Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Photos, Adventures, and Thinking: Recipe for a Great Day January 12, 2013

It was a beautiful day for an adventure. I traveled far, but didn’t get as many shots as I wanted. I’m okay with that, though, because the journey itself was soothing and somewhat restored my good spirits. Traveling gives me time to ponder many of life’s questions, and reflect on the problems in my soul. More on some of my thoughts later. For now I will say: I realized I have spent too much of my life living for others because I thought it was the “right” thing to do. Thinking of my own needs only made me feel selfish. I must work to change that mindset because it makes me miserable and only enables others to be more dependent on me. That may seem simple to you, but it is a life-changing thought for me.

It has been a long and lovely day.

Amber Waves and Blue Skys



Depression, The Emotion of Christmas December 15, 2012

An artificial fiber optic Christmas tree

An artificial fiber optic Christmas tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(To the tune of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

You know Happy, and Sorrow,

and Joyful, and Angry,

Blissful, and Manic, and Smiling, and Crying,

but do you recall…

the most famous

seasonal feeling of all?

Depression, the Emotion of Christmas,

had a very black-hearted soul

and if you ever saw it

you would say it’s black as coal.

All of the other Emotions

used to cry and run away

they never liked Depression

because he took their joy away.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say,

“Depression with your soul so black,

Won’t you leave and never come back?”

Then how the Emotions joined in

pushing Depression out the door

they all shouted “Hallelujah!

We’ll never see you anymore!”

Merry Christmas to all! ❤