Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Beyond The Window.

It had been a windswept, rainy night.  The clouds passed.  The rain stopped.  Sprinkled droplets splashed upon yon window.  The street lamp cast an eerie glow.

Lessons have been learnt.  Those who would devalue our humanity, shall never, ever kill the good in the human spirit.  Together, in hope, we cope.  You, my friend, have shared that lesson.  Thank you.

And beyond the window, I saw the universe.

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    1. Hi Michael,

      The eye was in a previous posting. Have you ever tried to take a photo of your eye? Eye did! :)

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  2. It's all much more than we know...
    Laura
    x

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  3. Nothing can kill the human spirit where there is hope. It's when that hope dies and a man cannot see beyond that all is truly lost.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Very true, my friend. Hope and a united stand to be here for each other fuels the energy to keep the human spirit alive.

      Gary

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  4. There are things that are much bigger than ourselves, but we can become much greater when we pull together. Hope lives, may your life be better soon!

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    1. Hi Kim,

      And a raindrops on a window, reflected by the glow of a street lamp, can become a universal wish of seeing a positive light. Thank you, Kim. May both our lives, all our lives, be better soon.

      All the best,

      Gary

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  5. Wonderful words Gary, the message came across , Thanks for sharing.



    I have had problems with Chrome, had to email Alex yesterday to see if he could help, thankfully he was able to help.

    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you and I'm heartened you realised the message behinds the words and photo.

      Very glad to know that Alex has helped you out with your problems with Chrome. I know you've had some problems that have been most baffling with your site. All the best and peaceful thoughts, your way,

      Gary

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  6. Beautiful, Gary. Keep on absorbing the positive.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thank you and I know we both absorb the positives out of what can perceived as a negative.

      In peace and hope,

      Gary

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  7. Hello Gary:
    It is our belief that there is always hope, something upon which to hang even during the hopeless times.

    Your new header picture is most attractive. Where is it?

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    1. Hi Jane and Lance,

      We both embrace such hope. Lessons are learnt and a rainy window becomes symbolic of a positive universe.

      The header is the beach at the edge of the town named Cardigan, Wales. A peaceful day to you both.

      Gary

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  8. Hi Gary .. I love the photo ... and there's always more for all of us - and the human spirit cannot be kept down ... yours flies and is able to leave that motley abyss we get dragged to at times ... writing and expressing our challenges really does ease our way ... time has to pass and then life is easier - I'm sure it will be. With many thoughts and I hope Spring will bring a renewed and happier life ... Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      I thank you and yes, the photo is of raindrops glowing on a window from the light of a street lamp. Indeed, my dear friend, through the verbalisation and the sharing, we understand that the spirit of hope shall never be extinguished. With spring, a rebirth and a new hope. Your words are treasured, Hilary. In peace,

      Gary

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  9. Gary, my friend, your hope brings light into what is for some a dark and ever darkening world. For that, I 'Thank you'.
    J
    Follow me at HEDGELAND TALES

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    1. Hi John,

      And I thank you, my friend. What could be just seen as raindrops on a window on such a miserable night, transformed into the symbolism of a hopeful universe. Peace and positive wishes for a better tomorrow for you, John.

      Gary

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  10. 'In hope we cope' for sure (loved what you said here Gary).

    Without hope we are but wandering stars, going nowhere as we have no direction. Our human spirit can be broken at times but all is not lost because we survived, we got back up, shook the dust from off our clothes and continued.

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    1. Hi Rum-Punch Drunk,

      I appreciate that, my friend. And living our lives with realistic positive anticipation, rather than, negative speculation.

      Ah yes and in the face of adversity, the human spirit has choices. You choose to survive and all those determined to challenge, embrace hope, will choose to survive. Thank you and the dust has been removed :)

      Gary

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  11. This was great Gary! I like the way it ended with a message of hope. You're quite gifted my friend.

    Your friend across the pond, Keith.

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    1. Hi Keith,

      Why thank you and yes, a hopeful, optimistic message. The gift I have is inspired by the gifts of interaction we share, my friend.

      In peace from this side of the pond,

      Gary

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  12. From the superb Sir Tom Eagerly
    Hello Mr Klahanie. Sir Tom went away to have a long lie down and when he returns you have turned into a first-class existentialist philosopher. Well done you. I'll drink to that Sir!

