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18th-Mar-2015 08:17 am - The Moths of Discontent
DM - cool fuzz
I feel like that old outfit you never wear but love so dearly and just can’t bring yourself to get rid of because of sentimental attachment. Because WHAT IF you decide to actually want to wear it again someday? It’s like I’ve been shoved in the closet for that “special occasion” that never comes, while in the meantime, your closet is infested with the moths of discontent and I’m being eaten alive while I wait for your interest to return.
6th-Apr-2011 05:44 pm - Death for Kevin
Down
Today, I saw a dead man.
That dead man was my friend, Kevin.
He was peaceful, pale, and ... not there.
Then there he was, to my left in the crowd!
Then there again, behind me!
He was there. He was everywhere!
He peeks through the veil at me to show me his presence and joyous smile.
I am comforted knowing that he is safe in the Universe's hands and hope that he is at peace.

I will cherish our moments, mourn your loss, and celebrate your life as well as the lessons you've taught me.
You will never know how even just being able to observe your mere existence has truly touched my life.
I will miss you friend.
7th-Jan-2011 01:35 pm - The wisdom of Bob
DM - Look Up
‎"She may not be your first, your last, or your only. She's loved before, she may love again, But if she loves you now - what else matters? She's not perfect, you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together. But if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being a human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break- her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there." - Bob Marley
31st-Aug-2010 11:27 am - Down
DM - Shaded Face
Oh melancholy manic me I connected with this song today...



I don’t know where I’m at
I’m standing at the back
And I’m tired of waiting
Waiting here in line, hoping that I’ll find what I’ve been chasing.

I shot for the sky
I’m stuck on the ground
So why do I try, I know I’m gonna fall down
I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?
Never know why it’s coming down, down, down.

Not ready to let go
Cause then I'd never know
What I could be missing
But I’m missing way too much
So when do I give up what I’ve been wishing for.

I shot for the sky
I’m stuck on the ground
So why do I try, I know I’m gonna fall down
I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?
Never know why it’s coming down, down, down.
Oh I am going down, down, down
Can’t find another way around
And I don’t want to hear the sound, of losing what I never found.

I shot for the sky
I’m stuck on the ground
So why do I try, I know I’m gonna fall down
I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?
I never know why it’s coming down, down, down.

I shot for the sky
I’m stuck on the ground
So why do I try, I know I’m gonna fall down
I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?
Oh it’s coming down, down, down.
21st-Jul-2010 03:47 pm - I'll always try my best to come true
Hand
You melt me alive. You kiss me deep as my roots will reach. And I want nothing more than to be an eyelash fallen on your cheek, a thing collected by your finger and held like a wish. I promise whatever I do I will always try my best to come true.

- Andrea Gibson
30th-Mar-2010 04:49 pm - BOOTS!!!
DM - Red Stripe
I'm WAY behind in posting. Just a quickie for now since my work day is almost over... But since I've literally torn my Harley boots to shreds (which I'm very disappointed about considering I hadn't had them for very long) I invested in some good boots this time. I got myself some RedWing boots last Wednesday (3/24):



Of course I immediately took the toe fringe off (or whatever that is called) 'cause that's not my thing. I can't believe how comfortable these boots are. Hardly any arch, wide, toe room, my feet don't move around in them, they comfortable and not hard on the inside... it's heaven. I thought I would go for another zipper boot, but when I put these puppies on I didn't care if they had a zipper or not. I didn't think I'd ever have another 9-inch boot again either (haven't had a pair since I was a teenager) but here I am. They're comfy and sexy if I do say so myself.

So yeah... that's a big new yay thing for me recently (other than finally being on spring break).

Hopefully I'll have more time to update soon.

*stomps off in new boots*
16th-Feb-2010 08:10 pm - Hindu story (reincarnation & yoga)
Sit & Think
From my required reading in my Global Multiculturalism & Religion class

So according to Hinduism, millions, billions, trillions of souls, move up and down in the universe, getting exactly what they wish for and deserve due to their actions. All inhabit different bodies. Humans can win god-bodies, and gods can fall down and enter human bodies. The philosophers coin a term for this picture: samsara. A turning wheel,
that is what the universe is.

Some student might raise his hand and ask the guru-teacher, “Excellent sir, how long will this go on, this turning wheel of births and re-births?”

“Forever,” comes the answer.

“But that is terrible,” comes the student’s response. “If even gods can fall down into the bodies of insects, how can we ever find true happiness? That is like being in a prison!”

And the guru says, “Precisely! We all, deep down want absolute being awareness and joy. And these we can never find in the samsaric world. This indicates that our true home and destiny must be outside this samsaric world, outside the wheel of rebirths. Let’s call that Nirvana. The flame of desire is blown out and when that happens, the energies that usually have carried us into bodies are silenced.”

“But how can we escape,” the student asks, and then the guru realizes that his class is now ready for the Hindu doctrine of the four Yogas, the Yoga of knowledge (Jnana), the Yoga of works (Karma), the Yoga of devotion (Bhakti), and the Yoga of physical and mental exercises (Raja). “We pick any of these four, or a combination of them, and begin using it to work on our desires,” he says. “We want to eliminate all desire. This involves relaxing and becoming aloof to all things. We become simply observers of all things, their Unseen Seer.”

“So our minds have that kind of power,” another student asks.

“Yes” comes the reply. “All is mind.”
16th-Feb-2010 12:26 pm - Battle of the Roses
DM - Red Stripe
Battle of the Roses round one started what?... a couple months ago now I think? I got the first few bushes done, the ones the stretch the walkway along the house, but that still left the u-turn & the whole las home stretch down the other side. Well I did all of Battle 1 with hand held clippers and by the end of it all my hand was a-hurtin! I had to clip everything super small to fit it into the yard waste bin that was already somewhat packed.

Well Battle of the Roses II went a little better. I got smart and got some loppers. this made the process go by MUCH faster. I still didn't get all the way down the home stretch but did finish the u-turn and a few bushes into the home stretch. Probably about 6 bushes left. Finished in time to only get a little rained on. Don't hurt quite so bad.

Many having all these rose bushes to take care of has quite literally been (many) thorn(s) in my side

Why did I feel like I needed to put this in my journal after not writing in so long? Because it's what I did yesterday *L* That's why
17th-Dec-2009 10:12 pm - Yoga
Jake: muscle shot
So Oblio has been going to Hot Yoga (Bikram's Yoga) for quite some time now & I've been hearing & seeing how much it's been helping her & how much it can help people in general. Well Sunday I went for the first time...rest under cutCollapse )

anyhoo... that's all for now.

/done
11th-Dec-2009 08:29 am - Recipes
Peppers
2 more interesting vegan recipes I found the other day

http://happyherbivore.com/2008/10/salsa-soup/

http://happyherbivore.com/2008/05/pepper-fajitas/
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