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 28, 2011

Latin saying.....

There is a Latin saying...No me des la indirecta!

Basically it means 'don't give me the run around'.  I hate indirectas, when people say something that is directed at you but are too cowardly to actually say it to you.

Facebook is a place for many 'indirectas'.  It leaves the person to later say 'it was not meant for you'.

Text and email are the cowardly ways of communication for indirectas too, one can then say that you got it wrong, even when it is obvious.

The young today don't understand that phrase, yet it applies to them often.  Not to say it doesn't apply to any other generation, but young adults don't understand the viral repercussions of their virtual 'indirectas', I handle those simply by un-friending them.  I mean I open facebook for many reasons, indirectas is not one of them.

The irony is that mostly you see/read a persons ignorance.  Virtually stamped for many to see.  I shake my head at the stupidity of it all.

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

January 20, 2011

AndMore...Train wreck

You just don't win in this world, of that I am sure.

It doesn't matter what city you live in (and this Gypsy pretty much is in plenty of them) NYC is a terrible place to commute to.

I get to the subway and as if it isn't bad enough to share platform space with both 2 legged and 4 legged rats, the stench gets worse yearly.  The waiting time between trains is lengthier by the week.  Peddlers are loose, if they are not singing, dancing or preaching then they are speaking a script.  My favorite is the buy that I used to see at the Penn Station.  He has the same story, he has kids in NJ or NY (depending in which direction he is going) and needs just 4 more dollars to get the ticket.  I fell for it the first time.  By the fourth time I was reciting the script with him (he definitely did not appreciate that).

Today the train finally gets there after a 25 minute wait.  That's a long time, the platform gets so full that if you are on the edge chances are a light tap can send you over into the tracks.  I get into the train and am pretty squashed.  I don't know what's worse, the guy with the stench of burping his breakfast or the woman that decided today was a good day to dive in head first into the cheapest fucking perfume.

I put on my headphones and listen to the tunes of Evanescence, nothing like hearing her screaming vocal cords to keep you awake in the morning.  The train stops and I realize the doors don't open, I pretty much don't care since it's not my stop.

Well.....I should've cared.  We were ushered off the train and told to go upstairs to another platform to get to our destination.  Both sides of the platform was closed.  No reason or none that I heard by the time I shut the MP3 player off.

Now this is me we are talking about.  It took a YEAR a FUCKING YEAR for me to find my way around Little Falls, the town is 2.5 miles big.  I decided it would be better to take the bus.

Damn FUCKING bus took 40 minutes to arrive.

As my friends daughter likes to say "Whats the reason?"  I mean, why bother getting up so early if you are going to get work so late????  I could sleep more!!!!!

'The city that never sleeps'  Well, that's because people CAN'T GET HOME! to sleep.  There's the secret to that one.

I still don't know why they did that!  I still don't know why it takes 40 minutes for a bus to arrive in NEW YORK CITY!  I still don't know why I forgot to ask my friend for a belt.

I am wearing jeans that although hug my ass, that same ass pulls them down. I am officially one of those guys that walk around with their skivvies showing, except I didn't wear skivvies, I wore itty bitties.  So my coat (you know Shaneequa) with the rough insides (although warm) has given my ass severe rug burns.  I sit in torture, festering of my ride or lack up, with a dieing need to sit and soak in neosporin.

How's your FUCKING day going????????

Update

Sorry folks, had some issues with getting into my own blog.  I shall be posting all the crap I couldn't write in the last couple of weeks.  Get your bitter juice ready!

January 07, 2011

Inspiration me...Passion and Purpose

For the new year I have a new deck of cards.  Although still inspirational they are a self work deck.  Healing Man Healing Woman.  The deck comes with a worksheet.  Each card has a negative and positive to a word or words.  You must decide which best describes you, whether it be positive or negative, in which case you need to work on that.

Today's card is Passion and purpose.  Fitting really since my passions have changed and they have changed with purpose.

+ I love what I do.  I feel my life has meaning and I am generally excited about my path and pursuits.
- Overall, my life seems uneventful, unimportant, dispassionate, or without any real meaning.

I don't know whether you see yourself best described in your passion and purpose as a positive or negative, but I feel I fall in both, scarily in an almost equal fashion.

But then again, I had decided at the start of winter (I do not do resolutions rather I seasonally evaluate and see where to improve things) that I would make some serious changes in my life.  Some changes are so tremendous it has affected me.  Other changes are ones that I knew I had to make but waited too long and yet other changes time took care of.

In any case, the inspiration is in knowing that a change must occur and taking the actions to do so, no matter how painful, no matter how many disagree as long as it is for the greater good.  You.

For more information on the cards as well as other decks by Dr. Antonia Martinez, please visit her site:

http://www.healingspirit.com/journal/inner-power/take-the-inner-power-challenge/