29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

I was laughing last night, late at night, as I used a snow blower on my drive. As I did so, my dog decided to run through the stream to give me a Frisbee to throw in the dark and was immediately covered completely in a mass of snow that could be consider nothing less than epic. She shook off, and this time came around the other side to play.

As I continued throwing masses upon masses of snow I thought about how all of us sometimes see the stream in front of us, and don't avoid it until it is pelting us with snow (or whatever else may be streaming around) It is funny how that happens. We know the way to go, but there is something that just draws us in, and boom, we are in the midst of a stream.

I like to think that we can learn from out mistakes while still living life as powerfully as possible. Not letting anything get in our way, but knowing our way is and can be better if we pay attention. I would like to think we can listen to others, and make the world the best it can be, just because we know we can. Take a second, think about your life, and avoid the stream for a minute. (Or two)

So as the sun sets on another day, well, life is good, and we are great. Believe in moving forward, but understand that sometimes when you see something coming it at you, duck, or avoid it! that way you can enjoy your moments every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, have fun, and love the moments every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun went down this evening, no one in this area really knew. Instead of the sunset there was a transition from light to dark, the only passing telltale was a little bit of pink in the sky from some long lost echo of the twilight.

Last night I talked to a variety of people from many different walks of life. I was a huckster for a while, not only promoting my books, but the books of other authors at a local bookstore and bar. (An interesting combination) As I talked I learned a lot about the people there, the writer who wanted to publish, but had not set himself far enough on the path. The visitors who just wanted something to do for the evening, the ladies who came every week and were off to have more fun after, the younger people who were just enjoying the music.

In the end, what I found was that some people are out living, and some live in a bottle. There of course were people there who were strongly engaged with life, but a few I talked to, were there because it was what they did, and there was no positive nor negative to it.

I was always fascinated with the idea of a ship in a bottle. I did not know until much later that the giant ship was deployed small, they opened with strings or movements one inside. My imagination thought that the ship was buitl piece by piece as a until, and in the end, the builder was amazing because he could work at such odd angles. Instead it was a trick, but still a skill.

So I think those that live in a bottle now are the same. There is a lot of skill to living in a bottle, but sometimes it is just a trick, and often it does not mean as much as you think, it is just the way things are in life. Perhaps some can eb out of the bottle and live, but some just enjoy being in the bottle, and enjoy the moments. I like to think that life is best when lived, but perhaps there is something to be said for being safe.

Nope, not going along with it, but I try!

So as the sun sets on another day, break out of the bottle and enjoy some fun, see what life has to offer and find a way to see even more. After all, if we only have 29000 sunsets, what are you waiting for? Find a way, and love life as much as you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile brightly, and love to the moon and back...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I have a rather lofty goal of 12 books this year. As such I am going through many of my writings, finding those that mean something and determining if they will be a base for something I write this year.

For now, a story for you that I found in my archives and added to my online group. You can read it here: http://www.shortstorysite.com/2018/02/01/firefight/

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy life, listen to music, and have some fun. If you can't, at least enjoy reading or doing something, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and wowsers!

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The sun sets on another day...

What is it like to be a child? Do you remember? Do you remember being able to see more than what was in the room, to see beyond and realize that there were no limits in the world. When you were young, do you remember being able to watch the sunset and see the colors not as just a color, but as an adventure ready to be explored? It was all there, for all of us.

In the movie "Paternity" Burt Reynolds explains why he wants a child. He tells of another child who does amazing tricks, seeming to defy gravity and offers that statement that the only reason he can do them, is because he does not know about gravity or that it exists. His goal of course, to be there when the child learns about gravity.

I offer a slightly different skew. Wouldn't it be better if we removed our limits and raised ourselves to the next level. Wouldn't it be better if we took away our limits.

I talk to a lot of people, and as I do I learn that so many are afraid to move forward because of the "what if". Their gravity holds them to what they think is holding them. Is it? Or is what holds you down simply what you put in your mind to hold you down. It is an interesting consideration. Maybe we need to set aside out limits for a moment and try to be the best we possibly can be, perhaps that is when we become limitless. When we are so lost in the moment that we forget our limits, and become more.

So as the sun sets on another day, gravity is a pain in the bottom, well, if you are ice skating. We need to let go of our doubts and fears and find a way to something more direct. We need to make the world a better place, a place where we can be truly more than we thought we could be, where we can be limitless. Make that world in your mind, then find a way to make it real. Make the best picture you can, and take it further, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it...