Sometimes We Lose Perspective

Dear Gypsy Jo:

Sometimes it is called Myopia… or tunnel vision….. sometimes people say we can’t see the forest for all the trees….. sometimes we get set in our ways or so focused we lose all perspective and miss the other opportunities that may be evident to someone not so close to the situation… sometime… we just need to look at life from a different perspective and know there are always people who will support you in your life no matter which way you chose to go.

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Wouldn’t it be great if we can say this about ourselves ALL the time instead of some or most of the time… I know I would like to say this about myself all the time.. but realistically I fall and stumble and skin my knee many a time.

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but at least I try…..

be happy, be strong, be all you can be for you and you alone.. for it is inside your self that you will value the wins and loses more than any one else. You are the person that matters and you have the power and abilities do learn and grow and be so much in your life… gee I am ALMOST jealous.. nahh….lol .. well maybe a tinge…lol to be you.. with no fixed obligations.. with your abilities and your personality and yea I will give you extra points for appearance…lol.. but damn Jo… what you can do is beyond anything most can achieve.

be well Joey…

Craig

Today is Spring Fling for Disabled where I live from noon to 3… and next weekend it is  our Walk for Autism. and also Special Needs Prom… for which I am SHOCKED beyond belief what T has chosen to wear.. a real dress to her knees and sandals… and even jewelry… I asked her who she was and what she did with my daughter… she just giggled and said maybe she just wants to try something new… it did not matter the price.. it maters her desire to grow and experience new things… like I hope you will always do in your life as I also want to continue doing it in mine

It Is Exhilarating and Scary at the Same Time But Well Worth It …. I Promise!!

Dear Jo:

NO!! …. I am not referring to anything about me…. LOL ….  but what is depicted below

These are in the order I have chosen…. they are not random.

I hope it is informative, thought-provoking and inspiring all at the same time…

but me thinks I hopeeth too much….

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Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
― Sarah Dessen,

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”Life is a canvas of many strokes where shades from different palettes meet into a picture so concrete that some forget it is their own, so become framed themselves..”
―Vanna Bonta

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AND. for those that think I need prayers for whatever you think ails me …. I can only respond with this:

I do what I want so long as it never hurts people….. but the above sounds like fun …. just need a little warmer weather otherwise I might look….  ohh never mind …. TMI

In another life I would be a quantum physicist who would use that knowledge to become the new Da Vinci in painting, sculpture and inventions that would never be able to be created for another 200 years.. or maybe just a Roman Catholic Rabbi.. or maybe a  ________ see the possibilities are endless and even now I still dream…

I told my mother I would cook her breakfast one day… and she asked me what I would cook and if it would be ready when she arrived.. I told her no to both questions… I do not like wasting food and I never know if you would arrive  for breakfast or die before she got here..

My father before he died used to say he was just waiting to die but he could not because he needed to take care of my mother. 3 years ago today on Palm Sunday he lost his wish and died. But I was not so sad because he had stage 2 Alzheimer and was losing it.. and at least he died with his dignity. He often told me how jealous he was of me and how I lived my life filled with ideas and optimism and yet never told anyone what I had . I miss him mostly because he was the straightest Most honest \most loyal man I have ever met in my life. His only flaw was his inability to show affection.

So last year I was telling my mother that I was feeling the same as my father… waiting to die (sorry to disappoint some but I am not suicidal…. just in a commitment that has completely overtaken my entire life …. I know.. you all disappointed…. but refer to the above picture and you will know how I care besides I have yet top meet a MAN who is more romantic than I am…. hahaha) anyway…. she said she knows that I can’t because I have to take care of “T”…. I said “hell no. Someone else will step up after me…. I just do not want you to have to bury your own son.” she thought that was nice and then I said…. “So will you please hurry up and die mom…. it is my turn next. ” she laughed so hard I though she might need  a package of depends and offered to mail some to her which made her laugh more.

There may come a time when you feel you whole life is crap…. but I assure you it is not…. and that will never make me beleive that you dont have those special abilities I always refer to. Read these hundreds of blog posts I have written over the years if you feel worthless…. like you can’t do anything right or when you feel everything about you is wrong…. we ALL get those days…. but I can swear on the life of my children you are far far from worthless or unable to do things right…. you are and always will be special.

The points being 1/ there should be no such thing as a taboo topic. When things will obviously happen eventually there is no harm in bringing in humor to help facilitate a conversation…. sort of breaking the ice… my mother knows I don’t want her to die… but she also knows her time is very very close… and talking about it can make it easier. 2/ Humor is healthy for the giver and the receiver. My father had my mother were 5 months short of bring married for 60 years.  she no longer drives and none of my brothers and sisters live so close so as to be able to take her to the grocery store or pharmacy etc. she gets lonely and sad and frustrated…. so like what I do for you here I do it for her but I don’t have to work so hard for her because it is instinctive humor that goes quick and I can take her from tears to laughs in less than 5 minutes, for these posts it takes a lot longer and I never even know if you read…. so I don’t get the satisfaction I get from her…. but that does not mean I don’t try.

