WOTD impression

WOTD impression

Impression

It’s been so long since I’ve visited my adopted home

I am not the same person since visiting Paris

I am not the same person since returning from Paris

Planning in seven years to make the same impression on my daughters

Paris opened my heart

My daughters enrich my heart

All I want to do is the same for them

I want the thumbprint imbedded in their soul as it is mine

They should know the beauty that can be possible and should witness a beauty that matches their own

The anticipation is overwhelming

WOTD adrift

WOTD adrift

Adrift


Sometimes the path has no hills, no clouds, no turns

We yawn and ask for excitement, entertainment, enlightenment

As if we were entitled to such luxuries

But it is in those times we are tested the most to veer off our path in search for the next shiny

When what we set out to follow is easiest to follow then the path needs a recalculation because certainly it can be thus easy we think to ourselves

But it is that easy, sometimes the universe tosses us a break, sometimes we have a chance to catch up or take a well deserved nap (always take the nap when offered)

If the path seems easy enough for anyone to follow and you complain because that means anyone can follow it, remember the times when you gave plodded through the freezing rain alone begging for some sort of companion

Be mindful if your path at all times, recalculation implies you have all the time in the world, and you may, but not those who you spawn

WOTD collaboration

WOTD collaboration

Collaboration


A dance that is truly about feeling

Delicate and treacherous

Wants and desires and aspirations dictate who leads and who dips

Once complete it is never exactly how it was envisioned

Is it as satisfying for each participant

When the audience witnesses the final project do they normally care

It’s like the dreaded group projects in school when you knew you would be the driving force

And can you fault someone who is trying to do their own work and doesn’t have the dedication or drive 

WOTD hospitality

WOTD hospitality

Hospitality

From homless couch surfer to 5 bedroom house in 8 years

A home us not a home unless you can share

We teach that to our children, we relearn it every day

Our fortune is only as great as how we can spread it to out neighbors and friends

We sleep with the doors unlocked

And it is the sweetest slumber

We sleep knowing that those beside us enjoy the sounds if laughter and awe

Come in enjoy and leave to pass it along

WOTD final

WOTD final

Final

Every year, the crying gets a little less

I can watch the commercials and not lose it

Watching my wife and my children grow

The feelings are not as dark or gloomy

Making better memories for them

In the rush to get the best gift

Reservations at her favorite restaurant

Fighting the crowds

Grousing at the same

We will stay home and remind her every day how much we appreciate the late ve she shows in many ways

It’s too late to tell my mother to her face

But I can always call out to the universe and know she will hear

One day my girls will be the ones keeping traditions that we create today

WOTD maze

WOTD maze

Maze

It’s Friday night, dark rain and humidity fogging up my windows

Already headed to bed when just a scant 5 years ago I’d be heading downtown to a foreign film

So used to spending days awake playing online games, studying, writing, creating art

Some Fridays I made the trek to the casino for hours of tedium

Then I grew up, headed down a different path, and now I await the patter of feet sneaking downstairs

The faint smell of urine and sour milk lingers just above soiled diapers

It seems I turn left, right, up, down and get further from the center of my self-centeredness 

I did break down and scream at the gridlocked traffic about how I felt trapped, making a step back toward the center, all I heard in response we’re car horns, music, radio talk show

When the rain broke at the same time the blockade of sweat, steel and smog, my mood broke and I focused on my goal for the day

I ran my egregious errands, I pampered myself with small talk and a haircut

Arriving home I dove back into my fathership role heading down different paths in my daughter’s life journey, steering them down a different path in hopes that one of us finally finds the exit

Will I ever know if the do find it, I can’t give myself the luxury of contemplation. 

WOTD pursue

WOTD pursue

Pursue

In order to catch what we want, it usually is ahead of us

We have to anticipate where it is going and determine if we have the resources to catch and return home

It is the age old dilemma of resouce allocation and risk/reward

Do I want that shinny new car, us the beautiful person I want to bed worth the damage to my marriage, should I spank my children only to incur their dear and not respect

In order to hunt we start from behind

How do we gain ground quick enough

I can’t tell you the worth of things

I won’t tell you what things to value

Be dispassionate about what value you place in things

Because there is always a cost, and if you are lucky you’ll find out before you buy