Hello Everyone,

October 2015

I love October, not just because it is my birthday month but because the air changes, the season changes, the time changes.

It is when we must embrace the fact that the time change will have us seeing the dark sooner. A time when the trees begin to let loose the leaves, orange, brown and yellow leaves flying about.

It is the time when the ghouls and horrors are seen in decorations, shows, movies and parties.

It is the time when we say farewell to the summer heat, smile toward the cooler weather and wonder of the winter to come.

Happy October! May there be light within you to shine upon the earlier darker hours. May the ghouls and gremlins that ring the door bell make you smile and partake in trick or treat.

May you embrace the change in season knowing... it will bring us back to Spring soon enough.

I have added a tab - Whisper my words, which is a link to my site where I post stories, poems, AndMore events and the Watcher's Journal. Take a peek and enjoy.

Enjoy!

~g

January 24, 2011

Inspiration me...Dragon girl

I watched a movie that shook me to the core.  The Girl with the Dragon tattoo.  I have heard of the book, the drama of the author who is deceased and the wild fire effect the trilogy has had.  Still....I had no interest in it.  Then came the rental.......

As I walked in that Arctic weather this morning to get to work, I was thinking of that movie, just as I did while trying to fall asleep last night.  We take things for granted.

The author who was a journalist wrote of the main character Lisbeth who portrays a girl who was gang raped in front of him.  His guilt in not helping the girl led him to write after work and create these novels.  Clearly his writing shows his disdain for violence against women and he has made Lisbeth a character that is both victim and hero.

So...back to walking.  I was thinking that we just don't appreciate enough, this society of whiners.  We feel we 'deserve' (a far cry from earn) things.  One look at this movie tells us why appreciating is important.  Anyone could be Lisbeth, be grateful you are not.  Anyone could be Mikael, the endless center of blame.  Both take on their lives in stride, fighting along the way.

For a movie so dark, heart piercing and violent, I found great inspiration in it.

Survival, protection, friendship, kinship, faith, belief, justice, good prevails and much more.

The girl with the dragon tattoo was as fierce and powerful as a dragon, yet merely a small young woman with a horrific past that would visit her present.  Her flame never ceased throughout the movie.

We should be so grateful.  Grateful for what we have, for the very life we have and fight for it.  All that is petty should be left to the side.  Isn't fighting for love, happiness and freedom consuming enough????

Here's my inspiration for today - If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. ~Frank A. Clark