“A” is in Sri Lanka…. her mother is from there …. and she got her mother to buy tickets for her and her boy toy….  what an operator she is …. but you gotta admire her gall…

“T” has had me on eBay buying books.. entire series of hard backs like Pendragon, Rangers Apprentice, Boxcar kids, Eragon,  Septimus Heap, Artemus Fowl  and 4 or 5 more series…. thousands of dollars… but she reads them so at least she is happy…. She even enticed me to invest in first edition RR Tolkien and also Game of thrones which I want to read before I watch the season 1,2 and 3 Blu-Ray series disk I have (guess I spent a little on myself as well… lol).

Happy Easter!

Be well, Be happy Joey, BE YOU!

Craig

Gypsy Jo, my Black Magic Woman

 

Jo: Remember the Pit Bull Special Friday Night

Joey:

Tivo or DVR or something Good Friday Night so you can see something I am certain you will enjoy:

The  National Geographic Wild Channel is starting a new series Easter weekend called “Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull”  and is determined to show that the BREED  does not deserve its bad reputation. Thought you would appreciate seeing that.

In the revealing special, viewers will learn about the history of pit bulls, dating back to the 1800s, in which pit bulls were commonly used on farms and cattle ranches to herd animals. They were even trusted to watch the children while the adults worked the field. In England, for example, the Staffordshire bull terrier was so good with kids, it became known as “The Nanny Dog.” It’s a quality Millan often saw in his own pit bull, Daddy.
Read more at http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Nat-Geo-Wild-to-Premiere-New-Special-CESAR-MILLAN-LOVE-MY-PIT-BULL-418-20140325#gfwaQHUH6p3cHI5o.99

“In the revealing special, viewers will learn about the history of pit bulls, dating back to the 1800s, in which pit bulls were commonly used on farms and cattle ranches to herd animals. They were even trusted to watch the children while the adults worked the field. In England, for example, the Staffordshire bull terrier was so good with kids, it became known as “The Nanny Dog.” It’s a quality Millan often saw in his own pit bull, Daddy.”

Guideposts for a Fulfilling Life.. OR … Something To Think About

It’s funny how everybody considers honesty a virtue, yet no one wants to hear the truth.

Guideposts for a Fulfilling Life

#8 is: ‘Rights without responsibilities’

 

When I saw these I was not sure if it was funny  at first… but then it took on a special significance.

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and Jo.. you must watch this video.. I am not a person who like watching YouTube and such.. but this video you need to watch and listen to.. seriously it is priceless.

I really get frustrated with this stuff in trying to past non YouTube links…  but here are my trys:

 

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Something different… so enjoy.

Craig

 

 

YES, I Do Beleive You Are A Bohemian With a Gypsy Soul… My Black Magic Woman.

Dear Gypsy Jo:

 

YES, I said MY Black Magic Woman… Santana sings it the best… Not that you belong to me…. far from it…. but I find you this way…. It is the best explanation of how I ended up here… and why I never just went away… A combination of Bohemian and Gypsy… you are intoxicating to all that encounter you… I could say more.. but why ruin such an interesting yet obscure introduction to this post… (you can listen to Santana by yourself I do not need to link to him.. but it is highly recommended)

 

 

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YES YES YES…  THIS

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Do not be discouraged by those weak men.. those that you can intimidate.. you deserve better than a weak man.. you deserve a strong man who will stand behind you when he is not by your side.. one that will support you in your endeavors and not hold you back … one that appreciates your free spirit and your eccentricities.

 

Be well.. stay special and unique.

Craig

PS a little business: huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/13/boudoir-photo-shoot_n_5120420.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular   is an interesting article about personalized photo shoots that fit in your business model I believe.  You might be able to get their permission to re-blog on your web site and show it in your promos. just an idea .. you decide…

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Will You Watch This Tonight?? (Part 2 post) …

I use to do these all the time… especially since you are a night person in your job.. you can enjoy this even earlier (yes even before midnight…LOL)

 

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Space Monday,” as astronomers have dubbed it, kicks off in the late afternoon when SpaceX, the private spaceflight company, is planning a rocket launch. The Falcon 9, carrying its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, is set to lift off at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. The event is being webcast live by both NASA and SpaceX and streamed on Space.com. (Update: The company scrubbed the launch due to a helium leak, keeping Falcon 9 grounded until at least Friday.)

