and soul-full creature, but somehow they seem to have a hard time connecting to all what is around them.
Saturday, May 1
They can’t even plug the thing to stop the oil spilling out more, because the well is 5000 feet deep. This might go on for months. Devastation is inevitable.