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    1. Greetings Sir Tom,

      Oh how an expectant world has waited for thine words of wisdom. The wait, after your long lie down, was certainly worth it. You know I am, like you are, unique and contemplating our navels, sorry our universe. Thank you, kind Sir Tom.

      Bottoms up,

      Gary

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  13. I believe in the good in all people. Beautiful words, Gary.

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    1. Hi L. Diane Wolfe,

      I embrace your ethos. Thank you for this.

      In peace and positivity,

      Gary

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  14. Great little verse, the good can sure shine through in most. Did you see those probing aliens though? haha

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Why thank you, good sir. We will shine on. The probing aliens are coming to visit you. Haha..

      Gary

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  15. Cool poem. The pic almost looks like an eerie alien eye.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Hi Shelly,

      Why thank you, dear lady. It may well be an eerie alien eye. Thanks for reminding me. Must put up a photo of an eerie 'alien' eye :)

      Loving the chocolate. Thanks for that.

      Gary

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      Thank you and indeed, it will. The message in the posting and in the photo portrays that very ideal. Be well, my friend.

      Gary

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  17. A universal, inter galactic view of man and his troubles....we must look so microscopic from space....but down here, the troubles can seem big and oppressive. We're all holding good thoughts for you Gary. Hang in there.

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    1. Hi Delores,

      Another interesting angle and our troubles might be seen as infinitesimal from way out there. I hope the interpretation of a rainy window becoming the universe was poignant. I'm grateful for your good thoughts and all those who I'm blessed to know. I think this posting demonstrates a perception of positivity. Thank you, Delores.

      In peace and good wishes, your way,

      Gary

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  18. Oh I just popped over from Delores's blog and she was right your blog made me happy and left me thinking. That is a good thing in my book. B

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    1. Hi Buttons,

      I'm very glad you visited from over at Delores' site and I've noted she listed you in that posting. She's certainly a marvel and I'm grateful to know Delores.

      I'm heartened by your encouraging words, Buttons. To feel happy and to think out the different perceptions such a short posting can reveal, is a most optimistic outcome. Thank you, my friend.

      In kindness and good wishes,

      Gary

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    1. Hi becca,

      This is what I had wished for. You know I cheer you on. In peace and hope, your way,

      Gary

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  20. "And beyond the window, I saw the universe" :D X

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    1. Hi All Consuming,

      You understand. Thank you, Michelle.

      In hope and positivity, your way,

      Gary x

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    1. Hi Caren,

      Thank you and the imagery, subject to so many interpretations.

      Peace and warm wishes,

      Gary

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    1. Hi Arleen,

      To know this touched your heart is a magical moment. Thank you, Arleen.

      In peace and hope,

      Gary

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  23. Gary, we could share a cup of hot chocolate on that one. Of course Penny and Beau would each have a bowl of nonfat milk. (We'd tell them it was ice cream.) I hope things are boding better? It comes and goes, I know.

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    1. Hi lotta joy,

      Indeed, share a cup of hot chocolate and contemplate the meaning in the swirls. Penny and Beau would probably figure it out and insist on the finest Cornish double cream, ice cream :) This posting is a positive affirmation that tries to convey a hopeful outlook. And yes, the moods are rather extreme. Never mind, we shall get there. We both will because we have to believe. Thank you, lotta joy.

      In kindness and peace,

      Gary

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  24. Slap me sally, that was great!! it's hard to be completely serious when you have the sheep shearer picture right after...oh my! the picture is quite cool!!! no no, not the man with the sheep hair on it... :D

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    1. Hi Tammy,

      Who the heck is "sally"? haha...You see, I can be totally serious, although the man with 'fur' on his back is a doctored photo of my back. We have a sheep shearer shortage in Britain!

      Thank you, Tammy. Peace be with you. Kind regards and a truck load of wool, your way,

      Gary

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  25. Cosmic, wise words, my friend. I love the way you could feel the emotion of what you convey in them. I feel your grief, your courage and your hope all rolled up in this post, Gary. If you ever need my support, you know I'll always be there for you. Take care, my friend.