After sunset, attention turns to Mars, which will pass within 57 million miles of Earth — its closest approach since January 2008, according to Space.com.

The sky show continues on April 15 at 1:58 a.m. EDT, when a full moon passes through Earth’s amber shadow, producing a full lunar eclipse visible across North America.

The 78-minute total eclipse is the first in a “tetrad”, or a series of four consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six-month intervals. It will be followed by eclipses on Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015 — all of them visible from all or part of the United States, NASA says.

Lunar eclipses occur, on average, about twice a year, but are rarely total. There are three types:

● A penumbral eclipse is when the moon passes through the pale outskirts of Earth’s shadow. It’s so subtle, sky watchers often don’t notice an eclipse is underway.

● A partial eclipse is more dramatic. The moon dips into the core of Earth’s shadow, but not all the way, so only a fraction of the moon is darkened.

● A total eclipse, when the entire moon is shadowed, is best of all. The face of the moon turns sunset red for up to an hour or more as the eclipse slowly unfolds.

According to astronomer and noted eclipse expert Fred Espenak, the moon “can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red.”

Why blood red?

“Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky,” Tony Phillips explains on NASA’s Science News. “Overhead hangs Earth, night-side down, completely hiding the sun behind it. The eclipse is underway. You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it’s not. The rim of the planet is on fire! As you scan your eye around Earth’s circumference, you’re seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb.”

According to Espenak, tetrads have become more frequent during the 21st century, the last coming in 2004 and the next slated for 2022-2023. Seven more are expected before 2100. Compare that with the 300-year period between 1600 to 1900, when there were no tetrads at all.

So how can you see the April 15 total lunar eclipse?

“One of the great things about lunar eclipses is that they are completely safe to view with the naked eye,” Espenak writes on his website, MrEclipse.com. “No special filters are required to protect your eyes like those used for solar eclipses. You don’t even need a telescope to watch the eclipse, although a good pair of binoculars will help.”

 

To Help You Along….. Or Not… The Choice is Always Yours.

Dear Jo:

Hate me or appreciate me… it is the same to me… but if you read these then hopefully you find something useful… for remember I am probably on of the few people in this world that wants nothing back from you.. I only want you to succeed and grow into your potential in whatever you chose to do with your life. Be the Boss I know you can be… and the success I know you can achieve.  Let me get something out-of-the-way before I get to the feel good inspirational stuff… although I will sprinkle it into this brief diatribe.

I know your astrological sign points to the free spirit as has your posts sometimes over the years.  I remember you once called yourself a hippie (but I might be wrong) but I think you are a “home girl” Gypsy… one that does not wander too far and always returns home while you have Hippie tendencies I think your bohemian look at times makes you more of a Gypsy.. and a great one at that. You can wear that skirt and still act the part of Boss.

I always thought you needed a mature person to have a real long-term relationship with… one that would not get jealous of your notoriety there.. or that hundreds maybe thousands of boys and girls lust you and even try to hit on you… A mature person would know that if you wondered it was not going to be long, nor would it be a betrayal, it would be to fulfill your yearnings of spreading your wings and finding a more complex world.

A mature person would to need to hold you down in the way most boys want to. They would make sure you have a safe place with them and that if you had committed to them that you would not dishonor them…. that you would always return to the place that they made safe for you sooner or later.  The trust would be that you will always have those who want to be with you.. but the mature person would understand that and realize you are not one to fall for those types of “traps” anymore.

You are a private person …. yet you seem to be extremely friendly… and obviously with your work that would be a benefit.  Mature does not mean old.. it does not mean lacking social skills or being fun and even funny friendly… It means they understand that what will be will be.. that the harder they hold on to you the more you will want to run.. and that just because you are out and about for whatever reasons does not mean you care any less for them and that cheating or dishonesty or disrespect  by either party is a deal breaker. A mature person would trust you and not worry about what you were doing or where you were unless you suddenly dropped off the range and then would take to worrying about your safety not your activities.

I see you like this:

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The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.

~Barbara de Angelis~

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And THIS advice is the best…. and luckily in your favorite color… LOL

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YOU Joey are one of these Music Makers…. You Joey are one of the Dreamers of Dreams. You will go through heartaches but will find your comfort as you usually do.. in your moments of isolation and escape and communing with those things that provide you with intrinsic happiness.  I believed in you yesterday, I believe in you today, and I will believe in you tomorrow and forever. YOU have a special quality that makes you unique and very very special. when in doubt just rad this.. and believe it yourself.

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
~Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode,” 1874

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You describe yourself as an OLD SOUL… I saw this and thought you might like to keep it for yourself. .

Al the Best Joey

Craig

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