Sunday Stills – Free movement

For Terri’s Sunday Stills — Freedom

“I ask only to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind surely will not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterfly.” Charles Dickens — Bleak House

True freedom can be found anywhere, under any circumstance for it is an attitude of spirit ~JPP

As above, so below
as the universe
so the soul

6.28.20 freedom
Ocean, mountains, clouds, and sky — Kaikoura, NZ
6.28.20 Kyomizu
Kyomizu, Kyoto, Japan
6.28.20 open range
The open vastiness that is Wyoming

Ruby Tuesday — The Rolling Stones

Til next time ~Peace and freedom ~JP

One Liner Wednesday – Coffee and Denial

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For Linda’s One Liner Wednesday — Cause some days …. yeah.

6.24.20 coffee and denial

credit Sweatpants and Coffee

“It’s totally OK if some days
your only coping skills are coffee and denial.”
~Sweatpants and Coffee

Shatter Me Featuring Lzzy Hale – Lindsey Stirling

Til next time ~Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JP

A to Z Challenge, What Day Is It Anyway? Coping with Covid day 13

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My contributions for the A to Z Challenge – Anti-Social and What Day Is It Anyway– Coping with Covid – day 13

“I am not anti-social, I’m anti-idiot” ~ Sherlock Holmes

In a sudden irrational act of antimicrobial, antihistimine inspired social distancing, I caught myself waving to one of my soon to be co-workers from my window this morning. He didn’t wave back, then I remembered, I have tinted windows, you know those shiny mirror things that block the view so I can see out but no one can see in. Drat! That’s what you get from inhaling too much sanitizer! Wonder if that could be considered huffing?

We ventured out into the wilds of semi-suburban Rapid City to our local Health Food Coop today. It wasn’t half bad. Special “immune compromised” hours and a very small store with fairly high prices led to an almost serene atmosphere. No toilet paper, no wipes, no rolled oats, but filled most of the rest of my list. Got in, got out, got home, just in time for a Spring Squall complete with snow. Ahhhh Black Hills in the Spring.Β  How y’all holding up?

Til next time ~ Keep your head down and your pantry full ~JP

From a Distance — Bette Midler

One Liner Wednesday – Small things/great things

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From Linda’s one liner wednesday β€œAll difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“The first half of this quote is becoming all too obvious in the world we live in. But the second half remains a challenge. Think about it. What small things in your life do you now have time to make great?”

Funny you should ask Linda, at my age time is a constant companion. No matter what I have to do, or how much leisure I have, there’s never, ever enough time. So, every day I try to do small things with great love. Perhaps that’s the real lesson to be learned from the current crisis (no I’m not naming it, could be like Betelguese πŸ˜‰ tomorrow is never promised, don’t wait.

3.15.20 sunrise

“Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”
~ Galdalf the Grey

I hope you dance ~ Lee Ann Womack

Til next time – practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty ~JPP

One-Liner Wednesday – Changes

For Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

2.12.20 anywhere
Sterling Point, NZ 5133 km south of the equator

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes,
you can steer yourself in any direction you choose
~Dr. Seuss

So having had my business trip pulled out from under me, I’ve decided to makes some different plans, sounds like vacation time to me. πŸ˜‰Β  “Good times, riches, and son of a B****s, I’ve seen more than I can recall.”

Changes in latitudes — Jimmy Buffet

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

DVerse Poets Quadrille – Stay Little

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Whimsygizmo is hosting QuadrilleΒ over at dVerse Poets Pub this week and has given us the prompt of “fill.”

Stay Little a Little Longer

Stay little a little longer
so I can hold you
a few moments more
here by the warm glowing fire
toys covering the floor

Childhood is too soon over
I’ll never have my fill
of storybooks and silly rhymes,
days of Jack and Jill

Word count 44

Puff the Magic Dragon — Peter, Paul & Mary

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

One Liner Wednesday – a Cup of Tea

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Yesterday was crazy, I mean all day at doctors, pharmacies, running around, getting home half hour before dinner kind of crazy. So for today, I shall keep in mind the sage wisdom of an unknown artist

2.5.20 cup of tea
found on pinterest – author unknown

“Always remember that, nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown — you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.”

For Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek # 4 – By the Book

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge week 4. Yeah I’m still catching up … grumble grumble stupid pain meds … my prompt for week 4: By the Book

I’m a reader. I read prolifically, voraciously, and well, a LOT. When I saw this urban artwork in Taipei, Taiwan I was delighted.

1.29.20 by the book

β€œFairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
~Neil Gaiman

Theme from The Neverending Story

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP