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May 28, 2007

I Love You Daddy!

Father's Day

This photo is my entry for the Father's Day Photo Contest posted at Finding Joy in the Morning. If you click on the photo you will be able to see the orignal photo I scanned. I cropped the photo and created a border using copy and paste cut outs from the actual wallpaper from the original. The photo is of me and my father taken in 1955. This is the only photo I have of just my dad and me when I was a toddler. My plan is to print it out and create a card to send him next month for Father's Day. I have some special memories of my Dad. He taught me how to tie my shoes, ride my bike, shoot hoops, and how to jump rope. He tried to teach me how to pitch a softball.... but I never quite got the hang of that. As much as I thought I was a tomboy, I may just have been a bit too girly to toss a ball very far afield.
Ten Life Lessons I Learned From My Father

May 26, 2007

A Gypsy's Dream

holistic healingYesterday I ordered this print from Art.com -Gypsy Moon - I'm in the process of decorating my computer room, and since I'm stuck deciding between two colors, either a "green tea" shade or an "iced tea" orangey color I thought this print will look nice hung up on the wall whichever hue I choose. Is "whichever" one word or two - "which ever" ? Either way... It's a cool print!

Edit 7/7/07 - My poster arrived and it wasn't as cool as I thought. The face on the gypsy is actually a green skeleton, I wasn't expecting that. The poster is still cool in a "dark" and kinda creepy way, but certainly not what I was hoping for. I returned it.

A Gypsy's Dream

Wrapped warmly in the burnished coat of the tiger,
Protected, safe in his strong but indifferent embrace,
Her eternal spirit drifts upwards without notice
To soar above the sky and beyond,
Within and without the known continents of space and time
And some unknown, yet untravelledrealms.
Bounding off celestial citadels,
Guided by the stars and the eroded paths
Of those who dreamed these places before,
She dares to enter the next one proudly,defiantly.
"When is this time? Where is this place?"
She sees, as a gypsy reads her tattered cards,
Through darkest portals that open wide
Onto horizons far out of reach
But magnificent in her searching mind's eye.
She flits about, this moth for the light,
From life to life,
From one lonely shore to another
Somewhere, somewhen more distant in space and time,
Forever beseeching the Seers of Then and Now
Who contradict and utter sacred verse obscure,
Tempt her with puzzles and purses of gold,
Then gravely stare in stoic silence,
Unmoved by her passion and wondrous kit of charms
Determined, she stands upon the pinnacle
Of their sublime, ethereal world,
Glimpsing shadows and thrilling by what lay ahead.
Reborn, her flesh exudes a bold blind innocence
And all the while clutching weakly
At her dangerous, impartial earthbound guardian.
Let it go! Throw off this feline shroud!
Stand naked, shivering before the altar,
Brilliant in your glowing sunlit whiteness
And dare to ask:
"Why was I granted this unlikely life?
To what end will it serve, what good?"
Infinite choices have we, or so it seems,
Yet vaguely does she know now as before
That only just to seek within herself,
To turn that wandering, wondering eye around,
Fling wide the shutters of that inner window
And peer intently through the fog beyond,
The answers are awaiting.
The answers are awaiting...

Copyright ©1995 "A Gypsy's Dream" written by Joseph C. Désy, All rights reserved

May 24, 2007

Ten Ways To Grow Your Spirit

Growing Your Spirit In A Physical Body

1. Embrace Your Talents

Recognize and further develop your intelligence and special gifts. Our talents are signifiers that lead us toward our unique paths. Follow your passion and you will soon discover where you fit in this world. When we squelch innate yearnings we lose our way.

2. Tie Up Loose Ends

Unresolved issues eat away at us emotionally and mentally. Tackle troubling things that need dealt with and put them to rest. In the meanwhile, learn not to allow future problems to be ignored. Our wounds fester when they are not attended to in a timely manner. Realize that buried problems always surface eventually. Dealing with difficulties as they arise rather than hiding from them is the best route.

3. Be Responsible In Your Relationships

Turn away from the "blame game" when it comes to addressing problems in your relationships. Be honest about the things that you have said or done that harmed the relationship. Own up to your own failures. Focus on changing your defeating patterns rather than expecting changes from the other person.

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