Yes, I am feeling a little nostalgic at the moment. Last night, I reread a book of poems by Rod McKuen, one of the two books that I have entitled Alone. You can actually finish it in less than an hour but when you are absorbing each word, enjoying what it means in your life and looking back at those life journeys you had before, it is even more nostalgic. The flow of each word is like a balm to your heart.
This is actually my 1,849th post in this particular blog, not counting the posts on the other four blogs I have on gardening, photography, my grandson Nate and a newly minted one for when I use up the remaining 29% free space allowed here. It’s been a long journey, blogging for a little more than seven years. Sometimes, I wonder how I was able to share those thoughts in between.
I remember a few lines from my 1,000th post four years ago. I can’t believe I lasted this long sharing my thoughts with the world. Still hoping I could inspire more, I am grateful for those online friends who leave inspiring words too, coming back now and again to update me with their journey.
“Documenting one’s own frailties, insecurities, battles and happy thoughts takes a lot of courage, more so if you are doing it publicly through a blog. One thing though that I don’t regret doing is sharing my plight as a cancer patient and survivor. I started this three years ago right after I found out I had colon cancer. Each of us has her own coping mechanism and mine was writing my thoughts and sharing it . I’ve always said and I will say it again that if I could touch a single soul out there who’ll draw a little inspiration on what I went through, then that would be enough, it would make me happy. To my surprise, a few online friends found some of my blogs helpful in their own journey, having experienced the same thing that I did. Kindred spirits, if I must say.”
We can do better, we can reach our dreams, we can learn to fly.
I reviewed some of the photos I took since I learned how to take shots of my garden blooms. I transferred them to a hard drive when Multiply closed its doors and I have to find a way to save all those shots. This shot is nothing new here, I remember posting it when I was still active in participating in the weekly photo challenge at WordPress.
A moment in time.
They were flying in formation at a speed that I could not capture so well. I love taking photos of clouds on a clear day but they came as a bonus. Seeing nature at its best keeps you grounded, the beauty of one summer day etched in your memory. Sometimes, watching the sun show its face on a bright morning is blessing enough. Sometimes, a hesitant smile from a stranger you meet along the road of life makes the day worthwhile. Sometimes, finding a lovely bloom in your garden is grace enough. Dreams may not always turn into reality but believing in it takes you to another level, a happy feeling that life would always be something to treasure no matter what.