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    1. Hi Kelly,

      Thank you, my friend. I did try to express a lot in few words. The underlying theme is about perceptions and the window was no longer a dreary scene of a miserable, rainy night, but a symbol of a universal hope. Your support, your friendship is a treasured gift. And like you, I'm always here for you. You're a good man, Kelly.

      In hope and understanding,

      Gary

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  26. This is a sign of many good things to come Gary! Your positive energy is shining through!
    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      You are so right. There was indeed positive symbolism within this post. A symbolism I share with others who might just see the hopeless when there is hope. Thank you, Julie.

      With respect and peaceful wishes,

      Gary

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  27. I love it, Gary. Beautiful.

    Madison:)

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    1. Hi Madison,

      Thank you, dear lady. I know you understand the meaning in this posting.

      In peace and the gift of empathy, your way,

      Gary :)

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  28. Beautiful voyage. Thanks for taking me along.

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    1. Hi Susan Kane,

      Thank you, dear lady, for coming along on a voyage of universal hope.

      In kindness and goodwill,

      Gary

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  29. That was beautiful. (:
    Funny though, the image made me think of the cosmos in a cup of coffee . . . me thinks I need to get more sleep (;

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    1. Hi Elise,

      I'm most encouraged. Thank you. The cosmos in a cup of coffee. I like that. Me thinks you might sleep and dream of the cosmos in a coffee cup :)

      Peaceful dreams, my friend.

      Gary

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  30. Hi Gary. This was a really uplifting post! I agree with of the lovely positive comments people have made. I keep returning because, through the darker times, I know that the real you will emerge soon enough!
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hi bazza,

      Thank you, good sir. The positive comments confirmed that we can all see something good in what might be perceived as not so good. Thus, on a dreary night, the raindrops glowing on a window became more than that. They became symbolic of a hopeful universe. I am here and those who sabotage the positive will never win.

      Peace be with you, bazza.

      Gary

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  31. Dear Gary,
    Sorry I'm late but some things got in the way. LOL That photo is really unique. Imagine getting that from a street light and raindrops.

    My friend Marilyn did some work for you on Monday. She is now traveling and going to seminars so it's not as easy to talk to her. I hope it did some positive things. She said she would do more later.
    Love and peace, Manzanita

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    1. Dear Manzanita,

      Never too late for a comment from you, dear lady. Indeed, it really is raindrops on a window with the central 'galaxy' a street lamp.

      I am grateful for that work your friend Marilyn did on Monday. Something perhaps ironically positive has happened. I have further proof that I need ongoing medical attention. Please let Marilyn know I'm deeply grateful for the vibrations. And your vibrations of hope are warmly embraced.

      Love and peaceful wishes,

      Gary

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  32. What a great picture. I agree - the human spirit will triumph - it has to. There's too much good in the world for it to be squashed out!

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    1. Hi Jemi,

      A picture of perceptions and what we choose to see. The goodness in the human spirit will never let the negative forces impact our rights to a peaceful, hopeful life. Thank you for your reinforcing comment, Jemi.

      Have a good weekend and stay warm.

      Gary

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  33. Wow love the photo and your words ring true. B

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    1. Hi Buttons,

      Thank you for the follow up comment. I was hoping the photo and the words would intertwine in a way that brings hope. I greatly enjoyed reading your posting, my friend.

      In kindness and enjoy your weekend,

      Gary

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  34. Hi, Gary! I saw your comment on Joylene's blog today, and thought I'd visit you:-) Love your post, and your About Me section. Keep up that positive energy--it's wonderful, and this world needs more of it for sure!!!

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  35. Hi Jamie,

    And what a delight to see your good self here. Thank you. Ah yes, Joylene, which reminds me and oops, I said I'd go and visit your site. Hang on, I'll get there :)

    I'm heartened you like my post and you read the section about me. Very nice of you to do that. For sure, my friend, positivity breeds positivity. May you have a peaceful weekend.

    With respect and good wishes,

    Gary

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  36. Well at least you know where you'll be on Valentine's Day. I will pray for you. Get good drugs.

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    1. Hi YzarC AmaM,

      Oh yes, a Valentine's Day that's going to be rather memorable. A bit of a bummer, but memorable. Thank you for your prayers. Most kind of you. Drugs. Wonder if caffeine counts in this case :)

      Have a peaceful day.

      Gary

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.