Thatโ€™s Just My Dad…

Moon River

Wider than a mile

I’ll be crossing

You in style some day…..

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

Dad, I can’t believe it’s been 21 years since you went off to play jazz sitting on a cloud!

In the quiet moments of a hard day- I can still hear you guiding me in the right direction.

When I close my eyes I see your smile.

(Playing with my daughter)๐Ÿ’•
(My son, dad’s mini me)๐Ÿ’•

When i listen to music i automatically pick out each individual instrument just the way you taught me.

(2nd from the left)๐ŸŽบ

When i dance i recall how cool it was as a little girl to be waltzing around the room while standing on your feet.

(Dad’s original
mini me, ME)๐Ÿ’•

When i am near someone smoking a Tiparillo -i inhale and it reminds me of your occasional after-dinner cigar.

Each day i feel your gentle nature all around me.

Thank you dad for being you…๐Ÿ’•

That’s just My Dad! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽบ

Kind Regards and

Smiling with memories -K

Retrospective

The Gavelโ€™s Decision

“GUILTY!” States the Judge!

“Of what? ” I ask?

He replies, “It’s an extensive list!”

“Please tell me!”, I plead.

“Remember, YOU asked”,the Judge retorts and continues .

“On this day, let it be known that:”

“You love him too much.”

“You accepted unacceptable terms.”

“You walked into a relationship with the odds against you.”

“A couple needs the freedom, to be there for each other.”

“Equality in spending quality time, at your house, or his house. You DID NOT have that.”

“Without the above, you lose a precious gift. The opportunity to truly show your love, be there and support each other through all kinds of things, on an even playing field.”

“Due to yours being one sided, your house open, his being off limits, your giving nature was stifled.”

But I thought it would be only for a short time and all would work out!”, I intervened.

“Even true love has it’s limits, young lady.” “Over 2 years of being reigned in, will take it’s toll”, Said the Judge

“So what now?”, I asked

“Look at this picture, what do you see?”, he asked

“A beautiful reflection in the slow moving water of a blue sky, white clouds, and the trees along the shore” said I

“Exactly!”, The Judge nodded in agreement.

“You are those trees, standing tall, reaching for the sun, stuck in one place, as the river continues on”, replied the Judge.

“Now look at this picture and tell me what you see”

A vibrant colored sky, the sun’s rays free to spread their light across the sky, the horizon.” Said I

The Judge asked, ” Which one represents you?”

I started to cry, my heart felt heavy, as though someone had placed a ton of bricks on my chest.

Which one did I choose?

Kind Regards – K

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage.

Guilty

Contentment in now

As a young child

I could

Lay on a blanket

And get lost

In the beauty

Of deep blue skies

Decorated with wisps

Of white clouds

Seemingly forever.

Obviously

Fifty years later,

Things haven’t changed,

Yesterday at lunch,

No blanket needed,

My eyes, heart & soul

Gravitated upward.

Click!

Eventually those wisps

Move on,

Dissipate,

But,

Their majestic

Mystery,

Peaceful exuberance

Remains.

Kind Regards and

Feeling content – K

๐Ÿฆ‹

Photography copyrighted and compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog 5.23.2018

Disappear

Shopping Trip

Run to the store

After work.

Pick up a few

From my mini list.

Overstuff my

Carry basket.

Checkout line

Ringing out.

Look behind,

There’s quite a line!

Seems I arrived

At the perfect time!

Feeling successful,

And compassionate.

Smiling,

Make some room

For the gal’s heavy things

Behind me.

Bagged up

Payment made

Off I start to go.

An Ol’ neighbor

Shouts a sweet hello.

I answer back

With a “How are you?”

Quick exchange.

Life

And a grocery store

In a small town.

Not one person knew

I conquered

A panic attack

To be there.

Kind Regards

and # winning – K

Awkward

Attitude

Your attitude

Ain’t nothing new,

I perfected it

Long before you,

Were even born.

Rather funny,

That I,

Once, just like you,

Thought I knew

Everything too!

Surprise!

I didn’t.

In time, my dear,

I have to say,

There definitely,

Will come a day.

The one you-

Realize,

The words,

I speak are true.

In life

There are

Unrealized moments

That will mold you.

People that will hold you.

Other’s that,

Will set you free.

That’s just the way

It’s gonna be.

No one knows,

What the years will bring.

My hope,

You take time

To observe and absorb

All of it in,

And do your very best.

May you keep

Your open heart,

Give hugs to those in need,

Be kind,

And plant some

Hope, silliness,

Along with

Happiness seeds,

Wherever your

Path may lead you.

One last wish,

Is mine, selfishly.

At some point,

That path your on,

Brings you back

Towards me.

Moms hearts

Have a need

For their

Children’s endless

Joy and possibilities

And the chance

To experience

all the

Glorious gifts

Our universe

Has to offer.

As I recall

Our story,

Isn’t new at all.

Seems my mom,

Did regale one

Similar .

I didn’t believe her, either.

๐Ÿค”

Xxooxxoo

โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ

Kind Regards – K

Photography from K of TheBlackWallBlog memories.

Mentor

Things Change

Tuesday morning he was

Laughing,

Tuesday afternoon he was

Gone.

The shock, brought silence.

Then tears

And grief.

Wednesday we awoke

To find his gift.

He must have whispered

In her ear.

“Let them remember me

With smiles,

Set them free from their pain.

Hence, Mother Nature

Gave us Spring.

โค๏ธ

Baby Lilacs

***

Blueberries buds

***

Maple

***

Hemlock pine cones!

***

In fond memory of Frank,

Gone but never forgotten.

Rest In Peace my friend.

๐Ÿฆ‹

Kind Regards and sunshine -K

Photography compliments of BGage. 5/2/2018

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