October 28 2021

My friends –

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

We all know this phrase from the Declaration of Independence. It’s been drilled in our heads from civics classes to speeches, especially around each July 4th holiday – and rightfully so. Since our nation’s founding, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have defined the American dream.

We all strive to be happy. Relationships are tough. I wish you all success in finding joy in the world, because, it is out there. Be kind to others. Learn to forgive.

”Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

”Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

“If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.” – Thomas Otway

“Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the.. BURN!” ― Syed Arshad

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn

Olivia Rodrigo

Wanting to share this with you all.

Hey there are over 90,000 visits to this site in any given month. Planning to post on this much more often.

I like her voice. What else can she offer?

When I think about a strong women – I think about mom.

Who will wake up early, get the kids up for school? Make breakfast? Help them get to school and the homework? Then take care of the house, the meals – and make passionate love – and be a strong reinforcement partner to his success.

When I think about it, that is how I see a real women and dance partner. A strong women. But hey, its 2021, what do I know. Just remember any girl can give you a ride. It’s whats inside that counts.

Be kind to others. Learn from your mistakes.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

They say time heals

LYRICS

So you wanna be riding around with your new bitch
That’s real cute
And you know what? I just got tickets to the Lakers game anyway
Yo, you could neverIf I ever made you angry, girl
Just know that it get better over time (time)
They say time heals (they say time heals)
She can’t see her life without me, she so blessed still (so blessed still)
Fuck that, you can tell him that you’re mine still (that you’re mine still)And she don’t wanna go to sleep she angry
Latеly she been noticing he ain’t meI wish that wе can change places
Don’t want no new, new faces
She got my heartbeat racing
They say time heals (they say time heals)
Don’t go build no life without me ’cause you’re mine still (you’re mine still)
Oh, and I don’t wanna go unless you make me
Lately I’ve been gone, I’m feeling crazyYeah, I’m from the bricks, we gotta whole lot of bricks
You gotta whole lotta tricks and I wanna see what you do with them
I just saw you in Miami, girl, what you doing here? (What you doing here?)
I hope you with your girlfriends (girlfriends)I ain’t pay attention to your heart, I played ya
Now she fell in love with an NBA player
Had her on the stage, now she ballin’ at the stadium
Matter fact I hope you stay with him
‘Cause I don’t wanna go unless you take me
I know you feel the painAnd she don’t wanna go to sleep she angry
Lately she been noticing he ain’t meI wish that we can change places
Don’t want no new, new faces
She got my heartbeat racing
They say time heals (they say time heals)
Don’t go build no life without me ’cause you’re mine still (you’re mine still)
And I don’t wanna go unless you make me
Down on my knees hoping you take me Better tell that brotha you mine
Heard you’ve been trying to tie the knot, girl, tell me you lyin’
Let me beat that pussy up one more time
Let me beat that pussy up one more time
I know that you feen for this
I know that you did not forget
So don’t go to sleep And she don’t wanna go to sleep she angry
Lately she been noticing he ain’t meI wish that we can change places
Don’t want no new, new faces
She got my heartbeat racing
They say time heals (they say time heals)
Don’t go build no life without me ’cause you’re mine still (you’re mine still)
Oh, and I don’t wanna go unless you make me
Lately I’ve been gone, I’m feeling crazy

That song is great – I enjoy it.

Lovers’ Infiniteness

“Lovers’ Infiniteness”: The poet complains that he does not yet have “all” of his beloved’s love, despite using all of his resources to woo her. She should not leave some love for others, nor should she leave herself open to wooing by others later. Yet, he also wants her to keep some of her love for him in reserve so that they can enjoy a constantly growing relationship.

Lovers’ Infiniteness

BY JOHN DONNE

If yet I have not all thy love,
Dear, I shall never have it all;
I cannot breathe one other sigh, to move,
Nor can intreat one other tear to fall;
And all my treasure, which should purchase thee—
Sighs, tears, and oaths, and letters—I have spent.
Yet no more can be due to me,
Than at the bargain made was meant;
If then thy gift of love were partial,
That some to me, some should to others fall,
         Dear, I shall never have thee all.

Or if then thou gavest me all,
All was but all, which thou hadst then;
But if in thy heart, since, there be or shall
New love created be, by other men,
Which have their stocks entire, and can in tears,
In sighs, in oaths, and letters, outbid me,
This new love may beget new fears,
For this love was not vow’d by thee.
And yet it was, thy gift being general;
The ground, thy heart, is mine; whatever shall
         Grow there, dear, I should have it all.

Yet I would not have all yet,
He that hath all can have no more;
And since my love doth every day admit
New growth, thou shouldst have new rewards in store;
Thou canst not every day give me thy heart,
If thou canst give it, then thou never gavest it;
Love’s riddles are, that though thy heart depart,
It stays at home, and thou with losing savest it;
But we will have a way more liberal,
Than changing hearts, to join them; so we shall
         Be one, and one another’s all.

Donne is firmly within the camp of metaphysical poets–those poets for whom considerations of the spiritual world were paramount compared to all earthly considerations. While a master of metaphysical expression, Donne achieves this mastery by refusing to deny the place of the physical world and its passions. He often begins with a seemingly carnal image only to turn it into an argument for the supremacy of God and the immortality of the soul.

I am not religious. I respect them all.

I belong to no group.

I am spiritual.

I had a recent death in my family, currently I grieve of his loss. When I saw him, he was happy, he was laughing, and

I love you cousin.

RIP Bryan 10/2/2021