Evelyn over at Filling a Hole is once again hosting the Buddha Rocks Project this week. Each day writers use a different photo as inspiration for their posts chosen from the vast library taken by Eric Alder located at Bubba’s Place Deviant Art Gallery – Buddha Rocks.
My father saw me as a Yale man when I was just a boy.
He worked his way from the ground floor up,
and said for me, he just wanted more joy.
So off to Yale I went at the young age of 18.
For the first year I studied hard each and every day.
Until I couldn’t stand it much more and then my real calling came,
I shed my Yale shirt,
I cut my hair,
and off to boot camp I went.
I wrote a note to my dear old dad and this is what it said,
dreams are useless things,
if they are not your own.
He must not have been too pleased because I have not heard from him since.
I have also been participating in A River of Stones for the month of January. I have not been posting them each day but have been posting them in bursts instead. The next few are below.
A River of Stones January 2012 is where people are encouraged to:
1. Notice something properly every day during January.
2. Write it down.
Day 10 – The blue of the sky was clear and pristine except for the lone tornado shaped cloud.
Day 11 – Shimmering hair, sparkling eyes, perfect skin, and tiny height, looking at my daughter is like gazing into a mirror that shows the past.
Day 12 – The warmth wraps around the body like a skin-tight blanket, the scented oils make up the atmosphere, steamy clouds and candlelight twinkle away the stresses of the day.
Day 13 – Children can teach adults so many things about life such as sometimes the best way to rejuvenate the soul is to spend a day playing like a child.
Day 14 – The line of dulled paint on the way up the stairs marks the many safe journeys of little people up and down them each day.
Day 15 – Morning brings forth much ambition and expectation but night can’t always account for it.
One final mention today:
If you head on over to Ozlem Yikici’s blog she has featured me today as a guest on her Savvy Sunday Salutations where I wrote a little article about fear and then answered a few interview questions. I feel more than honoured to have been asked and am amazed by how much effort she put into it.