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The sun sets on another day, and boy do I wish I was here.

Today the scene of the day was cloudy gloomy and generally depressing. This was combined with cloudy, gloomy and depressing people.  If we think about the movie "Blade Runner" for a second we understand that the rain can sometimes make us feel alive, and sometimes make us appreciate the things we really don't appreciate much. 

I have seen this movie a lot and unfortunately remember far too much in life and the main character Roy Batty never really appreciates the gift he has had of life until it is time for him to die. In that moment he saves the man who is trying to kill him and ends the movie with many thoughts we should all consider. In the end it is how we were that was important, and all the things we have done may be lost "Like tears in the rain". 

We grow up, our children grow up, their children will grow up, and someday we will all have our sunset, but in the process the most awesome gift we can give is not castles of marble and stone, nor money in the bank, nor beautiful cars, educations, ipads, ipods, phones, or even a home that never changes. Instead we should always show our children, our friends, our loved ones and everyone we know that love is more than just a word, it is a way of life. Be true to your heart. 

Sir Walter Scott said it best with:

Breathes there the man with soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said,

"This is my own, my native land!"

Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd

As home his footsteps he hath turn'd

From wandering on a foreign strand?

If such there breathe, go, mark him well;

For him no Minstrel raptures swell;

High though his titles, proud his name,

Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

Despite those titles, power, and pelf,

The wretch, concentrated all in self,

Living, shall forfeit fair renown,

And, doubly dying, shall go down

To the vile dust from whence he sprung,

Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung.


Another day, the sun has set. Night has closed in, with the promise of a better tomorrow. (Better be telling the truth)

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Never a gull flies out to sea but carries my spirit, wild and free.

A nice quote that was on my grandmothers wall, even though most seagulls are pretty messy and not too nice (pretty much as they are portrayed in the movie "Finding Nemo". That being said I have always had a fascination with seagulls since I read Jonathon Livingston Seagull soo many years ago.

The idea of searching for perfection in life is ultimately noble and sometimes very lost. Too many people get lost in fear of failure, disappointment, and how people will see them that they lose the gift of life, and give it up for an almost noble cause, instead of creating a legacy that can be much more fulfilling. In Jonathon Livingston Seagull poor Jon is ridiculed by all as he tries to find his way and become the ultimate expert on flying. After all, what gull really wants to fly instead of eat?

As this gull flies into the sunset I imagine he (or she) may well be on his way to finding a more noble cause than a new meal. Instead he or she riding the winds feeling the power of us all and rising above to the heavens as we can only imagine. I took this shot in San Diego as waves of anguish ran over my soul, only to have them lifted by this simple sight. So take a moment, think of your passion, and be the best there can be at it, rise above it all and be free! (Or go out and eat eat eat, either way is the seagull way)

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The sun sets on another day as the breeze blows across the waters. (No, this is not a picture from today or this weekend, but one of thousands from files).

I love sunsets. If you had not guessed I am fascinated with both sunrises and sunsets, but as the sun sets we seem to get just a little more color, or I am in tune just a little more with color. For today lets consider the essence of love for a moment.

Well, maybe not, let's set aside love for today, and just enjoy the breeze, the picture, and the moment and realize that love is at the center of all we are, without it we are not anything. (No, not really an opinion, just the facts ma'am).

Love someone today, with all your heart, for tomorrow they may be gone.

We will come around to more later.....



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I was walking down the sidewalk today and found a nice shiny penny, new and bright, with all the luck in the world facing up at me with its pretty little head looking right in my eyes. I paused and of course picked up the penny, because I noticed it.

We should all take that time to notice things and "pick up" on them, then make them part of us. After all that poor penny was quite alone until I picked it up, and it served its purpose the moment I did pick it up. It gave me some luck! (well I hope it did) Too often we are so lost in our own thoughts that we fail to see the other side. So many people drive without looking around, live life in their own little world and miss the shiny penny in front of them. What can be worse is when they step over that penny, and don't see its value until it is gone. So pick up your penny and takes the luck from it, smile at the person driving next to you, hold tight to the person who loves you and watch the sun go down together knowing this one life you were given is a life worth living!